Animated Rascals



Olaf the Snowman is a character from the 2013 animated film Frozen produced by Walt Disney.
Olaf is an extremely benevolent snowman-optimistic, outgoing and welcoming to all he meets. He likes warm hugs. Sprung from Elsa’s magical powers, Olaf is by far the friendliest snowman to walk the mountains above Arendelle. His innocence, outgoing personality and uncanny ability to disassemble himself at good and not-so-good times lead to some awkward, albeit laughable moments. Olaf, in his innocence is prone to making considerably sassy remarks that have a deeper meaning. He isn’t just funny, Olaf represents innocent love and the joy the sisters once had, he’s also got a “big role to play representing the innocent love in the scale of fear versus love”

Timon and Pumbaa


Timon and Pumbaa are an animated warthog and meerkat duo introduced in Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King.
Timon is a wise-cracking and self-absorbed meerkat who is known for claiming Pumbaa’s ideas as his own, while Pumbaa has flatulence issues. However, Pumbaa is also a fierce warrior, charging into battle like a battering ram, and taking great offense if anyone who’s not his friend calls him a pig, at which point he exclaims “They call me Mister pig!
Timon is also iconic for being best friends with Pumbaa, the warthog. The two are nearly inseparable, and are shown together constantly. Being extremely close, they share interests such as sleeping, fun-filled activities, and most of all, eating bugs, which they mostly refer to as grubs. The duo are also known to argue time and time again, mostly because of Timon’s selfishness and Pumbaa’s ultimate nobility causing their personalities to clash.



Genie is the tritagonist in Disney’s 1992 animated feature film, Aladdin. He is the all powerful spirit residing in a magical oil lamp hidden within the cave of wonders meant to only serve the ‘diamond in the rough’.
Full of life, and bursting with positive energy, the Genie is a happy-go-lucky character, with power and abilities primarily used to concoct humorous jokes for the amusement of both himself, and those around him.
Having spent a majority of his early life (over 10,000 years) trapped within a lamp, Genie tends to take advantage of his extremely rare moments of freedom by exploiting his incredible powers to entertain his new masters and acquaintances.  Genie comes off as a flamboyant showman when first introduced. In addition, when first greeted, the genie immediately becomes loyal to his new master, and continuously emphasizes the fact that his purpose is to magically enhance their lives by any means necessary (so long as it doesn’t interfere with the three rules of wishing).
Genie is one of the most powerful major character in the Disney universe shown so far.




Stewie Griffin – Family Guy :By Seth MacFarlane

Stewie a 1 yr old baby who has a sophisticated style of both attitude and mannerism, but they sometimes interfere with childish interests.

He enjoys literature and is also a brilliant genius level intellect who can design sophisticated technology – Stewie’s actions and desires are to conquer the world.

He has a antisocial personality disorder among other disorders, including megalomania and acute paranoia.


Otto Mann – The Simpsons :By Matt Groening

Otto Mann, known as Otto the Bus Driver is a former school underachiever who now works as the bus driver for Springfield Elementary 

Otto is also notable for his drug use, maniacal driving, love of guitar, heavy metal music and propensity for the 1980s junkie lifestyle. Has a habit of describing things as “gnarly” His been seen at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings – His a stoner and his openness towards substances is also demonstrated in the simpsons.

Beavis – Beavis and Butt-Head :By Mike Judge

Beavis is a sidekick and follower – who is a loose cannon.
He is a zero when it comes to intelligence and displays signs of being a bit of a pyromaniac. Bevis is often oblivious to what should be obvious, His hasty actions usually end in disaster, ranging from being deported to Mexico to severely injuring himself.
Cornholio is an alter ego of Beavis – Beavis sometimes undergoes a radical personality change, usually after consuming large amounts of sugar or caffeine, Which leaves him yelling and screaming erratically, producing a stream of gibberish and strange noises. As swell as pulling his shirt collar over his head just to top it off, Cornholio is normally a dormant persona .

Eric Cartman – South Park :By Trey Parker

Cartman is an elementary school student who is one of four central characters in South Park he lives with his mother in the fictional town.

He has been portrayed as aggressive, arrogant, narcissistic, as well as extremly psychopathic not to mention a sociopath and manipulative. But highly intelligent and able to execute morally appalling plans and business ideas with success.                                    Cartman is considered to be the most popular character on South Park.


Bender – Futurama :By Matt Groening

Bender Made in Mexico is a sociopath of steel (er, well, iron, titanium, lead, zinc, dolomite and nickel), who has kidnapped Jay Leno’s head and sent his own son to robot hell. But he really just wants to be a folk-singer.

Ken Cato

Ken Cato is an Australian designer with an international reputation. Cato’s influence is everywhere. He has designed thousands of corporate identities, including for Commonwealth Bank, myki public transport passes, and Network Seven. Cato has received many industry accolades in his 46-year career as a graphic designer, including a Swinburne University honorary doctorate.


Cato established his business, now called Cato Brand Partners in Melbourne in 1970. He now has offices in 15 countries, based in a Collingwood warehouse Cato spends half his time visiting overseas clients.

As a graphic designer, Cato encompasses all facets of corporate and brand management and design. Cato’s design philosophy is rooted in the concepts of functional design and minimalism. Some of his famous works are the visual identities for Seven Network and the City of Melbourne.d163703160f9eeeba23727f5ceea5047

Another piece of iconic work Cato has produced is the Australian Made logo. The Australian Made and Australian Grown trade mark logos signify products whose ingredients or production mostly originate from Australia. This programme was established in 1986 with the logo created by Ken Cato. Then in 1989 Cato designed the Commonwealth Bank logo which like the Australian Made logo is still currently used today and is widely recognised branding.


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Many of Cato’s logos are widely recognised but not always without criticism. One more recent logo that attracted some criticism and controversy was the latest South Australia logo created in 2013. More on the various opinions can be read here at Adelaide Now.





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Nike A Global Sustainable Brand

Eighteen years ago, this was a completely different story. People across the world were burning Nike shoes instead of wearing them; customers were boycotting Nike products; and in 1998 the company’s earnings dropped by 69%.

A Soulful Awakening of the Multinational Giant

With  900 factories, 750 retail stores and hundreds of thousands of customers.               Nike’s business footprint is enormous, therefore, any sustainability-oriented changes that the company makes will undoubtedly raise global consciousness and improve the sustainability footprint of the world.

Times have changed

It’s likely that your most recent pair of Nike shoes had a previous life.                                       The athletic apparel giant recently announced that 71 percent of its footwear is made with materials recycled from its own manufacturing process.

Nike’s smarter designs maximise performance, lighten the environmental impact and can be easily disassembled to be reused.

Nike,s designers now have access to a palette of more than 29 high-performance materials made from there manufacturing waste.                                                                                           Recycled materials  include old shoes, plastic bottles and factory scraps.

Nike has invested in technologies to drive 100 percent renewable energy within its factories, and has reduce the toxic chemical output from dying processes from entering the environment.The “waterless dyeing” technology for textiles uses CO2 instead of water. Nike is also collaborating with NASA, U.S. Department of State and USAID to encourage innovations that generate more environmentally and socially sustainable materials and fabrics.

Nike Flyknit technology, uses a single thread to knit a shoe upper, helps in preparing more custom fit and lighter shoes and generates less waste during the upper production process.        


Nike has changed the direction of its entire company over the past eighteen years buy doubling down on waste, There sustainability report reveals a continued concerted effort that is on its way to achieve zero-waste in its supply chain.                                                           In 2015, the brand recovered 92 percent of its trash.                                                                                        It goes to show how consumers and activists can influence the biggest brands.

Power to the people


Keeping it Clean and Green

Sustainable Practises

Graphic designer have a need to print their work onto papers and so my first concern is about our use of paper and the consequences of that.

According to information supplied by Two Sides LTD Australia 2012.

Most papers are sourced from companies that are using forestry sourced timbers.

Paper production supports sustainable forest management.

Australia’s forestry plantations doubled in size from about one million hectares in 1994 to two million hectares in 2010.

The changing face of Australia’s forests Department of agriculture, fisheries and forestry.

They estimate that “The paper industry is a relatively small user of wood.

Of the wood extracted from the worlds forests, 53% issued for energy production, 28% is used by sawmill and only around 11% is used directly by the paper industry.

The other concern is inks that we use to print with, the storm has currently knocked out my internet access so research is at a standstill.

Interesting times I say…

I know from friends that have big concerns about inks that there is a company in Melbourne who uses the Soy based inks as the usual inks that we all use is not environmentally sustainable.

There is some great information and increased awareness around the materials we use and how to be mindful of what and how we create.

I found this link form vic busness rather interesting.

Reduce your environmental impacts of graphic design

The graphic design industry draws on energy, water, paper, inks, solvents and packaging. Designers make decisions that ‘lock-in’ potential environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of their designs. Eco design is a way of minimising the impacts of graphic design on the environment.

Design is a way of communicating ideas  solving problems design for change is a wonderful idea, when I began to think about this subject I went to the materials based enviro issues, paper, inks, and the impact they have, which is relavent but the other side of design is the clever way in which designers can carry forward an idea.

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Ideas talked about in a visual way removes language barriers we can all read from pictures


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