thedesignfiles One of our fave Melbourne design teams @bonnieandneil just chimed in with their response to #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts love your work guys! 8h

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thedesignfiles Had to share this one, contributed by @hellojuliewhite who just happens to be married to @peterdrewarts who started this whole #realaustralianssaywelcome Movement ! A simple, powerful gesture that has inspired so many of us. RESPECT to you both, and Thankyou ! 10h
  •   rhiannaisgrove Keep at it @thedesignfiles, spreading kindness is rewarding. 8h
  •   erdenworm When the message is displayed repeatedly in creative and appealing ways it creates an intrigue to make people want to find out what the message means. People will ask "what's this for? What does it mean?" With people's short attention spans and the very loud racist voices out there, it's punchy and positive campaigns like this that will get noticed and help instil confidence to show support and unite against inhumane policies. The catch phrase itself may be a bit exclusive (think of aboriginals who were forced to say welcome) but it comes from a good place with equality in mind. And as someone else said - it's a whole lot better than doing nothing. Peace @everybodylovesvegetables @thedesignfiles 7h
  •   judepettitt Brilliant use of design to get the message out. Well done 7h
  •   gabriellefallonjones Love seeing all the different and very creative responses to this idea. Go Creative Australia!!! 7h
  •   feibs_ @maribray 6h
  •   janevasey @trinskyyoga do a yoga one ? X 5h
  •   maribray @feibs_ hehehe 5h
  •   teamwoodnote this is gold 1h

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thedesignfiles Loving this unique response from @ddletterpress .. But how are these letters not mirror imaged!? #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts Thankyou for getting involved! 10h
  •   heartofhomeandliving Just not the Aussies cricketers they don't like us kiwis x 10h
  •   shelley_thegaleriefitzroy Ha! Exactly what I was thinking... 10h
  •   avakms Sorry no offense but Aussies are raciast I talk as a person has a backround ,live in oz I wish they are not , racists are all over the world I wish they have enough knowledge to know blood is still red whatever the color you have 9h
  •   thedesignfiles @avakms I'm so sorry you've experienced racism in Australia, that is absolutely inexcusable. Please know that not all Australians are racist. There are 1700 messages on this hashtag to prove it 8h
  •   chrissiefeagins Welcome to you. 8h
  •   emotivelightphoto @designcollege should get in on this 😀 8h
  •   frankandjoans Welcome @avakms 5h
  •   villagersandco welcome @avakms 4h

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thedesignfiles Awesome graphic response from @yournumbersup #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts still going strong!! 12h

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thedesignfiles @cookrepublic making me hungry with her culinary response to #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts ! Love it...! 13h

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thedesignfiles Loving this beautiful nature-inspired design from @little_nicki_ - thanks for joining in! #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts 13h

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thedesignfiles Great to see our pals at @robertgordonaustralia joining the chorus! Thankyou guysss! Robert Gordon are one of the last remaining production potteries in Australia, who run an awesome multicultural workplace in Pakenham, who we have been lucky enough to visit and collaborate with. so much respect for this ace family business #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts 15h

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thedesignfiles Loving this one inspired by Native flora and fauna from @andreasmith_illustration #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts beautiful! 15h

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thedesignfiles @designani stayed up all night finishing her hand painted design for #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts - nice one! YEP we're still loving all your contributions guys... Keep 'em coming! ️️ 16h

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thedesignfiles What a day!! Signing off for the evening with this cheerful creation by @maandgrandy . Man, you guys TOTALLY ran with this today! 1000+ amazing responses to this impromptu challenge... THANKYOU for being so damn awesome! Let's keep it rolling tommorow, and see where we end up....! #RealAustraliansSayWelcome by @peterdrewarts ️️️️ 1d

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thedesignfiles A beautiful handpainted piece by Melb illustrator / designer @evie_barrow #RealAustraliansSayWelcome YES WE DO ! @peterdrewarts 1d

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thedesignfiles @fogandco jumping on the #RealAustraliansSayWelcome campaign with this ace design - another one channeling Australia's national fave food @vegemite !! @peterdrewarts ️️️️️️️️ 1d
  •   lil_edie @sketchyfeel you should make one of these 20h
  •   fogandco Thank you @thedesignfiles -- very chuffed to be on your feed! Love that you see vegemite, I must have been subliminally influenced after a lifetime of Vegemite toast! 20h
  •   le_jones Ahhh @fogandco well done!!! 19h
  •   cosborneritchie We might like Vegemite but I see @Vegemite isn't supporting this campaign. 19h
  •   cupofmeat What is a 'real' Australian? 18h
  •   thedesignfiles @cosborneritchie they're actually quite good on Facebook but not very proactive on Instagram, they did get back to me with a supportive comment on Facebook. 18h
  •   thedesignfiles @cupofmeat For me, in this case the term 'real' Australian is a distinction from the politicians who hog the airwaves with racist rhetoric. If you just listened to the politicians and the media you would think Australians are a pretty xenophobic lot. By 'real' Australians we're saying 'hey, we're real people, with no agenda and no media spin, and we don't want our politicians making everything think most Australians are racist!' 18h
  •   luisabrimble Best work I love this @fogandco 5h

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thedesignfiles Wooooah ! Well chuffed to see @mashable run a story about this #RealAustraliansSayWelcome campaign and share it with their FIVE MILLION twitter followers... @peterdrewarts !!! 1d

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thedesignfiles Loving this one from @businesschicks - channeling a little @kendonegallery I think? (Speaking of which, we'd LOVE a contribution from the amazing Ken Done, how awesome would that be!?) #RealAustraliansSayWelcome by @peterdrewarts 1d
  •   cynorman it gets worse! STOP 1d
  •   ofkin Luce, I've asked @damienne74 to help us find some indigenous artists to contribute to the campaign - she's on it! Do you know indigenous artists on the 'gram we can tag in to invite? What a lady! 1d
  •   janelpound Great campaign, don't stop, we can all change the world one by one 1d
  •   not_that_posh Ken is definitely keen! Watch this space @thedesignfiles & @thesenicethings! 1d
  •   remynbella Ken is the original - the master of depicting the magic of Sydney... See what happens... Looking forward to seeing his conceptual creativity re this special campaigne. 1d
  •   wfeagins Superb - try Bill Henson? 22h
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thedesignfiles @vipooart is an amazing Thai Australian artist who we are lucky to have living and working in Melbourne making incredible ceramic artwork. Here's his contribution to #RealAustraliansSayWelcome by @peterdrewarts 1d
  •   carolyntarrant Instagram is just a drop in the ocean, how can we get the message to everyone? How can we change mindsets? The fact is Australia is a safe haven for amazingly cultured and beautiful people from incredible cultures that can teach us how to be a better community. We must stand up and do more!!!!!!!!! It's a small world essentially 1d
  •   beckykate82 I liked this one too @janemck8 1d
  •   helenpakistan Lived in Thailand for a couple of years. The Thai people welcomed us so amazingly, and were sooooo generous to us. Even now, 10 years down the track, when visiting Bangkok, we still catch up with our driver, who will bring us little bags of home Mieng Kham from his mum! Broken hearted at what Australia is becoming. This is a great campaign1d
  •   vipooart Thank you Lucy @thedesignfiles :). And thank you @rice_cube too. So happy to be part of the project. 1d
  •   kwamsuk Love it 1d
  •   ofkin @paperboatpress would look great with these words in ceramic too! 1d

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thedesignfiles @hhhilary jumping on board with this super cute design inspired by Australia's national delicacy ... Lamingtons #realaustralianssaywelcome #lamingtons @peterdrewarts 1d

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thedesignfiles So many amazing creative responses to this #realaustralianssaywelcome campaign! THANKYOU guys! Here is @nerylwalker effort - love it! so smiley! 1d

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thedesignfiles @kitiyapalaskas knocking it out of the park with this rainbow extravaganza! #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts 1d

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thedesignfiles Fashion illustrator @natalierompotis takes a pause from her busy gig as official illustrator of #MBFWA up in Sydney to join the chorus. Thankyou Natalie ️️ #realaustralianssaywelcome by @peterdrewarts 2d

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