Posts By: Team Side Project

Issue 5

What’s next for Side Project

We had a great response to our Pozible campaign, and are so grateful to everyone who supported us and helped spread the word!

Unfortunately we fell just a bit short of the mark at 75% of our target, and as it was an all-or-nothing campaign we won’t be receiving any of the funds. That hasn’t stopped us from finishing Issue 5 though – it’s come back from the printers looking awesome, so get your order in now!… More

Issue 5 Pre-order + We’re Crowdfunding!

Our Pozible crowdfunding campaign is live!

We spent forever on carefully planning out and creating our video (pro-tip: it’s harder than you’d think; more on that later), so we’d love for you to check it out our campaign which has some seriously awesome rewards on offer, as well as our almost-ready Issue 5 up for pre-order.

Here’s a little preview of our video – head to for the full thing!… More

Issue 4 is here!

It’s finally here!

After some inevitable printing delays, Side Project Issue 4 has made it to our doorstep and is now on its way to all you cool kids who pre-ordered. The team is super happy with how all the bright, happy colours turned out in print, and how it all came together in the end. A big thank you to our wonderful contributors and helpers for this issue – we really couldn’t have done it without you!… More

Sneak Peek: Letterpress Love

These days, many brides choose letterpress printing for their invitations, and for good reason: with its luxurious, tactile feel, letterpress printing is the final word in special-occasion stationery. We visited Ann at Whiteman Park Print Shop to find out more about the process of letterpress printing for Issue 4 of Side Project magazine – here’s a sneak peek.

Some background:

Letterpress was developed by Johannes Gutenburg in the 15th century and remained the main form of printing until the invention of offset printing in the mid-20th century.


Sneak Peek: The Articulate

Tash is a hand-lettering artist and illustrator whose beautiful typography has featured on stationery, signs, and even Kinfolk dinner menus. She’s the creative force behind The Articulate, and grew up in a creative family – but did you know her favourite font used to be Comic Sans? We ask her how it all began in Issue 4; here’s a sneak peek.… More

Issue 4 is coming real soon!

Can you believe it’s been almost a year since our first issue? We’re now sending Issue 4 off to the printers, a little older, a little wiser and still as passionate about Side Project as ever. As always we got to work with artists and artisans we really admire – we hope you enjoy this issue! Get your pre-orders in now to avoid missing out, and for a fun little gift just for you.… More

Melissa Mellopoly

Contributor Profile – Melissa

Meet Melissa Lui Yuen – she

Melissa is the person behind mellopoly, you can find her interview and illustrations in Issue 3. Love her work? Check out her website, Instagram or Facebook!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Melissa Lui Yuen, and I illustrate under ‘mellopoly’. I am a full time public servant doing illustration and artwork on the side.… More

Niina Aoki

Contributor Profile – Niina

Meet Niina Aoki – she loves cats, things with scrunched-up faces and teapots!

Niina makes all the wonderful things in Eeva Margita. You can see lots of Niina’s fabulous cat illustrations in Issue 3. Love her work? Check out her website, Instagram or Facebook!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hello! My name is Niina and I live in Perth, Western Australia.… More

Mekel - Perth Fashion Illustrator

Contributor Profile – Mekel

Meet Mekel – Perth-based watercolour fashion illustrator

You can read more about Mekel in our interview with her in Issue 3. Love her work? Check out her website, Instagram or Facebook!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi I’m Mekel, I’m a fashion illustrator from Perth. I love drawing girls and painting with watercolour, doing commissions and creative projects with people.… More

Contributor Profile – Lime Tree Bower

Meet Lime Tree Bower, a Sydney-based floral studio which we’ve watched bloom over the past year.

What began as a side project has grown into a thriving business, from styling events to inventing unique floral products. We also have to give a shoutout to founder Helen who has been a big supporter of Side Project from the beginning! Check out Issue 3 for Lime Tree Bower’s instructions for styling cosy winter dinner party.… More