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The world as a canvas

October 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Check out these pics. I’m sitting in the Fair Trade Cafe in Glebe and I got talking to a German photographer. She’s showing me her photos from New York. It’s cool to see how she’s taken other people’s art (buildings, signs etc) and made them her own artworks through composition. It’s cool to think about people using the world as their canvas – creating buildings, signs, parks etc – must be satisfying to create art that people live in, experience and appreciate.

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Category: Understanding people

Climate Cleverer – Australian Goverment taken for a spin

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

The guys at GetUp! and my mate Dan Ilic have worked together to create a spoof of the Australian Government’s Climate Clever greenwashing effort. Amazingly it looks like they’re going to raise $200,000 to broadcast the ads in just a few days.

Check it out.

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Category: election07

Brad Blanks takes a stand for Vegemite

October 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

vegemiteisokA few media reports are suggesting that American customs agents may be cracking down on Australians bringing Vegemite into the US. My friend, Brad Blanks, an Aussie expat in New York, has taken a stand for Australians, by launching his website, vegemiteisok.com.

Brad’s definance against American oppression has seen him quoted across the web through a Reuters wire article: “Vegemite made me the man I am today,” said Brad Blanks, a
reporter with a New York breakfast radio show. “In Australia
the slogan is that Vegemite puts a rose in every cheek; but
today America has slapped the cheek of every Australian.”

Given that Vegemite’s owner, Altria, is one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the brand’s owner. Nevertheless, I support Brad’s initiative, and wish him well.

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Category: Things that make you go hmmm

Daniel Slack-Smith: Heckler

December 11th, 2005 · No Comments

cricketyawn.jpgMy mate Daniel now has his name in print: Sydney Morning Herald was smart enough to publish his musings on cricket today.

Well done, Daniel! I too would like to see less cricket on TV.

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Category: Media Mayhem