geographik is an environmentally responsible graphic design studio in perth. that create digital and print visuals, graphics and designs. to be sustainable they start with simple solutions to make any difference they can, through difference methods such as sustainable use of paper, vegetable based inks in their stationary, brouchures, annual reports and self promotional materials, or by making packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly.

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Tom Tomorrow

Tom Tomorrow is the pen name of editorial cartoonist Dan Perkins. His weekly comic strip This Moddern World, which comments on current events, appears regularly in over 80 newspapers across the United States and Canada as of 2015. Tom is best knowen for his work on This moddern world which has won over 20 awards in the last 15 yeard includint 2 altweekly awards for best moddern comic strip.

This all almost stopped in 2009 when Village Voice Media publishers of 16 alternative weeklies, suspended all syndicat

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ed cartoons across their entire chain. Perkins lost twelve client papers in cities including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle, prompting his friend Eddie Vender to post an open letter on thePearl Jam website in support of the cartoonist. Vedder and Perkins had become friends after meeting at a campaign rally for Ralph Nader in 2000. The collaboration between Pearl Jam and Perkins continued with an invite to submit cover art for the Back Spacer album in 2009.After being selected to provide the cover art for Backspacer, Perkins went on to create a series of Halloween-themed posters for the concerts supporting the album.


Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton, is one of the most influential and controversial photographers of the 20th century. Newton’s photographs embfraced fashion, erotica, portrait and documentary. His work was prolific, bold and provocative, and appeared in publications such as Playboy, Marie-Claire, Elle and Vogue.

Newton was born in Berlin in 1920, he studied at the American School in Berlin until 1936 where his interest in photography shone through and he left to and started an apprenticeship with renowned fashion photographer Yva.

He fled Germany in 1938 and moved to Australia in 1940 and joined the Australian Army, serving five years. He met his wife June Brunell in Melbourne, 1948 who would later photograph Newton and work with him on his books.

Newton had his own studio on Flinders Lane in Melbourne and has his first exhibition, ‘New Visions of Photography’ with Wolfgang Sievers in May 1953.

He traveled back and fourth between Europe and Australia until he and his wife bought a house in the south of France. In 1971 Newton suffered from an almost fatal heart attack and with the encouragement from his wife he began to photograph overtly sexual images. His black and white stills generally captured, voyeurism, lesbianism and fetishism often causing controversy with female audiences.

In 1957 he staged his first one man exhibition in Paris, the following year he published his first book, White women.

Newton continued to produce work over the next twenty fie years until his death in 2004. Just before he past away he established the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, Germany.

‘It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room’


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Timba Smits

Timba Smits is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator, Typographer and part-time crime fighter based in East London. He’s also the Creative Director of iconic movie magazine Little white lies and Huck, the bible for youth culture.

Timba has worked collaboratively with some of the world’s leading brands including The New York Times, ESPN, SBS, WIRED Magazine, Esqurie, The Guardian, Mens Health, Mens Fitness, Johnny Cupcakes, Dunlop and Ride Snowboards as well as having been featured in numerous design, illustration and art publications, both in print and online.

Timba is very good at mixing type with illustration. He uses simple line work in his illustrations and balances it out with bold fonts. I like the way he experiments with lettering and the layout and where the text sits on the page around the illustrations. He plays with warping text to get it to sit where he likes it. He also uses gritty/grungy textures to create tone.

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This Blog is the representation of your inspirations for Graphic Design from life and things you have learnt from by the History and Theory of Design Unit you have been studying this semester.

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