Proposed Australian Flag Design – Traditional Green & Gold #Vexillology #Design

Australia – Flag history: ‘The colonies of Australia federated to become a single Commonwealth in 1901. That year, Australia’s first Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Sir Edmund Barton announced an international competition to design a flag for the new nation. It attracted 32,823 entries. Five near-identical entries were awarded equal first and the designers shared the £200 prize. The Australian …

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New Zealand flag design: ‘Traditional Blue’ – A considered evolution #Design #Vexillology

New Zealand Flag History: ‘New Zealand adopted our current flag in 1902. It’s derived from the maritime British Blue Ensign. The stars of the Southern Cross were added and, similar to other Commonwealth countries, the Union Jack remains in the first quarter to recognise that New Zealand started as a British colony. The current flag wasn’t our first flag, though. …

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New Zealand Flag Consideration Project. Two designs nominated for the long-list:

Land Of The Long White Cloud [Ocean Blue] This design subtly references ‘The Land Of The Long White Cloud’ and the Southern Cross, with a nod to New Zealand’s silver fern and our geographic location within the world. The colour palette is iconic and has been reduced to reflect New Zealand’s strong connection with the ocean and environment – past, …

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Lessons in brand design from Starbucks, Nike and Lego #Branding #Design

[Source: Creative Bloq] “Stanley Hainsworth shares his branding wisdom at Design Indaba. Day one of the ever-phenomenal Design Indaba conference in Cape Town boasted an eclectic line-up of designers from across the creative spectrum, held together by an infectious passion for creativity and the power that design can have, and most importantly a burning desire to share it with the …

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User flow patterns

[Source: Abduzeedo Design Inspiration] “Designing mobile applications is much more than beautiful pictures, it goes from a clear understanding of the problem to the constraints users might find along the way. With that, designers must tell a story, and like video-games, it requires an on-boarding process to welcome users and also show them what they can and cannot do with …

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Branding – “The move towards brand worlds.”

[Source: D&AD] “In 2003 Heidi Lightfoot co-founded Together Design, an award-winning design and branding company with an emphasis on collaboration and craft. This year she will sit on the D&AD Crafts for Design Jury. Below, Heidi traces the move away from style guidelines and towards brand worlds. Read on if you want to learn how to write a style guide, and …

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St Peter Port #Photography #Architecture

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