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Design Process: Independent publishing then and now

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Join us during Melbourne Rare Book week at the RMIT Design Archives,  a unique repository of Melbourne-based design practice, to view and discuss its collection of independent publishing, that includes independently published material includes work by small presses from throughout the decades in many types of formats such as the material produced by Fast Forward (cassette and sleeve), Is Not Magazine (posters), Crowd, Virgin Press and JillPosters. For this session Michael & Zenobia have sifted the collection to share insights into the legacy of Melbourne’s burgeoning publishing scene; the processes used in the production of this material and their cultural legacies as well as sharing some recent examples of projects utilising sources from the archive.

Guest Speakers:


Zenobia Ahmed, Michael Bojkowski

Publication designers and educators at RMIT University (Thinking Through Making (Known))

Image credit:

Is Not Magazine, Launch Issue, Volume One, April/May, 2005, editors, Mel Cambell, Stuart Geddes, Natasha Ludowyk, Penelope Modra and Jeremy Wortsman, RMIT Design Archives Collection

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