Every Kind of People poster – CommUNITY SF Design Week

Andrew Ashton (Aa)

The poster is a response to songs like Every Kind of People by Robert Palmer, written by Andy Frazer. I thought about ideas that speak of the community, an audience-like image of lots of people smiling, distracted, in thought, engaging and being present. I went to music for inspiration, songs like Imagine by Lennon, and Every Kind and made a poster.

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      Andrew Ashton (Aa), Australia (2004)

      Andrew is a father, designer, writer, image-maker, creative director and occasional gardener who lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Andrew has practised design since 1989. He is interested in...

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      The poster is a response to songs like Every Kind of People by Robert Palmer, written by Andy Frazer. I thought about ideas that speak of the community, an audience-like image of lots of people smiling, distracted, in thought, engaging and being present. I went to music for inspiration, songs like Imagine by Lennon, and Every Kind and made a poster.

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      Andrew is a father, designer, writer, image-maker, creative director and occasional gardener who lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia.

      Andrew has practised design since 1989. He is interested in making work that has a sense of place and time, informed by the ideas, colours, forms and spirit unique to his clients, commissioners and collaborators.

      Andrew is Head of Innovation at the Edison Agency, rethinking the wall calendar, and walking whenever possible.

      Exhibitions

      plus

      Diamonds in the Rough

      2011

      Jacky Winter, Melbourne

      Celebrating the 25 anniversary issue of Desktop Magazine, Andrew presented an interactive publication and exhibition of past and present free cultural printed matter and artifacts.

      Education

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      Session Lecturer

      • Undergraduate,  
      • Postgraduate

      2008 – today

      • Monash University – Art Design and Architecture ()

      Lecturing in graphic identity and brand creation, motion and direction creation, experience and place creation, experimental publication

      Agencies

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      • Nelmes Smith Ashton

        1994 – 1998

      • Precinct Design

        1999 – 2003

      • Studio Pip and Co.

        2003 – 2012

      • Work Art Life Studios

        2012 – 2020

      • Aa Design

        2020 – present

      • The Edison Agency

        2021 – present

      Awards

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      • 1998

      Australian Graphic Design Association Pinnacle Award
      • 2002

      Australian Graphic Design Association Pinnacle Award
      • 2005

      Victorian Premier’s Design Award – Finalist
      • 2015

      Victorian Premier’s Design Award – Finalist
      • 2002

      Australian Writers and Art Directors Award – Silver Pencil
      • 2015

      New Zealand Design Institute – Silver Pin

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Chair – Australian Design Biennale, Melbourne

        2011 – 2012

      • Creative Director – Australian Graphic Design Association Biennial Awards, Melbourne

        2001 – 2001