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Brands to make you smile: A Showcase of Dentist Logos

I always keep an eye on logos while traveling around Adelaide and one thing that always tickles me is how dentists brand themselves. I rarely notice a dentist logo that isn’t tooth-related, so I thought I’d do some googling to see what the spectrum actually is. Teeth based dentist logos The obvious choice for a […]

.AU a new security issue for Aussie businesses

Domain names are getting shorter and shorter. From this week, anyone with a local connection to Australia will be able to register for a .au domain name, rather than com.au, org.au, etc. This is cool and marketable, but there’s one important reason why you should grab yours. What does .au mean? You will see many […]

A showcase of escape room logos

Escape room companies use a wide variety of motifs and themes in their logos. We’ve pulled together logos from around the world, for real escape rooms, virtual escape rooms, and escape room games. Pure typography People Keys and keyholes An obvious motif, and one that is used pretty often. Amazing Mazes Detectives Other icons At-home […]

A showcase of Queer Organisation logos

As part of our recent branding project for a local queer organisation, we did a lot of research on LGBTIQ+ organisations around the world. Never one to hoard knowledge, below is some of our research. When looking at groups like this, there are obviously going to be commonalities and trends. While some of the brands […]

A breakdown of pride flags and symbols

We’re working on a branding project for an LGBTIQ+ organisation this week, and needed to formalise some of research. Here it is! Queer symbols & icons Rainbows When designing the traditional pride flag, Gilbert Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky. He adopted eight colors for the stripes, each color with […]

Quickie accessibility checks because David is a nerd

While browsing the web this morning, with a million tabs (as usual), I stumbled upon a local council website that would easily fail most accessibility checks. I started wondering how many of these sites I had open would realistically pass accessibility tests, so I did some quickie contrast tests. Surprising absolutely nobody, only one passed […]

Digital Barn’s Queensland Museum Crawl

Once a month, Adam and I get together and visit the cultural precinct in Adelaide to see all of the new exhibits. Well this month, Drew, Adam and I were in Queensland for a very special gallery crawl. Stop 1:Queensland Police Museum With our work with the South Australian Police Historical Society restarting, I knew […]