Design revisited: Graphic design Re:collection
DESIGN Canberra’s new Design Revisited series is a unique opportunity to celebrate design history, design education and design excellence in a city of design.
This Design Revisited event, held at the iconic Shine Dome or online, celebrates the rich history of Australian graphic design from 1960 to 1990 as told through the Re:collection online archive created by Dominic Hofstede.
In this DESIGN Canberra keynote talk, Dominic will explore the evolution of Australian graphic design, and the importance of appreciating our rich history. Dominic is a strong believer that archives (including biographies, articles and collections) deserve a dedicated platform to inform and enrich other designers, both locally and globally.
Dominic Hofstede is a partner and Creative Director at Mucho, an international design collective. Based in Melbourne, he leads Mucho in Australia, overseeing identity design programs for a diverse range of clients. His wide-ranging graphic design career began at the end of the 1980s with an arts degree (with distinction) in graphic communication from Monash. He worked with leading multidisciplinary studio Nexus Designs before establishing his own practice in the mid-1990s. Hofstede Design (1996–2015) was renowned for its commitment to typographic craft, and the studio’s work was regularly awarded and published both locally and internationally. Prior to joining Mucho, he was an Executive Creative Director at MAUD, where he oversaw the establishment of a Melbourne studio for the practice. His experience at MAUD included leading significant visual identity projects for clients including Australia Post, Holden and Schwartz Media. In 2014, he was appointed an adjunct senior research fellow at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, and in 2015 was awarded a creative fellowship at the State Library of Victoria.
Doors open at 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Please allow time to register when you arrive.
With restrictions easing we are pleased to confirm that Dominic Hofstede will deliver his presentation about mid-century graphic design in Australia IN PERSON at the iconic Shine Dome.