⨯  Designing a book all about running a music event for MusicNSW  ⨯

⨯  Designing a book all about running a music event for MusicNSW  ⨯

Designing a book all about running a music event for MusicNSW

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Do-It-Yourself Gigs was born out of a lack of resources for young people wanting to put on their own successful music events. The creative direction of the book called for an easy to read, inspirational and educational tool that reflected the culture of live music within it’s pages – something that would engage with the reader, making them feel empowered, as opposed to a typical text–heavy manual.

Do-It-Yourself Gigs was born out of a lack of resources for young people wanting to put on their own successful music events. The creative direction of the book called for an easy to read, inspirational and educational tool that reflected the culture of live music within it’s pages – something that would engage with the reader, making them feel empowered, as opposed to a typical text–heavy manual.

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I responded to this design problem by creating a style that was clean and crisp, whilst using colour to excite and guide. I created a series of illustrations throughout the book to balance with the content and instil visual inspiration and musicality into the pages.

I responded to this design problem by creating a style that was clean and crisp, whilst using colour to excite and guide. I created a series of illustrations throughout the book to balance with the content and instil visual inspiration and musicality into the pages.

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Developed by the Indent team, written by Aden Rolfe, with a foreword from Stephen Wade of Select Music, the 190 page guide now forms part of MusicNSW's skill development program for young people, and is available for purchase to anyone looking for industry-led advice on organising a safe and successful event.

Developed by the Indent team, written by Aden Rolfe, with a foreword from Stephen Wade of Select Music, the 190 page guide now forms part of MusicNSW's skill development program for young people, and is available for purchase to anyone looking for industry-led advice on organising a safe and successful event.

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client
MusicNSW

discipline
book design
illustration

year
2012

credits
Folio Photography — Mark Lobo

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I'm Nat, an illustrator and creative partner for people producing visionary and purposeful things. I live next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia. My colourful work is filled with a sense of awe, joy, adventure and ease, flowing from what I love to do outside of my studio — swim, nature, music, books, plants, think, dream, write, dissent and wander with my cute-as-rescue-labrador, Mollie.

Hallo, nice to sea you here!

I'm Nat, an illustrator and creative partner for people producing visionary and purposeful things. I live next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia. My colourful work is filled with a sense of awe, joy, adventure and ease, flowing from what I love to do outside of my studio — swim, nature, music, books, plants, think, dream, write, dissent and wander with my cute-as-rescue-labrador, Mollie.

Hallo, nice to sea you here!

I'm Nat, an illustrator and creative partner for people producing visionary and purposeful things. I live next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia. My colourful work is filled with a sense of awe, joy, adventure and ease, flowing from what I love to do outside of my studio — swim, nature, music, books, plants, think, dream, write, dissent and wander with my cute-as-rescue-labrador, Mollie.

Hallo, nice to sea you here!

I'm Nat, an illustrator and creative partner for people producing visionary and purposeful things. I live next to the ocean, amongst the trees on the south-east coast of Australia. My colourful work is filled with a sense of awe, joy, adventure and ease, flowing from what I love to do outside of my studio — swim, nature, music, books, plants, think, dream, write, dissent and wander with my cute-as-rescue-labrador, Mollie.

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