Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bird in a Bunny Suit

Issue 3 features one of the collage creations of Bayley Collins (in the 'Objects of Our Desire' section). She creates small collages and drawings inspired by found imagery in her home based Auckland studio. Well she now prints cards featuring her cute wee creatures and you can buy them online at Foxes! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Don't forget...

Kraftbomb this weekend! Extra Curricular will be there with bells on.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Still time to enter...

If you haven't entered yet, don't forget to enter the competitions in Issue 3 - entries close on September 30th and prizes will be drawn the next day. There are treats to be won from from Lily's Make Believe, Chelsea Jade & Bibliographica - see page 2 for details.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Looking for advertisers for Issue 4

Extra Curricular Issue 4 - the holiday issue - will be hitting the shelves November 18th, and some exciting things are in the works for it! If you are interested in advertising, contact for info and pricing - prices start at $85 & the deadline for booking space is the end of September.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Win the crown!

Just a reminder that entries for the Little Help Project close on the 1st of October - if you're planning on entering you have just two weeks! There will be one winner of the 10K start-up package as well as 10 finalists who each get to have two of their designs printed! Above is a still from the awesome animation by Robert Wallace, check it out & enter online at

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


If you're into illustration, get along to the upcoming exhibition 'Bedfellows' at The High Seas in Auckland. The High Seas shows are always awesome, and they do a great job supporting local creatives. I love the poster, illustrated by Devon Smith (Devon was featured in Issue 2 of Extra Curricular). The show will showcase some local illustration talent and aims to demonstrate that art and illustration can happily co exist. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Button Thief

I remember obsessively collecting buttons when I was about 6 years old - to me they were like little jewels and I kept a jar of them hidden away from possible thieves. So I can definitely see the appeal of 'Button Thief' - a children's book created by first-time author Latesha Randall and illustrator Esther Griffiths. They have recently self published it (these are some of the illustrations) and are now in the process of getting it into stores around New Zealand. A story about 'friendship, forgiveness and the thrill of collecting', it will no doubt delight small girls everywhere. Once they own the book, young button lovers can sign up to 'Button Buddies' - where they'll be matched up with a pen friend to swap letters and buttons with - what a great idea!