WAGIBAA – New this season

Corban & Blair will launch a new collection in collaboration with Lucy Simpson of Gaawaa Miyay Design. The linings of these items feature Lucy’s Wagibaa design. This design tells a story of Yuwaalaraay country. It is inspired by the lines of country and traces the north west plains where the sky touches land. Country is where Lucy comes from. It is freshwater country, the rivers brim with memories, story and life. It is where her heart belongs. It is home. Lucy believes, from the stars in the skies, to the ground beneath we are surrounded by story” Collection includes: A5 refillable journal, Zip coin purse/keyholder, card holder, tech pouch, tech wrap, phone bag, travel wallet, passport holder & luggage tag. These are made from quality PU leather with unique colourful linings telling a story about what Australia and home means to Indigenous designer Lucy Simpson. They can have logos applied as well as...

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New Fresh Picks

Our A5 Journal is updated and available in seasonal colours Tan and Sea Green. Made from durable recycled leather, the Basics Plus collection is an essential must have for meetings where you want to make a subtle style statement. We are taking pre orders now - info@corbanblair.com.au ...

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Our Purpose

Corban & Blair’s PURPOSE is to design and make marketing tools, that earn their keep. Understanding our customers, along with the needs of their customer, is crucial to achieving this. Working closely provides an opportunity to do something new and different, to inspire our customers to embraces a future, that includes younger people, women and the environment, while ticking important diversity boxes. We constantly research and explore new ideas, it is our purpose and passion. Items need to carry company brand messages, be valued and the receiver needs to feel acknowledged. Collaboration with other artists, and designers can create memorable stories, and say something meaningful about a brand while reflecting our Australian culture. Meaning is designed into a product with choices of materials, colour, texture, story, packaging and personalisation. It is a clever combination of these elements that delivers meaningful and authentic product solutions. ...

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New look for a classic

A modern twist on our best selling leather journal, made specifically for the Salesforce Futures Lab. Designed by our industrial designer Ken, his brief was to create elegance, incorporating the texture and quality of leather to make a desirable product. The Salesforce logo is debossed on the front and inner cover. Branding was further reinforced with a printed cover on the inner pad. ...

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Moving On – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We recently closed our bookbinding factory and moved our warehouse and our Australian production to 2 new locations. The Bad - having to get rid of every single item in a business that had spanned 40 years, even though we had only owned it for four. We tried very hard to give away and recycle what we did not need going forward- what a heavy dirty and sole destroying task. So much stuff and so much not relevant any more. The Ugly - factories gather a lot of dust, moving trucks do not turn up on time, our product production still had to go on no matter what, components got lost, forklifts ran out of battery, boxes were heavy, items you thought were lost, were found. A new tenant was keen to get into the space and everything took longer and was so much heavier than we had anticipated. Lots of sleepless nights with...

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Artist focus: Emily Crockford Studio A

Emily is a senior artist at Studio A –a social enterprise that provides creative programs, work and exposure for talented adults with a disability. Emily’s work can be seen around Sydney on the hoarding around new buildings. Whether creating cushioned royal characters from plush, embellished fabric, or painting familiar scenes of still life, Emily Crockford’s artworks balance a series of seeming opposites. Blocks of strong colour sit alongside areas of intricate pattern. An energy of lyrical movement exists simultaneously with a sense of contemplation. Emily’s ‘Queen of Hearts’ stares out poignantly whilst seeming in mid-flight. At Corban & Blair we hugely admire the work Emily creates- it is bold, evocative and sophisticated. Emily loves to engage with other artists; sharing skills and adventuring to new art studios. In 2013 Emily worked at UNSW Art & Design as a guest artist in Cicada Press, and in 2014 undertook a residency at Koskela. In...

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