“My contribution to an exhibition in which artists were asked to tell a story about a suburb of Sydney. This poem describes the true story of how Thornleigh got its name. Handlettered and letterpress printed in a limited edition of 25 posters. All proceeds went to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.”
“A custom logotype for a start-up aimed at beer enthusiasts.” Sean Maisch, client.
“Custom lettering for the 2012 annual report and meeting of the U.S. Green Building Council. This set of figures was designed to display the many statistics in the report.” Polygraph Creative, client.
“Custom lettering for a set of four gift cards as part of Holstee’s artist series. Words are taken from their manifesto. Two inks were used, printed by letterpress on 100 percent cotton rag stock.” Dave Radparvar, art director; Holstee, client.
“Lettering commissioned by New York-based creative John J. Custer for his portfolio website. The letters NYC, US are highlighted within his name.” John Custer, client.
“Lettering to commemorate a 50th wedding anniversary. Language is Croatian. Applications included etched glass, foiled leather, embroidery and printing.” Ivana Martinovic, client.
“An ongoing personal project that overlaps cycling and design in a series of prints. The first design celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, the second shows the oldest and most important one-day races (‘Monuments’) and the last is for the Tour of Italy.”
“Calligraphic work as part of The Desktop Wallpaper Project on The Fox is Black.”
Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: I worked as a graphic designer for around 6 years. I’ve been drawing type and lettering for a little over one year.
Education: In 2005, I received a BA in design and visual communication from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. I completed a master’s program in Type and Media from the Royal Academy of Art in Den Haag in 2012.
Cultural Influences: Australia doesn’t have a long history in design, so I look outward to many people and other countries for inspiration. In type, I’m heavily influenced by Dutch designers but also American heritage type, like old sign lettering.
Environment: I work from home.
Philosophy: I try to work from broad/rough to specific/refined.