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Cover Story: Issue Nine

Cover Story: Issue Nine

In this post I want to talk about the cover story behind the design of Ligature Journal Issue Nine. The issue is the third and final in a series of issues considering the theme; Design and Place.

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This is why print isn’t dead (to us)

Without fail, every team that we’ve run through the press tutorial with has expressed how refreshing and satisfying it was to design something physically from start to finish. Designers often feel super glued to their digital screens, unable to walk away from it even after the end of the business day. A fair few of us ultimately pick up a hands-on hobby to sort of counteract that—making something with your hands will always be undeniably satisfying.

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Design and Place Times Three

Design and Place times three

At the time of writing these are our three most recent issues. All delve into the relationship between design and place. Prior to these issues we chose a different theme for each issue, so for us this three issue series on a single theme is unusual. So, why did we do it?

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ABDA Awards 2020 | Student Finalist Molly Keene

This year marks our first year as a sponsor for the Australian Book Designer’s Association Awards and it represents our commitment in supporting and showcasing the work of emerging designers. Our category for 2020 was ‘Best Student Design Award’ and four very talented designers from Shillington were chosen as finalists—Rommey Watts, Laura Tournier, Tara Cosgrave-Perry and Molly Keene.

We wanted to take this opportunity to get to know these talented designers a little more and to dive a deeper into the processes behind their cover designs. Let’s say hello to Molly Keene!

EDIT: CONGRATULATIONS MOLLY ON WINNING THE INAUGURAL BEST STUDENT DESIGN AWARD!

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ABDA Awards 2020 Student Finalist Tara Cosgrove-Perry

Book cover designed by Tara Cosgrove-Perry, ABDA Awards Student Finalist 2020

This year marks our first year as a sponsor for the Australian Book Designer’s Association Awards and it represents our commitment in supporting and showcasing the work of emerging designers. Our category for 2020 was ‘Best Student Design Award’ and four very talented designers from Shillington were chosen as finalists—Rommey Watts, Laura Tournier, Tara Cosgrave-Perry and Molly Keene. We wanted to take this opportunity to get to know these talented designers a little more and to dive a deeper into the processes behind their cover designs. Let’s say hello to Tara Cosgrave-Perry!

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ABDA Awards 2020 | Student Finalist Laura Tournier

Book cover designed by Laura Tournier

This year marks our first year as a sponsor for the Australian Book Designer’s Association Awards and it represents our commitment in supporting and showcasing the work of emerging designers. Our category for 2020 was ‘Best Student Design Award’ and four very talented designers from Shillington were chosen as finalists—Rommey Watts, Laura Tournier, Tara Cosgrave-Perry and Molly Keene. We wanted to take this opportunity to get to know these talented designers a little more and to dive a deeper into the processes behind their cover designs. Let’s say hello to Laura Tournier!

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ABDA Awards 2020 | Student Finalist Rommey Watts

Book cover designed by Rommey Watts

This year marks our first year as a sponsor for the Australian Book Designer’s Association Awards and it represents our commitment in supporting and showcasing the work of emerging designers. Our category for 2020 was ‘Best Student Design Award’ and four very talented designers from Shillington were chosen as finalists—Rommey Watts, Laura Tournier, Tara Cosgrave-Perry and Molly Keene.

We wanted to take this opportunity to get to know these talented designers a little more and to dive a deeper into the processes behind their cover designs.

Let’s say hello to Rommey Watts!

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Life after LJ with Celestia Sadeli

Life after LJ with Celestia Sadeli

 

With just under a year in-between the start of this issue and the end of issue seven we thought it would be a good time to catch-up with the recent graduates of issue seven. Celestia Sadeli shares with us what it’s been like entering into the design industry and her journey getting there.

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Cover Story: Issue Eight

The cover for Ligature Journal is probably our most playful cover design to date. In the world of magazine design so much occurs on a computer screen before it translates into print.

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An Industry Awards Night

Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images for AGDA

Late last year I, my partner, and our one staff member attended a design industry awards night, the AGDA Awards for 2019. It’s only the second time in a career spanning nearly 30 years that I have been, the first was the year before. (It’s also only about the fifth time we have ever entered work.)

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