desktop’s Top 10 News for 2011

Published:  December 24, 2011
desktop’s Top 10 News for 2011

This year is drawing to a close, so we’ve decided to take a look at the news stories which grabbed your attention on in 2011.

We’ve spent some time studying the analytics and general feedback, and present, the most read news stories of 2011. Top news ranged from major rebrands to Kevin Finn’s trivia games launch, plus news from desktop – our March 2011 relaunch and the 2011 Qantm Create Design Awards winners.

1. Telstra changes colour
Telstra announced its first major rebrand since 1993.

2. Qantm Create Design Awards 2011 winners
Winners in all 13 categories in 2011′s Qantm Create Design Awards revealed.

3. desktop has relaunched
Featuring cover and exclusive poster designed by Mark Gowing Design, desktop magazine relaunched in March 2011.

4. Banksy in Sydney
A private collection of 23 of Bansky’s works headed to Sydney’s Cockatoo Island for Outpost Project.

5. Pantone’s 2012 colour of the year
Think of a colour that you can describe as sophisticated, but also dramatic and seductive… it’s Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year.

6. Kevin Finn’s design trivia games are now on sale
Kevin Finn announced his most recent initiative: a series of graphic design trivia games.

7. Shillington launches design reference app
Shillington Design School launched a design reference app.

8. AGDA Poster Annual
Call for entries to 2011 AGDA Poster Annual.

9. Characters by Stephen Banham
The release of Stephen Banham’s documenting the extraordinary stories behind Melbourne’s signage.


10. Australia’s first elite design school launched
Tractor Design School is the first elite design school run by design industry heavyweights to produce Australia’s next generation of creative leaders.


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