This brief required a new identity for the 2016 Melbourne Cinémathèque Screenings. The typographic poster was inspired by the manual splicing of film as well as the positive and negative versions of film before the digital age. Reversing and slicing the letters resulted in an almost constructivist or foreign feel, which reflects the many foreign films included in the program. This concept was carried through to the calender design and title sequence.
A title sequence for the screenings of the Melbourne Cinémathèque in 2016
This identity and annual report was designed for the fictional Grand Northern Hotels in Canada. They were designed to reflect the hotel’s boutique feel, its family owned values and the natural environment in which they are located. It needed to be clear and efficient at communicating important information, whilst being visually appealing. All photography and illustration was self generated.
The new Editor of Imprint Magazine set a brief that required a fresh identity that would appeal to new readers whilst maintaining the existing readers. The magazine has access to incredible prints from numerous artists and designers. These works needed to be featured more prominently in the magazine than in previous issues. The content given by the client was sourced from previous Imprint editions.
Domestic Violence Infographic
This infographic poster was designed to address the issues of domestic violence, particularly within marriage, and to spread awareness. The concept was to design a poster that at first glance looked and read like a wedding invitation, however at second glance reveals a more sinister side. This concept reflects how domestic violence can occur within a marriage that appears happy and loving, whilst being dangerous and violent behind closed doors. A flyer was also designed to accompany the poster that gives direction as to how an onlooker can make a difference.
On The Brink
The brief required a publication of any size and format that contained at least 5000 words. This publication is about twenty somethings who are on the brink of figuring out who they want to be and what they want to do for the rest of their lives. It features articles on careers, relationships, entertainment and travel written by myself, friends and various other authors. Images from Amy Lorkin and Steve Mitchell accompany my own photography.
You Said What?
This project is a response to the 2015 ISTD brief ‘Taboo’. A euphemism is a word or expression that is substituted for another that is considered rude, too blunt or socially unacceptable. The publication features a collection of the most common euphemisms and their history. A range of paper stocks have been used and there is strong focus on creative typography.
A Lifetime of Adventures
This brief was an exercise in typesetting large quantities of content in a small publication format. Inspired by the travel posts of solo female travellers around the world, this book is a compilation of their posts and a selection of the comments left by their followers. The dust jacket was designed using scanned ticket stubs, boarding passes, photos and other ephemera from my own solo travels in Europe and the USA.
A Hole to See the Ocean Through
This art book was inspired by Ellie Ga’s “A Hole to See the Ocean Through,” which tells the tale of her own experiences and those of the researchers who drifted through the arctic for months. Collages that reflected the themes of loneliness, isolation, time and nostalgia, were created for each section of the narrative and the book was typeset with the penguin grid with an additional external margin to evoke the feeling of a classic novel. The book is saddle stitched by hand.
The brief was to design a poster celebrating the Birrarung—the Wurrundjeri name for the Yarra River—by illustrating a distinguishing feature of the river. Rather than illustrate the landscape or local animals, I chose to research into the rivers’ history and was inspired by Houdini’s stunt in 1910. Bound in chains he dived into the river and survived. I illustrated type reminiscient of the early twentieth century in a dynamic way that would reflect the excitement and energy of the event. The Poster was exhibited along with 18 others in the MADA Gallery during May, 2014.
An animation for Victorian foster care organisation OzChild. OzChild wanted a video that would spread awareness and promote foster care by answering the common questions associated with it. The animation was designed to be both informative and visually dynamic to encourage possible new recruits. There was also a working relationship with the client throughout the process. Ozchild featured this animation on their facebook page during Foster Care Week in September 2015.