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Park Bench

May 27, 2009

Quotes on the Park Bench


Here is the first draft of the park bench with the Quotes from the park on it… there are five quotes:

  • Love boat
  • relax
  • make memories
  • fix the gate
  • close to home

I didn’t want to add too many because I felt that would make it seem unrealistic, but I can add more.

Let me know what you think!


Black & White Key

May 21, 2009


Final Key

May 12, 2009


Monogram Keys

April 29, 2009

Hollis Park Letter Mark

Here are some of the keys I worked on this week. A lot of them are similar with a small differences. Let me know which ones you like the best, the least, and if you would like to see some modified.

See you in class!

Monogram sketches

April 29, 2009

Monogram roughs

April 16, 2009



April 13, 2009

I’m sorry I have been a little MIA lately, I was wondering what I missed on thursday? I do have a lot of research I just need to scan all of it in and it looks like a lot of what I got is similar to beck’s post as well, but I do have a great book that I will bring to class this week.

I really like the idea of monograms.. What I am wondering is what we are calling our group/project? Is the monogram for our group logo or a redesigned logo for the park? … and do we just want to call it Hollis Park? I’m not sure what everyone was thinking on that?

… would anyone like to meet up this week sometime before class? maybe meet up at the park? 

Newtown and Hollis Park History

March 26, 2009

This is link had a little bit of background on places in Newtown and here is the bit about Hollis Park:



Easily the most elaborate group of dwellings in Newtown, built on land purchased by Magistrate John Kettle when Bligh’s ‘Camperdown’ estate was subdivided. The houses, built in the 1880’s, formed part of an overall planned development unusual in Sydney and considered a ‘throw back’ to the planned squares of London and Brighton. Hollis Park was resumed for education purposes in 1892 but leased for a peppercorn rental to the Newtown Municipality as a playground in 1911. It is named after Robert Hollis MLA, a prominent advocate of trade unionism, who lived in Newman Street. Warren Ball Avenue is named after the prominent Newtown Councillor and businessman and Georgina Street after Kettle’s daughter.

Interesting story of living in Newtown in the 60’s and 70’s

March 26, 2009


From this lady’s description there used to be a really cool old red telephone booth near the park that might be interesting to recreate.