I visited Old School – The New School for Graphic Design and Typography on its open day to see what it was all about. I instantly loved the blackboard that welcomed us and the idea of learning in a such a homely environment.
“Old School – The New School for Graphic Design and Typography” was founded by a lecturer of mine from uni, Veronica Grow. It is an adventurous idea and Veronica has thrown herself into it! The new concept – an independent Melbourne School for Communication Design and Typography – gives students an alternative to the traditional learning space. The aim of the school is to be less about beaurocracy and more about the craftsmanship of design.
The Name “Old School” emphasizes a focus on making things by hand and using the computer only as a tool. Veronica has created a friendly environment where students can feel comfortable to explore and experiment. The school is aimed at designers and non designers too with a range of short courses; including bookbinding, DIY design and creating your own fonts. As well as a 2 year design program! Old school has a strong belief that designers can create positive change where design touches the heart. I love that!
Good luck Veronica! (How great are the drawings of the owls!)
image credits: I took these ones
Today you can check out my guest blog for Creative Women’s Circle. Tess McCabe, who is the force behind it all, runs a fantastic blog promoting creative ladies and other general goodness. CWC also puts on events with interesting speakers. I have been to several and I just loved them. It is always inspiring hearing from creative ladies how they have done it!
Tess has invited some guest bloggers once a month to blog about an area of interest. My blogs will be about exhibitions by female artists! To kick it off, I chose two shows which are both centred around nature; Ranjani Shettar’s Dewdrops and Sunshine at NGV International and Pipilotti Rist’s I Packed the Postcard in My Suitcase at ACCA. Both are worth a visit!
To read about the exhibitions head over to the CWC. If anyone has any suggestions of interesting exhibitions coming up by female artists that I could review, please let me know!
I took these images at the exhibitions
Our friends, Sunni and James tied the knot. The wedding was made truly special with beautiful hand made touches, vintage croquet sets and my favourite flowers, peonies! This lush fairytale was set on their family farm in regional NSW, amongst vast fields making it seem like we had stumbled across an oasis. A stunning day full of love, fun and friends!
image credits: I took these