Gibson’s Beach 5.44pm

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    27.05.20

    WFH Quarantunes

    Playlist

    Adjusting to life in isolation can give rise to some unexpected benefits, one our studio has enjoyed is a total monopoly over your own music choices. No more arguing who will be DJ for the day or subtlely logging onto the studio Spotify account to skip that one a song you can't stand. Now you can finally play 'Killing In The Name' as loud as you like, and on repeat with no complaints.


    Some great COVID-themed playlists have been popping up to get your workday started, Collins Sounds Vol.8 – WFH Quarantunes, Permanent Vacation by Paramount House Hotel, or Rec Club’s Mix Tape 1: The ...

    #music #studio life 20.05.20

    Avalon Beach 8.00am

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    06.05.20

    Engaging 2020
    through experience

    Trendspotting

    In current times it can be difficult to be seen and heard online. A web design trend we have noticed is using a simple and intuitive interactive element to engage with your online audience.


    A great example of this is shown by the online book store Penguin Random House. They personalise the selection process by asking two questions that cleverly narrow in on appropriate reading options for yourself or another as a gift.


    While social group SOS Violence Conjugale Quebec adopts a similar interactive module with Itsnotviolent to help grow awareness around aggressive messaging ...

    29.04.20

    Avalon 8.22am

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    22.04.20

    Earthy Excellence

    Trendspotting
    Always searching for new sources of inspiration, we are currently loving the balance in Bobby Clark's geometric compositions, the figurative shapes in Caroline Walls' paintings and the ceramic creations of Milly Dent.

    All three artists have beautifully unique work, but we see a synergy via the use of tonality, texture and minimalistic forms.
    06.04.20

    Surry Hills 11.00am

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    11.03.20

    Adding up

    Studio Life

    Ikon was tasked with pushing the design boundaries on AARNet’s most recent annual report.


    With strong guidelines and serious information to deliver, we chose to keep the design simple and create pace through colour and pattern. Interconnectedness is a key theme within the business and as a major networker provider for Internet services to Australian education and research communities and their partners. We developed a fluid graphic device which was inspired by the underground cables which connect customers and also represents continuity and communication. This wave-like pattern ...

    04.03.20

    Avoca 1.40pm

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    26.02.20

    Playful Palette

    Flashback
    The Golden Age Cinema is one of Ikon’s favourite neighbourhood haunts and what better excuse to go than when 'Le Mépris (Contempt)’ screens at their summer series 'Ciao Europa’? A triple treat of location, primary colour and romantic tension, it is one of director Jean-Luc Godard’s most talked-about movies, Set between Rome and the south of Italy, majestic mediterranean seas contrast with a tumultuous relationship between Paul (Michel Piccoli) and Camille (Briget Bardot) in a bold palette of predominantly yellow, red, blue and white. Godard explores the power of colour to ...
    24.02.20

    William Street 8.54pm

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    14.02.20

    Framed!

    Studio Life
    A fun collaboration naming, branding and packaging Belleview Art x Style. Launching with a single series of framed photographic prints and a view to expanding into a range of homewares, the brief was to create a brand which was simple, bright and with broad audience appeal. We took inspiration from the frame corner graphic device to create a simple brandmark which has a sense of focus as an icon and works effectively as a repeat pattern in various scales on packaging. The fresh yellow and white colour palette is as optimistic as the brand’s sunny Australian heritage.
    29.01.20