When we come across something that inspires us, we put it here so we can share the love. Enjoy some our our favourite ideas and projects collected from

Logos or brandmarks are not often an important ele Logos or brandmarks are not often an important element of the brand of a place, so we don't get to play with them much. But we do love a good logo anyway. Especially one that captures an essential quality of the story of a place or an experience. This one for shipping and delivery company Yamato perfectly captures the care they take with each parcel and implies some logistical flexibility. It's one of our favourites #logos 
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Then & Now – Sydney 1836 & 2013 We’ve superim Then & Now – Sydney 1836 & 2013

We’ve superimposed a map of Sydney from 1836 over the current google map.

You can see the massive changes to the city and landscape since 1836, and it’s still in flux. Interesting how in comparison Melbourne is quite unchanged. 
Kate went to art school in Sydney, it was the first big city she lived in. Now when she heads back there she’s been known to get lost – but after this little experiment this doesn’t make her feel so bad.

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Berndnaut Smilde is some kind of contemporary art Berndnaut Smilde is some kind of contemporary art magician. He creates clouds and rainbows inside buildings, we’ve got no idea how he does it – it’s just magic @berndnaut 
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Haiku Bombing in Chalk As part of the internation Haiku Bombing in Chalk

As part of the international competition The Deconstruction we invented a new sport of haiku bombing and went on a tour of the Melbourne suburb of Pascoe Vale. 
If you fancy taking it up, check out our instructable - How to Go Haiku Bombing and please send us some photos – we’d love to see them.

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Melbourne: Next Stop Utopia Hello City was asked Melbourne: Next Stop Utopia

Hello City was asked to create a map that captures our idea of Australian utopia or distopia for Dutch magazine One World @oneworldnl. We decided to start at home and have a look at Melbourne.

If you’d like to add this artwork to your collection, visit the Hello City store at Society6 it shoot as an email and we’ll send you a PDF. .
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Matchbooks + Google Street View = Art (Krista Char Matchbooks + Google Street View = Art (Krista Charles)

Krista Charles’ work explores old and new ways of communication and marketing. She finds old promotional matchbooks, uses Google Streetview to find the business promoted on the matchbook, then she draws the business at that address today on the original matchbook by hand – and then she sells her work on Etsy.

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Antanas Mockus’ approach to city policy If only Antanas Mockus’ approach to city policy

If only every city mayor was like Antanas Mockus. In the 90s his effective if unusual policies to improve Bogotá included hiring over 400 mimes to control traffic, showering on TV to inspire water conservation, introducing voluntary additional taxes and women-only nights in the city. “The distribution of knowledge is the key contemporary task. Knowledge empowers people. If people know the rules, and are sensitized by art, humor, and creativity, they are much more likely to accept change.” - Antanas Mockus

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Everyone loves a tiny bar from Tigre to Wellington Everyone loves a tiny bar from Tigre to Wellington
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For centuries in Japan, two decades in Melbourne and in the last 5 years in Brisbane, in Sydney, Tigre and cities all over the world are changing licensing laws, zoning and patterns of use to make it easier to open small bars. These bars often cluster together with other interesting offers to create fantastic local destinations

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Be Citizens Not Consumers - James H. Kunstler & Cl Be Citizens Not Consumers - James H. Kunstler & Clusterfuck Nation
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Kunster’s a straight-talking and hugely entertaining orator from the old school, known for his colourful turn of phrase and direct expression – both can be found in his blog ‘Clusterfuck Nation’. .
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Here he conducts a rigorous analysis of what it is that makes places valuable – and why we keep building places that aren’t worth caring about. .
“We have about 38,000 places that are not worth caring about in the United States today- when we have enough of them, we’re gonna have a nation that’s not worth defending. And I want you to think about that when you think about those young men and women who are over in places like Iraq spilling their blood in the sand, and ask yourself what is their last thought of home? I hope it’s not the curb cut between the Chuck E. Cheese and the Target store! ‘Cause that’s not good enough for Americans to be spilling their blood for. We -  need better places in this country.” .
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Our favourite point is the one he makes at the end – that we need to stop thinking about ourselves as consumers, and start instead to refer to ourselves as citizens with, as Kunstler says “obligations, responsibilities, and duties to {our} fellow human beings.” .
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Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh) If you ever wa Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh)

If you ever want to make original Hello City co-founder Sunny laugh so hard that she has to lie down on the carpet – just show her this chart.

Allie Brosh’s blog paused for some time after the post entitled ‘Adventures in Depression’ in October 2011. We hoped this was because she was too busy touring the speakers circuit or writing her book and had no time for foolish blogging, but she recently started publishing and shared her experiences with depression.

You can visit Brosh’s blog, or read her book ‘Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened’. It’s not everyone who can write about a topic like depression, make you laugh & also give you powerful insights into an uncomfortable reality.

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Before original Hello City co-founder Sunny Haynes Before original Hello City co-founder Sunny Haynes emigrated to Australia, she visited Michael Blamey’s blog religiously to see the photograph of the day and it has forged an important part of her romance with our city.
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These days you can follow @michaelblamey on instagram for a hit of beautiful photography with his insightful and sometimes wry one-line titles .
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I Wish This Was … (Candy Chang) Candy Chang say I Wish This Was … (Candy Chang)

Candy Chang says her work is about making cities more emotional. She follows in the tradition of Gillian Wearing and Rirkrit Tiravanija by collaborating with the whole city to ask ourselves what we really care about.

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Food & community in Incredible Edible Todmorden W Food & community in Incredible Edible Todmorden

We’ve been going on about Incredible Edible since meeting Julian Dobson in 2013. It’s such a great example of transformation around healthy food, the environment, community building and public space.

The community team has created productive community gardens throughout Todmorden in Lancashire in Northern England, on underused tracts of public land, nature strips, kerbsides and shopfronts. Incredible Edible Todmorden started as a couple of patches and has spread throughout the town providing free, fresh food to the townspeople and to local shops, through the work of an army of local community volunteers.

The approach has become a movement with more than 30 other towns around the world adopting the Incredible Edible methodology.

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The winning answers to the question ‘What is Nic The winning answers to the question ‘What is Nicholson Village?’ 

Winners receive a $50 credit at their favourite local business!

Prizes donated by the City of Yarra. 

For more info on this initiative or Project Re-Store contact ProjectRe-Store@hellocity.com.au
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Very excited to kickstart our very first Project R Very excited to kickstart our very first Project Re-Store initiative with @groszcolab in Nicholson Village. Off to do some guerilla art... .
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Granville Island’s concrete silo artworks Cycli Granville Island’s concrete silo artworks

Cycling around Vancouver one humid Monday, we were blown away by the scale & imagination of artist’s Os Gemeos’ murals painted on the still-operating concrete factory. We love the idea of turning industrial, highly urban or waste spaces into blank canvases.

This is art as the very fabric of the city.

It’s inspired silo art trails projects around the world from FORMs PUBLIC silo trail in Western Australia and Victoria’s own Silo Art Trail with @juddyroller in Nullawil, Sea Lake, Brim, Patchewollock, Sheep Hills, Rupanyup, Lascelles and Rosebery 
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The newly minted Facebook group *Northcote/Thornbu The newly minted Facebook group *Northcote/Thornbury and Fairfield Takeaway* is supporting local businesses by providing a platform for cafes and restaurants to share how they are responding to Covid-19. Locals are also sharing info on what businesses are doing takeaway for the first time, who is cashless and how to order.
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Groups covering nearby Melbourne suburbs of Reservoir, Preston, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Carlton and Brunswick have sprung up to do the same.
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3 Decades plus of The Heidelberg Project For over 3 Decades plus of The Heidelberg Project

For over 3 decades  The Heidelberg Project has made large scale art installations in the urban environment of Detroit’s struggling East Side to give locals a new perspective, address urban blight and bring a little joy and colour.

Created by Tyree Guyton working with his wife, Karen, grandfather Sam Mackey and the neighbourhood kids, the project has transformed the neighbourhood. Initially opposed by the local government, the project is now recognised as a major driver of regeneration.

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Some Pigeons are More Equal Than Others We love a Some Pigeons are More Equal Than Others

We love art interventions. Particularly when the artist tweaks one simple element of a familiar place and in so doing transforms how we see and experience it.

Julian Charriere’s & Julius von Bismarck’s collaboration is like this. 
People wandering the streets of Venice, Copenhagen and Berlin who saw an incredibly vivid feather and wondered what magical bird it could possibly have come from, may find the answer in "Some Pigeons are More Equal Than Others". @juliusvonbismarck
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