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Eddy’s Garage

Our central Victoria series Central Victoria has been undergoing a small town revival transformation in the last decade. Many city dwellers of the creative and innovative kind are moving here in droves to rekindle and connect to the deeper part of themselves. The historic architecture of our small Gold Rush towns provides a strong sense…

MASH Wins Environment Victoria Award

We Push Buttons is the digital partner of MASH (the campaign for More Australian Solar Homes) and we were proud to support Jo Kaptein and the MASH team, who were one of six community groups and individuals from around the state to be recognised by Environment Victoria last week for their outstanding contribution the environment.…

Interview with Jonathon Hanks

Jonathon Hanks explains shared value We Push Buttons interviewed Jonathon Hanks, founder and Director of Incite, a South African company that provides powerful tools to businesses in emerging markets, to help them build Shared Value and Sustainability best practice business models.   Shared Value is a business strategy that is based on profit generating principles at scale while addressing…

Beautiful repeatable pattern designs for your website

Repeatable pattern design: Introducing one of our favourite overseas pattern designers, Matthias Hennig. Mr Hennig is a multi talented artist/designer who is noteworthy because of his sensitive and thoughtful approach to visual art and communication. His art is refreshing and unusually 'soft spoken' and thoughtful. Mr Hennig is immensely productive. He expresses himself in various…

What is Canva?

Getting Creative with Canva What is Canva? There’s no question that Adobe Photoshop is the premiere photo editing app, but it remains too costly and too difficult to master for many of us. If you want to create the odd infographic or social media post, and you don’t have time to climb the professional ropes,…

Why the Charlie Hebdo Massacre Doesn’t Surprise Me

When I first heard the news about the massacre of cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo, naturally I was shocked and appalled – but not so surprised. They ran some very cutting edge cartoons, more than any American political cartoonist has done or satirical publication has published. This is coming from someone who worked for MAD Magazine…

What is HTML5?

Is HTML5 worth your while? HTML is the code used to program what you see on the screen when you view a website in a browser. HTML5 is the latest incarnation of this language, which has been in it’s previous form since 1997. With such an increase in the use of video, audio, graphics and…

Arts Open 2012

Visual Arts Festival: Arts Open 2012 Well it’s been a busy few months for the Explainafide team, with web design and community events involvement, building to a crescendo in the last couple of weeks as we have been preparing for the upcoming launch of our latest project - the Arts Open Festival of Open Studios.…

Castlemaine Artist: Ben Laycock

Castlemaine Artist: Ben Laycock Think infamous artists in Castlemaine and immediately Ben Laycock comes to mind. Born with a paintbrush in his mouth, Ben has been a colourful member of this great arts community for close to two decades. But when I had the opportunity to interview him I didn't know where to start. His…

Great Logo Designs

Nine Examples of  Great Logo Designs Designing a logo, or having one designed for you can be a mammoth task. A logo brands a business or product and is often the first thing a potential client sees. What your business stands for and what your logo says about your business has to be on the same…

Colour Psychology

Colour psychology & using it in your art business: Colour is an incredibly large aspect of our world. Could you imagine a world without colour? Yet we often take it for granted. Colours affect our moods, influence decisions and can even affect our health and well being. This phenomenon is described as Color Psychology. It…

Artist Business Cards

7 Great examples of Artist Business Cards Everybody needs a business card these days. With the price of printing coming down dramatically, the advent of business card making machines in shopping centres and programs on the computer, basically everyone at some stage has at least thought about having their own business card. I bet even…

Scoopshot: A Way Forward for Photographers?

Scoopshot: Potentially another revenue stream for Photographers When it comes to copyright issues, photographers and other visual artists often have it much worse than others. Photography is easy to take, difficult to track and, depending on how it’s used, difficult to resolve cases of misuse. A combination of copyright infringement, increased competition and the large…

The Present Moment

The Present Moment The digital age thrusts countless offerings of serious and trivial communication at us in our work and personal lives. Smart phones connect us anywhere, anytime. Mundane and micro business tasks can be accomplished in a touch. To increase our effectiveness and our wellbeing requires cool mastery of each new machine and warm…
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