The Australian Youth Orchestra’s 2018 Season starts right here!
The Programs & Application Guide for next year’s courses and events kicks off for the best in young Australian musical talent.
Extrablack has brought some light and energy to this year’s campaign, blending great portrait photography by Kris Washusen with a dreamy, energetic and ethereal element to signify the artist and audience relationship with the music.
Extrablack Ops: AGDA presentation
Graphic Means – A History of Graphic Design Production
As the blurb says:
” Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process would have been done primarily by hand, and with the aide of analog machines. The design and print industries used a variety of ways to get type and image onto film, plates, and finally to the printed page.
Graphic Means is a journey through this transformative Mad Men-era of pre-digital design production to the advent of the desktop computer. It explores the methods, tools, and evolving social roles that gave rise to the graphic design industry as we know it today.”
Sporting sharp new hairdo, Sarah cuts Ray short on nostalgic ramblings of the ‘golden era’ of design.
The Cheeky Squire launch
Another in the series of James Squire brew bars, this time in Melbourne. Some tasty hand painted graphics and a ‘bottle wall’ that magically reveals… well, you’ll see when we upload the final project.
The James Squire ‘Mini-Rocket’ caravan designed by Extrablack. Shown here at the Sydney GABS craft beer festival.
2017 Season AYO shoot
“We’re getting the band back together!”
This year’s shoot took place at Mondo Studios in Sydney’s inner west, with our trusty team of creative minds hard at work making the next generation of talented musicians look like the (classical) rockstars they are. Thanks again to Kris Washusen, Kim Ellmer and Anna Le for bringing the look to the music.
Chrismas cards sorted
Are you one of the lucky ones???
OK, so we’re a bit late (standard) but we’re quite pleased with the end result. They even have whiskers. More importantly thanks to all our valued clients and suppliers. Happy holidays and let’s go one better next year.
Soldiers Avenue footpath plaques unveiled
Our cast bronze Footpath Memorial Plaques for Freshwater’s Soldiers Avenue were proudly presented to the public by Mayor of Warringah, Michael Regan yesterday in a simple but moving ceremony to coordinate with the upcoming Armistice Day commemoration. Poppies were attached to the Extrablack-designed plinth by all generations of local residents and representatives from council and interested parties.
This is how it’s done. Haslin business cards and folders get the traditional treatment with a non-traditional fluro orange twist!
Godfreys very first Annual Report 2015
Hot off the press, our latest completed project for Godfreys.
We’ve given them a bold visual makeover to communicate their new “We Are Clean” marketing strategy. The company is widening their product base beyond vacuum cleaners to a more comprehensive range of cleaning products.
Beautifully printed by Blueprint in Melbourne
AYO 2016 Program in our hot little hands
Another productive and enjoyable collaboration between ourselves (design and art direction) and Kris Washusen (photography) for the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Printed by Clark Murphy.
State Library of NSW project delivered
OK so delivery from Avon Graphics and Bambra Press was a little later than expected but the result is outstanding.
Time for the State Librarians to attract some funding for the next exciting stage of the Mitchell Library growth, and digitisation of their extensive and largely unseen collection. History comes alive!
For the print-spotters its black and white gloss foil on a black matt stock. Obviously.
Ausgem launched by Minister for Agriculture
The Hon. Katrina Ann Hodgkinson speaking at the launch of Ausgem.
Our brand identity for the project can be viewed here.
The Charming Squire work in progress
Latest images of the ongoing transformation from concrete bunker on Brisbane’s South Bank to the next fantastic James Squire Brew Bar, a haven for craft beer lovers. The guys at A Sign taking us back to the days when signs were painted by hand by guys in high-visi shirts, using skills from the days of yore. Craft beer deserves craft artisan treatment.
We have grown an extra person! It’s official, as of today Gemma Warriner is our new full-time Designer. Gemma is a recent Honours graduate from UTS Visual Communications and has gained solid experience with several top Sydney studios as well as developing strong ties with her own clients, primarily in the hospitality industry. We are really excited to have her on board and look forward to introducing her to you.
AYO goes to print
The Australian Youth Orchestra 2015 Program. Printed by Clark Murphy. Dean at the controls.