The Monday Morning WHIP // 58

What's your excuse for not visiting every Creative Director, Senior Creative, Group Publisher, Studio Manager, Design Director and Big Wig With Advice to Give that you can guess the email of? It better be good, because if it's not, you'll meet someone like Stan in the real world--and they might not be this helpful. Once upon a time a kid rang me to ask if I’d take a look at his folio. When I asked him what sort of folio it was he ummed and awed before replying that he wasn’t ... Read More! »


The Monday Morning WHIP // 57

Hey everybody! We've got ourselves organised for 2010. This year is gonna be great! Stan's back with more weekly whip's, we'll be posting a new interview every week, and we've got a handful of new columns to surface over the next month. But enough of that hoo-hah--listen to Stan! Get to work! Do stuff! I thought I’d kick start the year with a little tale about how getting off your arse and simply creating stuff on a regular basis can help get you a foot in the door of whatever creative ... Read More! »


The Monday Morning WHIP // 55

Why do you keep trying? What's the point of it all? We ask ourselves this all the time -- so don't worry, you're not alone. Even Charles Saatchi, the famed advertising genius, was once asked, "What keeps you going?" But being the genius that he is, in his infinite wisdom he replied, "Well, what's the alternative?" Need more answers? Don't worry, Stan has another... I went to the Melbourne Design Market yesterday. Made me feel genuinely proud, with so many young Melburnians following their ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 25

Man or machine? Leo's glowing global reputation as a 'wunderkind' will have you believe the latter. It was our supposition that surely he must be human -- mortal and unfunny in real life -- just like you or I. We ventured to New York City in order to find out, and the story goes thus: Three short years ago, Leo and his creative partner, Jan Jacobs, were anointed Saatchi & Saatchi New York's joint Executive Creative Directors. At the time Leo was just 28. They left after one highly awarded ... Read More! »


The Monday Morning WHIP // 52

That's right everyone. Keep working. Don't stop. We're with you all the way. No matter who says your work is shit, off-brief, derivative, uncool, forced, uninteresting, lofty, idealistic, beige, untrue, wallpaper, too long, too short, too big, not big enough, square, round, pointy, or plain. We don't care. Just keep doing your thing. And listen to everything Stan says... Apparently I’ve been churning out these Monday Whips for over a year now. If you were there for the first one, and ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 24

Most interviews we read in magazines are shit. It's what inspires us to do what we do. That and other magazines that do brilliant interviews. Magazines like SneakerFreaker - Melbourne's very own incredibly good and culturally important international publishing success. Founded, edited and owned by the original sneaker freaker himself, Woody has built SF into a global behemoth. He's also seen his fair share of young upstarts float through his office, lived and worked overseas, moved from ... Read More! »