Melanie Feddersen, Stephen Banham, Hugh Ford, Zoe Sadokierski (Facilitator)
A panel of winning Australian designers will present visually and in discussion, some of the creative issues and current demands of their craft. There will be more than a nod to the 60 consecutive years that the best in Australian book design has been recognised. The winning books from the 60th annual Australian Publishers Association’s Book Design Awards held the previous night at the Powerhouse Museum will be on display. Melanie Feddersen, Stephen Banham and Hugh Ford talk to Zoe Sadokierski.
Presented by the Australian Publishers Association.
Melanie Feddersen (Australian)
Melanie Feddersen has more than 20 years design experience. After working at HarperCollins Publishers, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Studio Duenk in Amsterdam, she started her own business in 2000: i2i Design – a small design studio with a focus on publishing and the arts. She has spent more than seven years learning traditional and contemporary bookbinding techniques, and collecting letterpress fonts. Melanie is inspired to mesh the old, the new and the tactile.
Stephen Banham (Australian)
Called a “typographic evangelist” by Eye magazine, Stephen Banham is founder of Letterbox, a typographic studio based in Melbourne, Australia. He has written and produced over 16 publications on typography including his latest book Characters, released by Thames and Hudson. Banham has been a lecturer in typography since 1991 and holds a Masters in Design Research. He has spoken at international design events from Barcelona to Beirut, New Zealand to New York.
Hugh Ford has been designing for the Australian book industry for the last five years. He has been involved in designing and art-directing every genre from history, to cookbooks, to art and photography, and novels as well. He currently runs his own business, Hugh Ford Design, based in Sydney. He also does some painting and illustrating.
Zoë Sadokierski (Australian)
Dr Zoë Sadokierski is a lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. She runs a print design practice, focusing on publications in which word and image combine in innovative ways. She has been shortlisted four times for the APA Book Design awards, and won twice.