A painter's notes on making a portrait. Plus, see the author speak about her writing and her portrait, in front of the picture at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
How does a great creative mind work? The design superstar tells us, before his appearances in Sydney, Aug 25 and Melbourne, Aug 29.
The Australian Book Design Awards call for entries, till June 23, 2014.
Why the covers of the "New Yorker" are brilliant, and Culture Mulcher's attempt at the cover about US government shutdown and the impending debt ceiling default on October 17.
On writers' tales and thoughts, tropic rain, design awards, and midnight shards of Sydney's outrageous beauty.
Recently I posted links to a clip of Robert Hughes talking about the decline of old fashioned ideals in art: the meaning of art aside from its commodity value. From the sublime to the ridiculous; or at least, the commercial. This coming Tuesday, 21 August at 6:30pm, I’m giving a talk on book cover design […]
Rightho — this is something I should have done a couple of weeks back. It’s a heads up for a (free) talk I’m giving on book cover design, specifically on the Text Classics series, Australian classics, rather than from o/s. You can see the thirty covers here, and hopefully you’ll have seen them (yellow: Aussie […]
Just a note to say that the excellent designer, Sandy Cull, has posted a (long-promised) piece from me on the design blog, About Book Design. (She is a VBP [very busy person]; how she keeps that blog-ball in the air, too, is admirable.) An extract: After he had put in his prescription at the pharmacy […]