The Top 100 – Melbourne

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Published:  December 9, 2011
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The Top 100 – Melbourne

We’ve just received the morning paper and would like to congratulate a few people who have made it into The (melbourne) magazine’s Top 100 list in The Age.

The list is now in it’s fifth year and recognises individuals who have made a difference to the city (in numerous ways) during the year. It’s decided by a panel of commentators and is divided into different sections… Provocateurs, Global Sensations, Power Partnerships, Social Glue, Changing Lives (and more) and extends across a range of industries.

Congratulations to the following people, who have been part of desktop over the past year in some way or another:

Raph Rashid – entrepreneur
Rashid has been involved in the photography, fashion and music industries for the past 16 years, but is gaining recognition as the owner of the very popular fast food trucks, Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Truck. Read our interview with him here.

Lily Tidhar, Shona Stark and Kirsty Moegetlein – Wolfgang, Shlomo & Max
The design trio produced a collaborative publication Cookbook North/South documenting 10 Melbourne suburbs through lino-cut artworks, short stories and recipes, with all proceeds donated to Second Bite. The book was presented the Print Creative Award at the recent 2011 Qantm Create Design Awards. See more of the project here.

Jesse Marlow – photographer
Marlow has made his name as an editorial, commercial advertising and documentary photographer. He was selected as one of three Australians to appear in an international street photography book, Street Photography Now. We caught up with him here.

Shaun Tan – illustrator and author
Tan has had a great 2011. Earlier this year he won an Oscar for Best Short Animation for his first film, The Lost Thing, as was awarded the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children’s literature. We remember him from 2010, when he (and Passion Pictures Australia) took out Project of the Year at the Qantm Create Design Awards.

Kate Kendall – digital media specialist
Kendall is an ex-Niche employee who worked across Niche Media’s digital titles including desktopmag.com.au. She was part of the desktop site relaunch team in January 2010.

Who made the (sydney) magazine Top 100 list? Please let us know below.

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