Diana Ellinger

Artist and illustrator


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Lining up all the ducks

My design hat has been giving me hat hair. I’ve been having Adobe Creative Suite dreams – the kind of dreams where everything you do can be undone by pressing command Z, where life only exists within a rectangle of a certain amount of inches, where everything is proportionate so long as you hold down shift. Yep, I have been designing a thing or two and I hope I will get some time soon to post what I’ve been up to. But for now, consider this post an excuse for why I’ve missed two Monday, Mondays in a row. And yes, that is what this post is, it’s an excuse post (might as well start a new category!), and now I will leave you with a blurry photo of my to do list just to give you an inflated idea of just how busy I am.

And also! A new exciting painting project is in the pipeline with Hunting for George I’ll be banging on about it here heaps over the next few weeks so stay tuned (or be warned).

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Recent Work

The Hamilton Show Identity

I’ve had my design hat on this week, and put together a range of logos for the Hamilton Agricultural show in Tasmania. Established in 1950, the show is a chance for Derwent Valley locals (and even a few inter-state challengers) to put their produce, livestock and general country skill to the test, and to promote Tasmanian Agriculture in general. It’s also an excuse to try a homemade cake, admire a pimped-up ute, pat a pony or check out a prize winning chicken. Really, there is so much to see, if it’s from the country and just a little bit old school,  you’ll find it at the show!

The focus of the brief was to foreground Agriculture. I leaned heavily on a vintage, hand-crafted typographical logo with hand drawn animal icons. There’s a master logo inspired by the original logo (Derwent Valley locals will be familiar with the ram’s head), plus sub logos to represent the different sections found at the event, from the sheep dog trials to the show jumping. Aprons, tea towels and a new website are in the pipeline, so watch this space for updates.

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