The Friday Archives – MUSU Poster 1999

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1998 – 2000 University of Melbourne Student Union Communications Unit.

Best.Job.Ever. Hands down. Nice people, interesting work, great projects, great boss (who I will be forever indebted to for teaching me all the ins and outs of photoshop and illustrator — and who I know I annoyed senseless with my useless work ethic – sorry Scott), good hours and great coffee and sushi.

I had to do a lot of posters and as you can see, I employed my very early grasp of computer illustration to these projects.

I decided to include this as my contribution to The Friday Archives* this week as I have been looking at charts a lot in the last couple of weeks – particularly those amazing vintage charts from India showing you how to be An Ideal Boy. I am working on a bunch of charts – not sure how they are going to work yet but I love the format.

*If you’re taking part in The Friday Archives (publish some of your old work, whatever that might be) then please leave a comment so we can come and visit!

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17 Responses

  1. Fiona says:

    What a great poster. It makes me feel all nostalgic and sentimental – I did the same kind of job for the Adelaide Uni Student Union for almost 8 years. Loved it, too!Really enjoying your archives. 🙂

  2. Prue says:

    I’ve posted an unfinished botanical artwork from a couple of years ago, of a eucalyptus leaf. I have no idea how to put a link in my comment!

  3. Virginia says:

    Hooray for MUSU! Apart from all the general awfulness, I learnt the beginnings of all my mad skillz in that wonderful environment too.

  4. kate says:

    I’m having flashbacks to hours and hours spent on that Coffee Lounge balcony.

  5. Kirsty says:

    Those charts from India are sooo lovely. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your charts when they are done.

  6. Sherrin says:

    Great posters, and hooray for SU’s… my last job was with a student union, and it was my best job ever, too. Then along came VSU. *sigh*

  7. I have posted a portrait of my hubby that I painted 11 years ago. It is also his birthday so I chose that piece of work in honour of him.I am loving looking out my old stuff each Friday.

  8. Vanessa says:

    I created my first ever artwork in Photoshop at MUSU computer lab back in ’94.I’ve decided to contribute an old artwork to the Friday Archives – great idea! You can find here:

  9. Lola says:

    This is a fun idea. I’ve posted old drawings from my travel sketchbooks.

  10. sanae says:

    Ooooh, the posters are fantastic! I’m playing this week too, and you can find my rejected illo here:

  11. robyn says:

    Oh, I love your poster! If only I had been that organized in college!

  12. Andrea says:

    I love the faces on that poster! I’m coming along for the ride again this week. Come on by… :)

  13. sosser says:

    love those posters and your description of your best job ever! how i wish i had one of those right now:)i’m playing, too.

  14. I’m playing too!

    Fascinating to see how your illustration style has evolved.

  15. Judy says:

    I posted my Friday Archives on Tuesday. All words this time. I used to be a columnist.Love those charts! I need one on How To Be An Ideal Cat Lover!

  16. Heidi says:

    I’m playing along too, with mostly old sewing projects. It’s a great idea!

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