Creatives leave the comfort zone

To celebrate a big year full of changes and lots of hard work, the team at Another Colour were treated to a surprise day at Sydney Trapeze School in Tempe. Read more…

Sweet Ceremony wedding celebrant branding

One of our newest clients, Brigitte Mancini, contacted us all the way from Port Douglas. After receiving her accreditation as a civil servant, Brigitte wanted our help to create an identity and marketing collateral for her company, Sweet Ceremony. Read more…

Superman, Spiderman… and Claude Monet?

He may not have been able to fly like Superman or crawl up walls like Spiderman but apparently Claude Monet did have one thing in common with our two favourite superheroes – super vision. Read more…

Fictional Colours

Hooloovoo, Octarine and Squant. Is there really such a thing as a fictional colour? Read more…

Yves Klein Blue

It’s hard to imagine a career based upon the use of a single colour but that’s exactly what French artist, Yves Klein, did. In response to what Klein said was a complete misinterpretation to an exhibition that explored a range of monochrome textures, and thus began an era in his art that focused on the exploration of one colour only – blue.

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Test Patterns

Some of us here at Another Colour are old enough to remember when television stations actually turned off late at night. There would literally be nothing but test patterns across all channels until 5am when the early morning news and cartoons would begin. Read more…

How to name a design studio

Over the years we have been involved in many naming projects: from company names to more fleeting names such as those used to brand an event or a campaign. By far the hardest naming project has been re-naming ourselves: from Steve Scott Graphic Design to Another Colour.

So how do we go about choosing a name? There are five phases to our naming projects. Read more…

Naming a company? Run it past this checklist…

Choosing a new name for your business or product is a big decision and an article we often refer to is Steve Harrington’s How to Nail a Name (Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2011). Steve provides a very concise and helpful checklist to make sure your name is well chosen and fits your criteria. When we are whittling down a long list of names we have brainstormed for a naming project we run them through each of these items to make sure that any pitfalls of the name are established.

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Music to design by

Music is an integral part of our nine to five here at Another Colour. From the moment we step in the door each morning ’til the lights go out, it’s winding its way out of the speakers and into the studio. Bringing us anything from the relentless minimal electro beat of Robyn’s Dancing On My Own to the raw unfettered sounds of an acoustic guitar on the latest album by Wavves; a high soprano on Björk’s Homogenic or the syncopated rhyming of MIA on a track like Bamboo Banga. And then everything in between. Read more…

Society6 in the design studio

After moving to our new space we needed to deck it out with some colour and personality. We found these prints on Society6. Yes that is Arnold from Diff’rent Strokes! Great artwork by up and coming artists as well as studios. Affordable artwork in the form of prints, canvases, cushions, iPhone covers and tshirts. Read more…