Place: Osborne Shiwan
19 Oct–30 Nov 2019
Tāmaki Makaurau is our home, an anchor to who we are and what we create. Formed from violent volcanic eruptions, the landscape undulates with an intense purpose. Large grassy calderas and soaring tuff cones give way to jet black sand beaches and the great forest of Tiriwa. To the north lies aquamarine waters and the bays, with their soothing ways and warm embrace. To the south lies the majority of our populace and its heady mix of culture and newness.
Osborne Shiwan’s Shabnam Shiwan to represent NZ on the One Club's Global Young Guns 17 jury
The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognising creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced the jury for the Young Guns 17 program, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.
Stories of Aroha from the heart of the North Island
Destination Great Lake Taupō has today launched an international human-interest campaign called ‘Aroha’. The Aroha campaign celebrates a love of Taupō by showcasing real people and their stories with a goal of attracting new visitor markets to the region. Artists, community leaders and creatives come together to share their personal journeys, genuine aroha (love) and passion for Taupō, the heart of New Zealand’s North Island.
The best of graphic design and typography worldwide: the winners of the TDC 2019
Surreal silk scarves, vivid Bauhaus glyphs and a voice font: In seven parts, we exclusively show the winners of the Type Directors Club 2019. For example, "Spaghetti Westerns meets Salvador Dali" (photo above), as designers Lloyd Osborne and Shabnam Shiwan from Auckland describe the silk scarves that studio Osborne Shiwan designed for the iconic fashion label Deadly Ponies. For around 200 Australian dollars, the silk scarves are available, which not only show wonderfully surreal images in beautiful colors, but also carry such great titles as "Gaga for Gala" and "Smokey and the Gambit".
Womentor is a global mentorship program for women in graphic design, offering support and guidance in business and career development. The program brings together senior designers with creative directors and design company partners and founders from around the world. This year, 22 creative leaders from five continents have been selected to provide mentorship. Creative Directors from New Zealand include Shabnam Shiwan (Osborne Shiwan), Nadia Aftimos (Designworks) and Catherine Griffiths (Studio Catherine Griffiths). International creative leaders include Astrid Stavro (Pentagram), Jo Roca (For The People) and Yah-Leng Yu (Foreign Policy Design Group).
First launched on International Women’s Day 2018, Womentor is an independent initiative founded and run by Mirella Marie, founder and Creative Director of Australian design studio Vertigo.
Type Directors Club etches global typography exhibition into New Zealand design calendar
Globally acclaimed typography organisation Type Directors Club, which exists to support, record and celebrate excellence in typography is set to exhibit in New Zealand, showcasing a culturally diverse range of award-winning work from over 35 countries. The exhibition, TDC64, will run from the 2 to 17 April at the St Paul St Gallery, hosted by AUT and Osborne Shiwan. It represents the fruits of the 1,835 entries from the design communities most recognised mentors, innovators and thought-leaders.
New Zealand’s best designers nominate the next generation of talent
A diverse group of designers has emerged to give a new voice to post-millennium New Zealand design. We talk to five stars and ask them to nominate the next generation of ground-breakers.
Our place in the world is defined by the place in our hearts. Tāmaki-makau-rau is our home, an anchor to who we are and what we create. Formed from violent volcanic eruptions, the landscape undulates with an intense purpose. Large grassy calderas and soaring tuff cones give way to jet black sand beaches and the Great Forest of Tiriwa. To the north lies the aquamarine waters of the bays with their soothing ways and warm embrace. To the south lies the majority of our populace and its heady mix of culture and newness. From wild rugged harbour to calm, gentle coast, we journey this narrowest of lands. Our travels throughout this far flung place inform us, teach us, guide us to a better understanding of what has come before and the possibilities of what could be.
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery wins gold at Best Awards
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery has won gold for Large Brand Identity at this year’s Designers Institute Best Design Awards. The Best Awards are a prestigious annual national showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, interactive and motion design, with work entered from both New Zealand and Australia. Shabnam Shiwan, Creative Director for the project: "Our brief was to position the Govett-Brewster as a premier art destination, not just locally, but globally, and to establish it as the home of the visionary New Zealand artist Len Lye".
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Turet Knuefermann’s New Concept Store
Turet Knuefermann celebrates 10 years’ business in style this week, with the opening of a new concept boutique in Auckland. The designer, who launched the popular TK Store in 2005, and has boutiques in Ponsonby and High St, is known for her sexy, glamorous creations. The new boutique, called Knuefermann, extends her brand further with a fit-out created by architecture firm Fearon Hay, reflecting the understated luxury Turet has become known for. She tells us more about the store, a new direction and 10 years in business.