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SBS 2 pop up

1:54 am

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SBS 2 and Resolution Design commissioned me to make a bespoke pop-up book.
The TVC is to celebrate a block-buster line up of 2013 holiday programming.
Best news is, it screens all summer long!

Full video and images HERE

Fish lanterns for Cliff Dive

7:34 am

Something a bit different this time around – my mates from The Cliff Dive asked me to make a school of glowing fish lanterns for above their dance floor. Tonight we are off to install them! Here is a studio shot >> more images soon.

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Clothes Encounters at The Powerhouse

2:58 pm

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I am honoured to announce that the collaboration between myself and Romance Was Born has been acquired by the Powerhouse Museum and now forms part of their permanent collection.

The huge pop-up set, as well as the wearable paper pieces I made for models and the collateral attached to the show are currently on show in the museum as part of the Clothes Encounters exhibition which will run till the end of January 2015.

For some further images please follow the link HERE.

Samsung GALAXY Note 3 pop up

6:12 am

My recent commission for Samsung has just been launched and is up in lights for the next month over Time Square, NYC. Amazing!

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The video has now had over 1.2 million views on Youtube.

The full details HERE.

Hello Bookcase interview

1:34 pm

I met Leigh from Hello Bookcase during the Pecha Kucha night on Japan I spoke at recently.
She asked if she could come and visit my library – the resulting interview is HERE with some beautiful accompanying photography.

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Around the World Speaker Series – Tokyo

4:52 pm

*UPDATE*
Elicia and my conversation was recorded by the ABC and screened on Big Ideas.

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Tomorrow I’m excited to be talking at the Museum of Sydney about one of my passions – Japan!

The talk is part of an ongoing series that revolve around the current exhibition of the wildly successful blog 52 Suburbs by photographer Louise Hawson.

I’ll be in conversation with Elicia O’Reilly from the Japan Foundation. Our topic is Tokyo with a particular focus on how the culture has influenced and inspired aspects of my creative practice. I’ll also be bringing some pieces of work and found Japanese treasures to share with the audience afterwards.

The 40 minute talk kicks off at 2pm so if you’re down at the harbour near Circular Quay checking out the huge naval regatta I hope you can pop in. See you there!

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IdN magazine: Paper Special

6:05 pm

Absolutely stoked to be included in the latest IdN magazine!
The ‘Paper Special’ is focused on some of the best international paper creatives and I’m in there with some real talents from round the globe.

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When I was at college, IdN was far and away the ultimate. Over the moon to have been included within its pages.
There are some digital spreads online HERE. And a ‘Creator’s Profile’ HERE.
Otherwise, run out and grab a copy.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

2:35 pm

I haven’t I posted anything new up here since I returned from Seoul and Tokyo months ago but I’ve been quietly busy behind the scenes.

One of my latest projects has been a series of portraits for the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help them launch this years Pink Ribbon Breakfast.

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I worked in conjunction with Marlin Communications to create six portraits of women who have all suffered from breast cancer. Sadly, the statistics are one in six women will not survive beyond five years after treatment which makes the work and support of NBCF so essential. To read the stories of these brave women, follow the link HERE.

World Pop Up Exhibition in Seoul

4:24 am

This morning I fly out to South Korea – super exciting! It seems 2013 is all about Asia for Paperform.
Alongside a host of talented international paper engineers, I have been invited to exhibit my work in Seoul as part of the World Pop Up Art Exhibition to be held at Art Centre IDA.

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On display will be the whole gamut of my pop-up creations over the years including my recent collab with Google AUS which has just been released. So much preparation has gone into getting ready for the show. Amazingly, the curators are reconstructing the ginormous pop-up set I designed for Romance Was Born. Can’t wait to see that in action again!
To top it all off, my paper mask creation ‘FUTURE // PAST’ was chosen as the poster for the event which is a great honour.

DFAT has put a post about the show on their website HERE.

After a week in Seoul I’m off to Japan for a well earned break. More soon…

desktop

1:05 pm

The April issue of desktop Magazine has just landed in my letterbox and it looks like a sharp edition.
I was asked to create imagery to accompany Clinton Duncan’s article – I took this as my chance to finally collaborate with my super talented photographer friend Anna Pogossova.
You have to check her work out! Below is what we came up with.

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Inside Out Magazine

1:07 pm

I was stoked to be featured in the March 2013 issue of Inside Out Magazine. I was interviewed by design guru and “Super Foodie” Lee Tran Lam about my work and studio. It was a fantastic experience!
Below is a pic of the spread – click on for a high res version if you’d like to read it.

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Lee Tran also uploaded some extra images on their blog that didn’t make it in HERE. Thanks guys!

Graphika Manila

6:56 am

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I’m leaving Sydney this morning to travel to the Philippines as an invited speaker at Graphika Manila design conference which is being held this weekend.
Can’t wait to share my work and meet the the design savvy punters from that part of the world. Looking forward to a few days of travel away from my desk – I’ve been working nonstop all summer on an exciting creation for Google – but more on that shortly.
I’ll report back with some images of my adventures. Manila here I come!

New Platonic images

8:51 am

My recent show New Platonic has just come down from the gallery wall so I thought I would get at least some of it up here to share.
Quite a few more of the works have yet to be photographed and I’ll get to documenting this in the way it deserves shortly with dimensions/materials etc.

My starting point of exploration for this body of work was the Platonic Solids and the whole premise of the show revolved around the use of paper only – no glue!
This project has opened up a door into a whole new world of exploration for me which is really exciting.

In the meantime, check out my mates Tanja’s post on the opening night. Enjoy!

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Best Visual Artist 2012

10:56 pm

I won!!
So proud to receive the award for Best Visual Artist of 2012 at the FBI SMACs.
To be recognised by your peers for doing what you love in a city you love is totally awesome.
Thank you Sydney!

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Penguin Christmas campaign

2:25 am

Very excited to share that this year I have had the honour of creating the Penguin Christmas campaign!
The adverts will be running in titles across the lead up to Christmas.

For the full set of images please go HERE.

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SMAC Award Nomination

12:14 pm

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Chuffed to have been nominated for an FBI SMAC Award this year!
I’m up for the Best Visual Artist category with some esteemed local talent.
You can vote for me HERE.

New Platonic

4:21 pm

My 2012 solo show entitled New Platonic opens in two weeks at NG Art Gallery in Chippendale.
This new body of work will be presented at opening night on Tuesday the 27th November from 6pm.
If you’re in Sydney and would like to attend, please come along.

David Jones wreath

12:50 pm

The wreath I created to adorn the cover of the 2012 David Jones Christmas catalogue is out in the world.
It came up a treat!

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I’ll post a more in depth piece about this after I have finished creating my upcoming solo art show at the end of this month. Currently juggling chainsaws.

Cat Power _ Manhattan

12:02 am

Creative Director Rachael Johnston commissioned me to create a short film for Cat Power’s new track Manhattan, taking our footage on tour as eye candy to accompany the performance of her song.
What a fantastic opportunity!
I teamed up with creative genius Katherine Brickman from Greedy Hen and together, we engineered an enchanted and decaying New York City in miniature detail HERE.

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Second SKIN

8:13 am

I was one of eight #paper creatives from around the world invited to submit an initial design for the Second SKIN mask contest just launched by Arjowiggins Creative Papers, based in France.
Here is what I came up with >> Title: FUTURE // PAST

A huge thank you to talented friends Bowen Arico for shooting my entry + Mitch for sporting it.

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