Author / Ben Akhurst

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  • HM magazine

    Hotel Management magazine is the leading accommodation trade magazine in the Asia-Pacific and is distributed to most accommodation properties in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Noumea, Vanuatu and Tahiti. I’ve been working on HM for about 4 years. In that time I’ve redesigned it twice. Here are some examples from the latest re-design. HM has been…

  • Inside Film ipad magazine

    Inside Film or ‘if’ magazine is the first magazine I’ve designed for the ipad using Adobe’s Digital Publishing Solution. The main aim for this project was to get the printed magazine onto the ipad, and at the same time develop the skills necessary to exploit the potential of the ipad. Being a Film Industry magazine there’s a…

  • The Art of Absinthe – Bars & Clabs magazine

    In this article for Bars & clubs magazine I wanted to incorporate some of the old Absinthe artwork from the 1920’s to give it a classical look. I also took a little inspiration from the strip ad featured at the bottom of the page by the the feature sponsor Green fairy.

  • Cocktail Cold war – Bars & Clubs magazine

    For this article in Bars & clubs magazine two teams of mixologist’s from the east and west of Adelaide were lined against each other in a cocktail shootout. Since this was a mighty battle between East-V-West my idea here was to use a cold war theme for the article.