Staring in to the fire The benefits of alone time

As the fabric of society get more tightly woven day by day, alone-time is becoming harder to find and the consequence could be catastrophic for everyone’s childhood friend; imagination.


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Well-read is well-fed A different kind of holiday feast

If reading is exercise for the brain then my brain is morbidly obese. The birth of a new year helps a lot of people focus on losing those few extra pounds that showed up in the mirror over the Christmas break. My problem hasn’t been the physical but the mental. I haven’t been looking at the world with the same set of eyes over the last 3 or 4 months and my ability to articulate my thoughts has been akin to an obese person trying to climb a flight of stairs.


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Graphic design in the ‘pokie room’ The Queen of the Nile still reigns supreme

Head in to any poker-machine room in Australia and you’ll find the same thing; Wall to wall backlit poker-machines with bright, shiny happy faces and animals strewn across them. The glow they cast lights up faces of human-beings of the opposite countenance; a depressed, zombie-like state has possessed every player. How is it possible that such a juxtaposition of graphic design and human feeling can exist so close to one another; side-by-side, across the nation? Are we the problem? Or is it the graphic design that needs to be addressed?


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