Thursday, 16 April 2009
So I made it to Sydney and had a wonderful time at the 'Semi Permanent' Conference. Curated and created by Andrew & Murray at 'Design Is Kinky', it was great to finally meet them and their SP crew after months of emailing, preparation and nerves. As envisaged the auditorium was huge, with over two thousand people attending both days. I felt thoroughly inspired by 'WIRED magazines' Creative Director, Scott Dadich. His talk spanned the history of the magazine and its content. They work with a broad range of photographers, illustrators, model makers and writers to create topical features, looking at current social, economic and political issues that sit on beautifully designed pages with fantastic visual accompaniments. Go get yourself a copy and indulge in their personalised type face... it makes for easy reading,
If you check online at some point soon photographs, podcasts (hilarious no doubt...) and video footage will be available to view. The hugely talented painter Ron English gave a great talk on his work, and political antics, definitely worth a view.
Above and below are some snaps of the day and a few of my title visuals from my talk, "Colouring In".