Pensive

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Urgent

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Milkwood

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We were asked by Kirsten and Nick from Milkwood Permaculture to design an identity for their new enterprise.

“Milkwood Permaculture can help you gain the skills you need to live a more sustainable life. We offer a range of courses which clearly and simply explain the principles of permaculture and give you the confidence to design permanently sustainable systems which solve everyday problems with logical, positive solutions. ”

The design had to maintain a balance between their aesthetic and ideals while still being able to communicate with the wider more traditional farming community which they are situated within.

Wet River Dry Lake

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Poster produced for the Australian National University Environment Studio. Rachel took the photography and Paul layed out the design. The exhibition was installed in a old paddle steamer and traveled up the Murray River.

Aperture

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Working with independent theatre producer Jennifer Proctor, we produced all of the marketing and promotional materials for the 2006 production ‘Aperture’. We also designed and built the set and directed and produced all the media used in the show. For those interested, the technical setup for in the theatre was as follows: 3 x data projectors (2 front & 1 rear), 2 x 35mm slide projectors, 2 x Trinitron televsions, 1 x wireless CCT camera mounted within a Canon Super 8 Camera - all of which was controlled via MAX MSP Jitter, 2 x DV cameras and great foot speed. The show ran for 5 nights at Canberra’s (Australia) Street Theatre.

Transfiguration

Posted By Rachel

Rachel traveled up north to direct a fashion shoot with long time collaborator Emily Robinson who lent her skills as both illustrator and model. The photo formed the basis of a work entitled ‘Absit Omen‘ which was exhibited at Viewing Space Gallery as part of the 2007 Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Centre for Policy Development

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Way Out West

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The Present History

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In November 2006 we launched a fine arts publication entitled ‘The Present History’. Here is a quick spiel: “The Present History was produced in Canberra, Australia by The Contextual Villains and contains the combined work of over 25 visual, sound and text based artists. This 700 copy limited edition release is hand numbered and signed by The Contextual Villains.”

The Present History recently won the Desktop Magazine Create Award in the category of Best Design for Creative Print Media. It has been featured in magazines such as Desktop, Oyster, Wooden Toy and appeared on the following websites FFFFound, BD4D, Coudal Partners, Australian Infront, Dexinger, The Artlife, Sarsparilla and many more…

Brush Fork + Pencil

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