Posts from Contributors

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

Sneak Peek: Anya Brock interview

With her distinctive bold hues, surreal portraits and geometric patterns, Anya Brock’s work can be found splashed across walls in Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Fremantle. She opened her Fremantle gallery in 2013, her flagship Sydney store in 2014, and is launching a homewares line this year. Here’s a little peek at our chat with her for Issue 4.… More

Flowers and Poetry in Anthologia

We like to keep in touch with our previous contributors and see what they’re up to – creative people always seem to be working on something exciting!

A few weeks ago I attended the opening of Anthologia, an exhibition by Alina Tang (interviewed all the way back in Issue 1!) and SJ Finch at Paper Mountain. The concept was beautifully unique – beginning with a floriographic dictionary detailing the traditional meanings of flowers.… 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

Contributor Profile – Marcus

Meet Marcus Taylor – graphic designer, print maker and the mastermind behind the Johnny Two Tone Club.

You can read about Marcus’ work and the fun that is Gocco printing in Issue 2, but here’s a little taster. You can find more of his work on his website, Instagram or Facebook.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I run a small design practice based in Leederville, WA under the name Studio Papa.… More

Contributor Profile – Dawn

Meet Dawn Tan – watercolour artist, art teacher and a really big fan of New York doughnuts.

Dawn’s delicious artwork and a more in-depth interview can be found in Issue 2, but here’s a little taster. You can see more of her work on her website, Instagram or Facebook.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hello! I’m Dawn Tan, an artist and teacher from Melbourne, Australia.… More