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desktop is proud to announce its 25th anniversary of supporting the Australian design industry, with the release of its latest issue.
The magazine was born in 1986 and since then has gone through numerous transformations including name changes, masthead changes, plus a handful of redesigns (the most recent being the March 2011 redesign) and has since added a website, awards programme and annual directory to its offering.
For the 25th anniversary issue, the team was privileged to bring on Andrew Ashton/Studio Pip and Co. as guest editor. The issue takes the form of a Time Capsule of Australian contemporary design culture, but in magazine format. “Throughout this space we have developed ideas and narratives that capture creative culture circa 2011. Young, old, emerging, established, boys and girls, digital, print, motion, actions, education, things and ideas – there is a dash of as much as we could round up,” says Ashton.
A highlight of the issue is the 16-page visual essay of printed ephemera from the past twenty years, collected by Ashton/Studio Pip and Co. (which is currently being exhibited as ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ at Lamington Drive in Melbourne). You’ll find a collection of familiar names who have contributed – Garry Emery, Warren Taylor, Lisa Loxley tell us their favourite design story from the past 25 years; Sam Barratt, Melanie Cousipetcos, Dan Pike, Anita Ryley; Graeme Smith and Amanda Roach document their workspaces, select a favourite book, and predict which aspects of design culture will still be around in the future; plus opinions from David Lancashire, David Pidgeon and more.
What’s inside the September issue:
Printed Ephemera: Diamonds in the Rough
Through a 16-page visual essay, guest editor, Andrew Ashton/Studio Pip and Co. documents 20 years of printed ephemera, sourced, collected and treasured from Melbourne, Sydney and beyond.
Design Story: Garry Emery, Warren Taylor, Lisa Loxley
desktop asked three Australian creatives – Garry Emery, Warren Taylor and Lisa Loxley – to tell us their favourite design story from the past 25 years.
The Typeface: David Pidgeon
Anthony Cahalan explores the impressive typographic contribution which David Pidgeon has made to the Australian design landscape over the past two decades.
Talk: David Lancashire
David Lancashire shares his thoughts on Australian creative thinking and design, plus explores the Australian cultural and social identity.
Feature: The Labour of Love
The labour of love defines the graphic designer – allowing a practice to develop in often unexpected ways. Brita Frost profiles eight projects, including Australian INfront, Conversations with Designers and Process.
Emerging: Student Survey
The results from an online survey of Australian design students to capture the way they communicate, how they rate their course and their take on design – both now and into the future.
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Photography: Sabine Selbach