In contemporary Australia the words ‘country’, ‘decolonisation’, ‘family’ and ‘law’ are loaded with meanings that differ greatly from person to person across this nation’s Aboriginal and migrant communities.
As part of Memefest 2014, we developed a collaborative project that explored this diversity while also challenging people's (and our own) understanding of the terms through a four-part publication and street poster series.
Portrait photography by Samantha Edwards. Project facilitated in collaboration with Alana Hunt.
As part of Memefest 2014, these posters and badges were created to provide the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy and their allies with strong visual iconography to assert the aboriginal presence within Brisbane's urban landscape specifically, as well as other Australian cities by extension.
Designed in collaboration with Ella Byworth, with the inspiration/guidance of BASE's Jade Maree.
Memefest 2014—Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Time took place in Melbourne and brought together international artists, activists, academics and local community members for a 3 day extradisciplinary symposium and workshop. The workshop focused on critically addressing issues facing aboriginal groups, the struggle for aboriginal rights from a decolonial context and challenging the forced removals of children from the community.
Visual Identity and poster/brochure design for Cinema Politica's Divine Interventions screening series, showcasing documentaries that explore the interesection of spirituality and social justice.
Proposed redesign for the Nouveau Projet website to better reflect the visual design and editorial direction of the print edition.
Album packaging design and visual identity for the Barr Brothers Sleeping Operator. In collaboration with artist Brigitte Henry.
Intimate Distance is a limited edition newsprint zine that presents a selection of photographs by Montréal-based photographer Vo Thien Viet. Thien’s photography played a crucial role on the front lines during the student protests in Québec in 2012. This collection proposes a transition, a more subtle and personal documentation of moments that make up a politically engaged life.
Absurdist SS13 sale campaign for SSENSE. GIF design collaboration with Claudia Mate.
Online fashion editorials for SSENSE. Creative direction by Pete Hellyer, photography by Brent Goldsmith.
Art direction, UX and design of the SSENSE e-commerce and editorial magazine website, focusing on a minimalist, responsive layout.
Evolution of the SSENSE brand, based on the redefinition of its core values and brand expressions. Included the refinement of the logotype, visual identity applications across all platforms, typography, editorial and e-com photography, and advertising standards.
An online memorial to the Gazans killed during Israel's operation "Protective Edge", July–August 2014. The dead have names...
With music by Stefan Christoff and Rebecca Foon. Co-created with Tarek Sherif.
International Solidarity Poster Project for Palestine. A silkscreen poster series (produced in collaboration with Just Seeds), events, exhibitions and talks in support of the BDS movement and the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Various artists.
Poster series designed to visualise opposition to the proposed Québec Charter of Values. The posters were distributed through a network of feminist artist-run centres, wheatpasted in the street and used in public demonstrations.
Reworked excerpts of Four Minutes to Midnight Issue 13's fugue designs were included in Black & Blue's Revolution, an anthology of contemporary creative writing.
Issue thirteen of Four Minutes to Midnight, a collaborative, experimental, literary arts zine. The issue emerges out of the experience of the Québec Student Strike, but is not specifically “about” it, acting more as a reflection on 10 years of community organising, designing and publishing, making music, and strolling through gentrifying neighbourhoods in opposition to neoliberal capitalism.
Issue twelve of Four Minutes to Midnight, a collaborative, experimental, literary arts zine. This issue celebrates the 10th anniversary of Expozine, Montreal's annual small press, comic and zine fair. It features an expansive collage of work that has been exhibited at Expozine over the years, alongside interviews with the organisers and an complete list of all the exhibitors who have participated over the years.
Issue eleven of Four Minutes to Midnight, a collaborative, experimental, literary arts zine. The double issue features Happy Hour, a suite of 60 poems by the late American outsider poet FA Nettelbeck, illustrated by artist Sophie Jodoin, and Fugue XI, a slim booklet featuring a collaborative, typographic, poem.
Issue ten of Four Minutes to Midnight, a collaborative, experimental, literary arts zine. The issue is loosely themed around the notion of radical beauty, and features work from over 30 artists and authors.
E-commerce website design for Squish Candies, a Montréal-based artisanal candy store.
Screening Truth to Power celebrates 10 years of Cinema Politica, collecting essays, interviews and top documentary lists by filmmakers, academics and activists that have supported the network over the years.
Available for purchase from Cinema Politica.
One-sheet CD packaging for a compilation of live recordings by Nick Schofield of Howl concert performances.
Limited edition bespoke DVD packaging and booklet design for the documentary film Come Worry With Us, featuring Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.
Title card design for the documentray film Come Worry WIth Us. The film explores the challenges of working as independent musicians and raising a family.
CD packaging for Jazz musician Brahja Waldman's double album; Cosmic Brahjas and Closer to the Tones.
Guest edited issue 36-1 of Fuse Magazine with the Artivistic collective, reflecting on the Quebec student strikle, education and social struggle. A key graphic element was a series of typographic illustrations illustrating slogans used during the strike.
Documentation of the Promiscuous Infrastructures vernissage at Skol. Photos by Sylvia Lo, Thien V. and Ianna Book.
Artivistic's Promiscuous Infrastructures (Phase II) exhibition at Skol. The exhibition materialised and exploded our creative research on infrastructures into the space, creating a temporary print studio, reading room/lending library, a slightly ominous meeting space and convivial dining room.
Given the political context of the exhibition/research, PI2 extended into the streets, and also brought "the street" into the gallery space, becoming a creative locus for organising during the student strike.
Catalogue design for Skol centre des arts actuels collecting materials produced during The Unkown Artist exhibition cycle, including an illustrated essay by curator and author Bernard Schütze, and a transcription of artist Sophie Castonguay’s interventions.
Various design materials for Skol, centre des arts actuels.
Poster series (and sticker) in support of the Grève générale illimitée during the Québec student strike of 2012.
Photos from the crowd during the massive 22 mars, 2012 demonstration against tuition hikes.
Website concept and design for Lait au chocolat, transitioning it from a campaign-based platform to a content platform focusing on Olympic athlete-ambassadors, training and nutrition.
Video-driven website for musician Patrick Watson to coincide with the launch of his album Adventures in Your Own Backyard.
Gold Letterpress dyptich featuring the lyrics of WU-TANG's classic track. Originally designed as part of Artivistic's Promiscuous Infrastructures exhibition as a rumination on art and labour.
Two poems and a brick. A small gesture against the gentrification of our neighbourhood.
Artist Book/Portfolio for Emilie Grenier's interdisciplinary practice Comme des Machines.
CD packaging for Kaie Kellough's sound poetry/collage album Vox:Versus.
Event identity and brochure design for Artivistic's Turn*On edition, a 3-day gathering engaging the proxemics of sexuality, technology, and politics.
Redrawing of the logo and web design for CKUT 90.3, Montreal's premiere community radio station, based out of McGill University. CKUT provides alternative music, news, and spoken word programming, since 1987.
Cinema Politica Selections presents a catalogue of CP’s Canadian films, artist and project profiles, photos of locals, etc. recapping the last year of the organisation’s activity.
Graphic identity, design templates and website for the Cinema Politica Network, the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world..
A collection of screen captures selected and edited from found Super-8 home movies.
Typeface designed as a commentary on the trend (at the time of the design) of counterless, geometric sans-serifs.
Experimental print series designed in collaboration with photographer Aram Tanis. Elements of the designs were remixed into a video on the theme of "Love & Conflict" as part of Memefest 2011 at the Oddstream festival in Nijmegen.
Typo/Graphic "manifesto" canvas print created as part of Four Minutes to Midnight, remixing generated texts with illustrations derived from Nadia Myre's Scar Project.
Performance (by John W Stuart) developed for Obx Labs, using captured speech and responsive typography to visualize the spoken word.
Drone is an experimental typeface where each character is created out of fragments of old poems. Created with John W. Stuart.
A hybrid typeface mash-up between Neue Helvetica and Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch. A commentary on fascism and invisibility.
Featured in Fraktur Mon Amour by Judith Schalansky.
Photo series exploring the abandoned parking structure at Parc and Van Horne.
CD packaging for Arometis compilation, a collaboration between 17 Montréal-based musicians and composers.
Online brand system and website designs for the Germain Group's suite of luxury hotels
Website design for independent record label Secret City Records.
Brand identity and website design for Bloom Digital Platforms, a boutique advertising technologies company.