If you live in Auckland, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Paul Walsh’s work – it adorns countless Chorus DSL boxes and the Rock Shop memorial wall. The web designer-turned-artist talks how he made a living out of his hobby and why going viral online is slightly overrated.
New Zealand has galleries a plenty to frequent when it comes to showcasing visual art, but the work of architects and other design disciplines have been underserved – until now, with Objectspace. And with national conversations around urban planning and housing a hot topic, its expansion couldn’t be more timely. We chatted with director Kim Paton about her vision for the gallery’s new space.
It’s no secret that Aotearoa has the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world, with initiatives to solve this being hotly debated. Friends and creative minds Jenny Palmer and Evie Kemp hope their new book, Feel a Little, will lay the groundwork early on teaching the younger generation it’s okay to feel and speak up about their emotions.
As part of Idealog's Design Month, we picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here's artist Andrew J. Steel.
In an excerpt from his book, Hunting The Killer Idea, senior designer Nick McFarlane chats with Auckland-born, global-roaming graffiti artist Askew One (Elliot O'Donnell) to find out more about his creative process, what inspires his work and the bigger messages behind his work.
As part of Idealog's Design Month, we picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. First up, here's ad-man-turned-artist Josh Lancaster.
Most of the world uses Google and Apple Maps to navigate around these days, but there’s a magic in the old-school paper maps that apps just can’t emulate. This is what inspired artist Frank Gordon to spend nine months illustrating a tangible guide to the city of Dunedin.
As part of the the 30-year anniversary of Nike Air Max shoes, a group of young New Zealand creatives were handpicked by the company to showcase what they do best. One of those selected? Illustrator Andrew J Steel, who picked up his pen and created some magic for the brand.
The February blaze in Christchurch's Port Hills saw the community rope together to support families who suffered loss from the fire. But one group of artists are pushing their talent to the next level to support a family in need.