THE WAY LIGATURE JOURNAL IS DESIGNED HAS BEEN DISRUPTED
The theme of Ligature Journal Issue Four is Disruption. Which for us is a most appropriate theme – not only for the content, but also for the way the journal will be produced. As you can see from the team photo, this is a much smaller group than has worked on previous issues.
TAMLYN BUTWELL | FREELANCE AUDIO ENGINEER
Today I found myself in the position of needing to update my LinkedIn profile. I am an audio engineer in the process of relocating to Melbourne and I want to find like-minded creative people and new job opportunities. So, I thought I should make my profile reflect more of my personality and be more memorable to those who click on it. I rewrote my summary and sent the link to the following people: my mother; two of my best friends; and my oldest sister.
NICK SIMPSON | GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Do you remember the last time you read a magazine? Clutched it in your hands? Felt its paper – was it glossy or rough? As our world ascends (or descend) into a digital void where we place less importance on the physical and turn to two dimensional forms of entertainment, it seems as though these things called magazines are being replaced by something else or even forgotten.
ROSIE CASS | GRAPHIC DESIGNER
It’s been eight years since I was told by a careers adviser that I needed to start seriously thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, and it’s been a year since I finished my Bachelor of Communication Design.
GET TO KNOW THE DESIGNERS WORKING ON OUR LATEST ISSUE
It’s that time of the year again where we introduce you to the latest and greatest designers who have been working their butts off to bring you Ligature Journal Issue Three. Over the last few weeks our team have been tirelessly sourcing content, designing spreads, and scribbling away to bring you a handful of amazing content. #squadgoals
In our latest issue of Ligature Journal you will find a brilliant interview with Adelaide artist Peter Drew, chatting to us about his project “What is a REAL AUSSIE”.
Drew’s project involved printing and distributing 1000 posters of Monga Khan, an Aussie folk hero whose story has been hidden within the Australian National Archive for 100 years. The project aims to breathe new life into Monga Khan’s identity and history through re-imagined folklore, personalise the impact of the White Australia Policy, and revitalise what it means to be a ‘real Aussie’.
Well, Drew has a new project in the works and is asking for your help to print and distribute 3,000 posters across Australia. “Real Australians Seek Welcome” consists of 250 different poster designs for every indigenous language group in Australia. You have the option to help fund the project – for as little as AU$5, or for AU$50 you can even get your very own print of the now iconic Monga Khan poster. Of course there are also many other items you can get when you donate. Alternatively find out your local language and help distribute posters in your local area.
You have just 9 days left to help fund this project! Check out his Pozible campaign.
And of course you can buy a copy of Ligature Journal to read our interview with him.
How do you combine social justice and innovation AND help to create a tiny invention that has a huge impact? Gavin Armstrong, CEO and founder of Lucky Iron Fish, spoke to us about his experiences with this challenge, about how to run a successful socially conscious enterprise, and why designing for good can never be an afterthought.
Next up in our slow reveal of our wonderful contributors is Eloise Rapp. Eloise is an experienced and talented artist and designer, working particularly with textiles. She also contributes her time and skills to the fashion store and social good enterprise The Social Outfit.
The time has come to start revealing some of the talented and generous people who are contributing to Issue Two of Ligature Journal. We are excited to introduce Claire Connelly, the founder and creative director of the inspiring graphic design firm, papercut!