Thursday, 9:30am
19 January 2012

In the neighbourhood #1

‘There’s instinctive understanding ... we barely need a brief any more’

For Eye 81, John Ridpath interviewed three designers who work with local clients.

One of the studios featured was Mark Gowing Design, a Sydney-based practice that is becoming increasingly interested in client relationships that are local, intimate and long-lived. ‘It’s a really sweet spot where there’s instinctive understanding’, says Gowing of his ten-year relationship with local production company Hopscotch Films, ‘we barely need a brief any more.’

Above: Tyson, poster for Hopscotch Films.

Below: Identity application, for Glen Street Theatre.



Above: Promotional poster for Euroluce.

Below: ‘Your Type of Printer’, promotional poster for Digitalpress.


For more, read ‘In the neighbourhood’ in Eye 81 (below).


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