Opinion by Richard Baird.
East Sydney Early Learning & Community Centre is a state of the art space located on Bourke Street. It provides childcare places for parents living or working in the inner city suburbs of Sydney. The centre, designed by ABA Architects, features five play rooms set over three levels, indoor playground on each floor and an open-air play area on the top floor. The space also includes a distinctive signage and wayfinding system, developed by Australian graphic design studio Toko, inspired by children’s building blocks.
Ritualize is a cross-platform fitness and lifestyle app that utilises leaderboards, education, challenges and exercises to establish and track small habits that should lead to improved physical and mental health, and a sense of well-being over time. Shorthand, an independent brand identity and graphic design studio based in Newcastle, Australia, were recently commissioned to help bring the app to market. This included naming, visual identity, website and stationery design as well as establishing the look and feel of the app’s user interface.