In your face: contemporary graphic design

In your face: contemporary graphic design

Deus ex Machina flagship store graphics and motorcycle logo, designed by Carby Tuckwell, Sydney, 2005.
Deus ex Machina flagship store graphics and motorcycle logo, designed by Carby Tuckwell,
Sydney, 2005.


5 August - 5 November 2006

Intelligent, irreverent and witty, Australian graphic design is out there making its mark globally. For this major exhibition of contemporary Australian graphic design, sixteen unique case studies unravel the creative process as they are juxtaposed against works from the Powerhouse Museum’s 20th century Australian graphic design archive. Featuring alternative and mainstream design for new media, motion graphic, animation, music-video and web design, as well as large-scale super graphic and billboard design, comic, poster, book, magazine and character toy design, and even tattoo art, the exhibition is a sweeping look at graphic design in action. Designers in the spotlight are Fabio Ongarato Design, Vince Frost of Frost Design, Steve Scott, Soap Creative, Josh Roelink of Tatudharma, Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), Carby Tuckwell, Voice, 3 Deep Design, Nathan Jurevicius, Boccalatte, Deuce Design, Qube Konstrukt, Crumpler, kwp! Advertising and Streetwize Communications.

Bird animation still, Suburban Harmony by Silent/Telemetry Orchestra, directed by Steve Scott, Pod, Sydney 2004.
Bird animation still, Suburban
Harmony by Silent/Telemetry
Orchestra, directed by Steve Scott,
Pod, Sydney 2004


Asian-inspired tattoo design, woman in kimono, Josh Roelink, Tatudharma, Sydney
Asian-inspired tattoo design,
woman in kimono, Josh Roelink,
Tatudharma, Sydney, 2004

Education materials
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Selected Profiles
Fabio Ongarato Design
Vince Frost of Frost Design
Steve Scott
Josh Roelink of Tatudharma
Reg Mombassa
Carby Tuckwell
Nathan Jurevicius
Boccalatte
Deuce Design
Crumpler