Images and Influence
A post by ABDA member Peter Long “But what kind of a cover should go on a book about flying saucers? At the outset, there was no consensus as to what the saucers even actually looked like: they were… Read more
Tips for Writing Design Statements
Entries for the Australian Book Design Awards 2016 are now open and each entry must be accompanied by a 100 word rationale. Designer, lecturer and current ABDA president Zoë Sadokierski has some advice on writing about your work.
The lost paintings of graphic designer Keith Cunningham
— Reposted from It’s Nice That, words by Mike Dempsey Ahead of a new exhibition that opens at the Hoxton Gallery in London this month, Mike Dempsey tells us the story of graphic designer Keith…
Jessica Helfand Workshop
Our friends at the Australian Graphic Designer’s Association are presenting a workshop in Melbourne with designer, author, and educator Jessica Helfand from NYC. Tuesday 22 November (1pm registration, 1.30 – 5.30pm) The Depot Donkey Wheel House 673…
Q & A with Luke Causby
Luke Causby was one of the very first people to join ABDA. We caught up with this second-generation book designer to find out more about his work.
Mr Bingo in Australia
Mr Bingo has been described as ‘the Master of pens’, ‘the Justin Bieber of drawing’ and that ‘he f***s about for living’. He is well known for his Hate Mail project: the mailing of offensive postcards to strangers. At their request.
The Making of Hot Little Hands
"We're talking San Francisco hipster, not Brunswick afternoon tea hipster." Laura Thomas writes about her award-winning design for Abigail Ulman's Hot Little Hands.
Q & A with Jess Gommers
Introducing a new series of interviews with Australian Book Designers Association members.
The Colour of the Sky at Sunrise: A Book Designer on the Road
As a book designer you spend a lot of time at your desk. You might get up for a coffee or a bite of lunch occasionally and sometimes your arm gets some exercise if you are scanning a stack of…
Dispatches Interviews Zoë Sadokierski
Dispatches is a podcast project by Californian-based documentary photographer Daniel Milnor. It aims to present an in-depth look at those living artistic lives. Each episode features photographs and audio interviews with “artistic pioneers who have devoted their lives to the arts”.