Melbourne-based illustrator Rik Lee wrote in to let us know he has stayed busy and updated his blog with new work. I am digging the integration of illustration and simple typography in the piece above. That is a lot of drawing.

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The oh-so-so-young Aussie rockers who call themselves Powerage have asked for a little help. If you recall, I posted a video of them performing at the Hinton County Fair not long ago. The boys are currently running in a national school band competition called My School Act that is exclusive to Australian high school students. The winning act will receive a Sony Music recording deal worth $50,000 to help them get their start in the industry.

In order to vote for them:

  • go to the link www.myschoolact.com
  • register as a fan ( and you will immediately be sent a password to your email address)
  • re-enter www.myschoolact.com with your password
  • Become a fan of Powerage

I wouldn’t normally post something like this but these fellas are very young and really going for it. The front man was only around 11 years old when he started getting people’s attention. I think they have some genuine talent and could really go somewhere if the right people get behind them and I am all for helping out up and coming talent in any way possible. If you don’t like them, then don’t vote but if you do, this could mean a lot to them. Good luck boys.

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Australian Artist Justin Lee Williams has finally built a home on the web.

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The typographical illustrations created by Jonathan Zawada for the ‘Big Mouth Project’ are just downright spectacular. You can read more about the project at Zawada’s website.

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Australian design firm Qube Konstrukt sent a note that they have launched a new website featuring some slick new work.

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Australian painter Jon Cattapan has lead a rich and experienced artistic life that has informed his work with figures materializing from ghostly orbs of color.

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Australian photographer Luke Byrne utilizes a warm desaturated palette to pull his viewer into a dreamy sun-dappled always 72 degree place in the subconscious.

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Australian design agency Coöp have updated with some slick new projects.

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ERD is headed by Emilio Roccioletti and Rosanna DiRisio. Their work on the Melbourne Recital Centre recently took out 4 MADC awards at this years event.

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Melbourne-based studio, Three60 has relauched with a new website brimming over with beautiful graphic design.

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Snare Creative is an emerging group of creatives based in Brisbane, Australia. They’ve recently completed a photography project that was shot in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, as well as Hk, Singapore and Thailand.

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Since I last posted them way back in February, A Friend of Mine has updated with some red hot branding/stationary work. The detail on the business card above is just gorgeous. I am currently getting some cards printed for Changethethought and was really inspired by their work.

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Australian artist Daniel O’Toole has a background in graffiti but has been making his way into the fine art world since 2006.

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And is a Melbourne, Australia-based design studio that has some really slick work in their recently-released portfolio. They were kind enough to email in their work and I was impressed. Good stuff.

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Rik Lee sent his work in this morning and there is some really nice stylistic illustration work happening in his portfolio.

Here is the word from his about section:
“Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne. He is a founding member of And Collective, which has released four publications. He finds deadlines inspiring. He has worked for Nylon USA, Vibe, Vice Australia, Girlfriend, The Sunday Telegraph, Mooks, Stussy, Lee Jeans, and Oyster magazine. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, watercolours and his computer. He enjoys the radar on the Bureau of Meteorology website. In the future he intends to draw more, travel more, get more tattoos, drive a ‘67 Chevy Impala and move down the coast with his girl and his dog.”

Thank you for the email Rik.

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Syndney, Australia-based graphic designer, Sam Frith likes to keep things simple and doesn’t believe that graphic design is a science.

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CAPTION: It’s raining hotness.

Aussie visual madman, Justin M Maller has updated with yet even more color punches to the face and continues to do strange Photoshop things to images of sexy women.

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‘Awesome’ pretty much sums up the work of Australian design shop, Kindred.

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