KRD Studio Move 2022

KRD Studio Move 2022

KRD Studio Move 2022

KRD is now located at Suite 9, 260 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, Vic 3122. This is the same side of Auburn Road as our previous studio and close to Riversdale Road.

We are on the first floor in the former Prentice Builders head office, a fine example of Melbourne’s Brutalist architecture, built 1973. Our studio is open plan with a city skyline view and features original industrial windows.

The studio has been designed and renovated by us to create a contemporary, flexible working space. Internet is via a fibre connection, vastly improving speed for file transfers.

The best way to find us is via the entrance on Leslie Street. We have three car spaces, so depending on the day, we will have parking for clients available.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Concept, design, artwork, photography, animation & sourcing music score by the KRD team.

Motorverse

Motorverse

Motorverse

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Design Magpie is pleased to announce ‘Motorverse: A Visual Celebration of car, truck and motorcycle advertising from the 1950s to the 1980s’.

‘Motorverse’ is an eclectic collection of vehicle advertisements and brochures primarily chosen for their design and advertising story to showcase the evolution of the motor vehicle and the transformation of advertising styles concurrently.

Included are quirky, personal favourites and unusual advertisements for lesser-known vehicles. The material was sourced primarily from John Lloyd’s private colllection of over 30,000 pieces. It is a beautifully designed, self-published book where the main intent is a fun piece that appeals to car aficionados, design fans and the general public interested in social and manufacturing history.

Concept and design by Kym Ramadge, ‘Motorverse’ is authored jointly by John Lloyd, Chris Keating and Kym Ramadge, the team behind ‘Melbourne in the 70s’.

The publication’s details are:

Full colour throughout, 64 pages, size: 230mm w x 190mm.
Price per book: $21.95 AU ex GST
Check out www.designmagpie.com for further details.

Christmas Activity Book

Christmas Activity Book

Christmas Activity Book

The first Design Magpie self published book*

Following on from the popularity of ‘Melbourne in the 70s’ our ‘Christmas Activity Book’ was designed for kids of all ages.

There are colouring-in pages, recipes, gift tags, christmas cards you can use, a collection of retro christmas cards, movies and music.

There are also christmas songs, christmas trees and christmas lights on houses.

Many thanks for the two recipes for traditional Croatian Christmas biscuits, given to us by Milka Saric.

Beautifully printed by the team at Adams Print, the book features a cover with a metallic specially mixed
for us by Shane Soutar.

If you would like a copy of our ‘Christmas Activity Book’, please email krdcontact@613.fed.myftpupload.com for further details.

Melbourne in the 70s

Melbourne in the 70s

Melbourne in the 70s

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The first KRD self published book

Concept, design, collation and editing by Kym Ramadge.

Cars and corner milk bars, Melbourne in the 70s. Featuring 26 images of Melbourne taken between 1974-1976 by photographer John Lloyd. Complimented by 16 images of milk bars and signage from around Melbourne by Chris Keating.

These candid street-savvy images reveal a Melbourne past – cars, fashion, buildings, milk bars, even a kid on a dragster. They are images that transport you back in time.

40 page premium-quality soft cover book with french fold covers and embossed front cover.
Designed by KRD and printed in Australia by Adams Print.
Check out www.designmagpie.com for further details.