Designer and Illustrator working from a poorly insulated Attic in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Designer @ Critic Magazine & Co-founder of The Attic d.blackball@gmail.com

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Being winners and drunks at the 2014 NZ Student press awards. Incredibly proud of Critic this year. Some of the most talented people I know work for this magazine and I will miss them terribly. We were lucky enough to win best illustration, design, feature, feature writer and overall publication.
pictured: some of my awesome Critic magazine family (Josie, Carys, Zane, myself, Sam)
not pictured: Tequila, louloucallisterbaker , Lucy Hunter
photo: Dan Liu

Being winners and drunks at the 2014 NZ Student press awards. Incredibly proud of Critic this year. Some of the most talented people I know work for this magazine and I will miss them terribly. We were lucky enough to win best illustration, design, feature, feature writer and overall publication.

pictured: some of my awesome Critic magazine family (Josie, Carys, Zane, myself, Sam)

not pictured: Tequila, louloucallisterbaker , Lucy Hunter

photo: Dan Liu

After two and a half years I am finally finished at Critic magazine…I guess i have to do something different now…

Handmade collage.
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Handmade collage.

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Handmade collage.
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Handmade collage.

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One more issue of Critic before I am a magazine designer without a magazine. I like how this cover turned out.

One more issue of Critic before I am a magazine designer without a magazine. I like how this cover turned out.

Lucy Hunter recording in The Attic, Dunedin NZ with Adrian Ng (2014)

The Attic Singles Club 08: Lucy Hunter
The eighth instalment of The Attic Singles Club. Released monthly throughout 2014. Each release contains an original unreleased track and a cover nominated by The Attic. 
Track one written by Lucy Hunter 
Track two written by David Lynch 
Recorded in The Attic (Dunedin, NZ) by Adrian Ng. 

The Attic Singles Club 08: Lucy Hunter

The eighth instalment of The Attic Singles Club. Released monthly throughout 2014. Each release contains an original unreleased track and a cover nominated by The Attic. 

Track one written by Lucy Hunter 

Track two written by David Lynch 

Recorded in The Attic (Dunedin, NZ) by Adrian Ng. 

"Return to beneath the shadow" 
For the last two years I have had the absolute pleasure of illustrating and designing features written by my good friend louloucallisterbaker for Critic magazine. Lou’s unique and inquisitive perspective is as enjoyable to read as it is to illustrate and I consider myself lucky to have such a ridiculously talented friend. The above illustration for the feature “return to beneath the shadow”  will likely be the last one for Critic magazine. The feature details Lou’s last few days in NZ and her first few days in China and the illustration contains a nod to Lou’s very first feature we collaborated on (which I will not be linking too. this image is much better.trust me).
check out Lou’s blog Absofrockinlutely 

"Return to beneath the shadow" 

For the last two years I have had the absolute pleasure of illustrating and designing features written by my good friend louloucallisterbaker for Critic magazine. Lou’s unique and inquisitive perspective is as enjoyable to read as it is to illustrate and I consider myself lucky to have such a ridiculously talented friend. The above illustration for the feature “return to beneath the shadow”  will likely be the last one for Critic magazine. The feature details Lou’s last few days in NZ and her first few days in China and the illustration contains a nod to Lou’s very first feature we collaborated on (which I will not be linking too. this image is much better.trust me).

check out Lou’s blog Absofrockinlutely 

I thought going through all my old work would be a complete nightmare (it had some nightmare elements to it.) but it was nice to come across work that I am still pretty chuffed with.

I thought going through all my old work would be a complete nightmare (it had some nightmare elements to it.) but it was nice to come across work that I am still pretty chuffed with.