Contemporary book design: panel discussion at the State Library Victoria

Contemporary book design: panel discussion, chaired by Oslo Davis, at the State Library of Victoria this Wednesday lunchtime (+ us two).

Wednesday the 13th May, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library Victoria
Presented as part of Melbourne International Design Week

Hear experts discuss the most interesting and challenging aspects of contemporary book design. Our exhibition Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum (from 20 March to 14 June) explores some of the world's finest examples of book design from across the ages. This panel of experts will discuss the most interesting and challenging aspects of contemporary book design and the multitude of messages that a design can convey. Perfect for designers and design-lovers alike.

Oslo Davis (chair) 
Oslo Davis is an illustrator and cartoonist who has drawn for publications worldwide, including the New York Times, The Age, the Guardian and National Gallery of Victoria.

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison 
Melbourne artists Gracia & Louise collaborate creatively to create whimsical collage, paper art and artists’ books.

Stuart Geddes 
Designer and academic Stuart Geddes runs Melbourne design studio Chase & Galley and has an impressive reputation for his unique design and font work in print publications.

Radovan Jenko 
Radovan Jenko is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and professor. In 2003, he helped found Slovakia’s Brumen Foundation, an institution for promoting visual communications.

Flavia Cocchi 
Working with design greats Werner Jeker and Benetton’s Massimo Vignelli early in her career, Flavia Cocchi went on to design for cultural institutions, artists and architects across Europe, including the Louvre.

A Double-barred finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii) from Louise Jennison's new zine, A Charm of Finches, created especially for the NGV's Art Book Fair and soon to be listed in our online store