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Why Ligature Journal was created

 

There are three elements to the origin of the Journal, though I would have to say that the real beginning of the Ligature Journal story is entirely personal. I have had a desire to create and produce a magazine for many years. Maybe it was just vanity, to get something over which I had a lot of control – something not subject to the needs of an external client – into the world.

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World Book Day 2019

 

World Book Day was created to honor the author Miguel de Carvantes, first on the 7th of October and then later changed to the 23rd of April, his death date. Coincidentally this date was also the anniversary of William Shakespeare, Henry Vaughan, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and many other prominent authors.

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Life After LJ with Anne Vu

Anne Vu | Website

 

It’s always interesting to see where interns and junior designers end up after their first few experiences working inside a ‘real’ design studio/agency. In this series we’ll be catching up with designers and interns who have worked on various issues of Ligature Journal.

Let’s see what they’ve been up to!

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Life After LJ with Sabrina Carini

 

It’s always interesting to see where interns and junior designers end up after their first few experiences working inside a ‘real’ design studio/agency. In this series we’ll be catching up with designers and interns who have worked on various issues of Ligature Journal.

Let’s see what they’ve been up to!

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PET Lamp Project

PETLAMP

 

PET Lamp – a project that combines the re-usability of plastic bottles with traditional weaving techniques of communities all over the world. The idea was to highlight our overuse of plastic bottles and to combat the substantial environmental effects it has on our planet whilst creating unique handmade lampshades.

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Meet the team for issue 7!

 

It’s happening! Ligature Journal officially kicks off this month and we’d love to introduce you to our brand spanking new design team made up of students and graduates from Billy Blue, UTS and Enmore. They are a strong team of 5 – (L-R) Katherine Zhang, Emma Breen, Brigitte Greene, Celestia Sadeli and Joanna Shuen.

To get to know a little more about the team we’ve asked them a few questions…

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Life after LJ with Liam Carver

Liam Carver | Website

 

It’s always interesting to see where interns and junior designers end up after their first few experiences working inside a ‘real’ design studio/agency. In this series we’ll be catching up with designers and interns who have worked on various issues of Ligature Journal.

Let’s see what they’ve been up to!

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Made By Refugee

Kien Quan (Creative/Content creator/Photographer) and Jillian Young (Creative/Designer)

Photo courtesy of Kien Quan

 

A passion project that exploded into a worldwide movement. Made by Refugee was designed and created by Kien Quan and Jillian Young (students from Miami Ad School in the US) to remind the world of the priceless contributions that refugees have made all across the globe.

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Good Books on Typography a Wish List, two

 

In this second post, I continue my answer to the question on every young designer’s lips, what are some good books on typography?

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Welcome to our new Resources section

What’s a website without free stuff? Rather dull perhaps? So starting in January 2019 we will be posting useful resources here on a semi-regular basis. These Resources (a link for those reading this from the blog page) are for designers and they are in addition to our Blog and the selection of Articles that we publish on-line some of which are from Ligature Journal.

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