list of speakers: Werner Jeker, Stephen Banham, Robin Eley, Julia deVille, Monster Children (Campbell Milligan & Chris Searl), Trevor Choy, Luca Missoni, Soap (Bradley Eldridge & Ashley Ringrose), Tony Prysten, Tony Gorseveski, Jane Prior (Foxtel), Mark Landini, Harry Pearce (Pentagram)
one of Robin's awesome illustrations.
Robin Eley – Robin’s talk was pretty similar to his AGDA talk, but it was a great talk, and his work is just incredible and so it was a pleasure to see it again. This time, he opened with a montage of cute baby portraits – playing with crayons, and opens with ‘had my parents had the foresight to photograph me as a baby, I’d like to think that this is what I’d look like’ Classic! And again, his story showed that if you’re prepared to put in the hard yards, and do the hard work, you’ll succeed, because ‘the good guys always win. It’s that simple, and it’s that difficult.’
Tony Prysten – Tony’s talk was also really interesting. Something hilarious (but so, so true) that he said, was that you have to be enthusiastic about design, but ‘being enthusiastic isn’t writing ‘I love typography’ on your CV, it’s doing 50 projects for all your friends: that is being enthusiastic about design.’
A sample of Harry Pearce's typographic conundrums
Harry Pearce – ‘Design is difference? Over the past week, I think I’ve learnt that Design is Friendship.’ So he had me from the start. His work for Witness was excellent, and he said many really heartfelt things that really made me feel proud of being a designer. Although, he did overshoot his talk, and had he stopped a bit earlier, I think he would have gotten a standing ovation (a la Richard Seymour’s closing talk last year), but, (like Lord of the Rings III) he sort of didn’t end, and then the actual ending was a little awkward. Which was a shame, because Harry’s talk was excellent, definitely a fitting ending to AGIdeas.
… and with that, design christmas is over… until next year.
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