The April 2013 issue of Desktop hits newstands today! The issue is called Who Are You? and it examines the concept of identity, exploring the make-up and design of our cultural and personal identities through a collection of features, profiles and conversations. Look out for words and original work from the likes of Ian Anderson (ahead of his agIdeas talk in May), Christopher Doyle, Kevin Finn, Jenny Grigg, Clinton Duncan, Yianni Hill and more.
The issue’s cover was designed by Melbourne-based designer Jenny Grigg, and features a sculptured emboss with clear foil embelishment by Avon Graphics. This issue continues with the spine graphic series designed by Bianca Chang (and photographed by Jacob Ring).
INSIDE THE ISSUE:
Longform: Clinton Duncan
Sydney-based designer, Clinton Duncan, reflects on the concept of ‘identity’ and how an understanding of it is crucial within today’s design industry.
Interchange: Doyle and Finn on identity
Friends and colleagues Christopher Doyle and Kevin Finn sat down to ruminate over the concept of identity – exploring first impressions, nationality, design.
Profile: Jenny Grigg
Jenny Grigg shares her personal history, approach to her craft and thoughts on the role of design and writing in the ever-evolving Australian story.
Feature: Stephen Banham on branded environments
Stephen Banham discusses the ‘branded environment’, and how its been part of the master plans of cities from their very inception.
Feature: Still Life with Self
Nine Australian and international image makers were invited to contribute a self-portrait and reveal something about their personal or professional identity.
Feature: Ian Anderson interview & Angryman remix
We interview Ian Anderson (The Designers Republic), as well as ask nine local designers to remix the iconic TDR Angryman logo with an Australian twist.
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