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Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2014

Winners Booklet

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MAPDA 2014 ORGANISED BY

SPONSORED BY

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Winners booklet designed by Stephanie Hamilton, Museums Australia Printed by Bytes ‘n Colours, Canberra

PUBLICATION JUDGES

EXPLANATION OF ENTRY LEVELS

Ian Wingrove Wingrove Design Jude Savage Art Gallery of Western Australia Rick Cochrane Bytes ‘n Colours Nat Williams National Library of Australia Suzie Campbell (retired) National Portrait Gallery

Entry levels for the Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards currently reflect the annual operating budget of the organisation.

MULTIMEDIA JUDGES

LEVEL B Organisations with an annual operating budget over $8 million

Ian Wingrove Wingrove Design Brendan O’Donnell Corvus Creative Elliott Risby Design Royale

LEVEL A Organisations with an annual operating budget up to $8 million


Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2014

Celebrating design excellence in the museums and collections sector across Australia and New Zealand.

Judges’ Special Award - Publications 9 Exhibition Catalogue (Major) 10 Exhibition Catalogue (Small) 14 Book 18 Children’s Book 22 Invitation 24 Magazine 28 Poster 32 Exhibition Branding 36 Judges’ Special Award - Electronic 41 Institution Website 42 Program Website 46 Multimedia 48


JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD PUBLICATIONS

National Portrait Gallery Paris to Monaro: Pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas Designed by Brett Wiencke Stunning. Beautiful high quality photography used well to enhance the legibility of the subject. Every element has been perfectly and sensitively considered. Nice choice of paper, format and variety of techniques. The playfulness of typography compliments the artist and intention of the story. 9


exhibition catalogue (MAJOR) LEVEL A HIGHLY COMMENDED The Dowse Art Museum Saskia Leek: Desk Collection Designer: Michael Pester (The Dowse Art Museum) Invitingly easy to read. Great use of colour coding. Well-chosen stock, works will with the artworks. Faux interpretation of traditional binding techniques is effective.

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WINNER Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre Alex Seton: Roughing Out Designer: Analiese Cairis Elegant white space with nice column widths and returns. Delicate colouring is sensitive to the work. Interesting font and oddness of layout work well.

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exhibition catalogue (MAJOR) LEVEL B HIGHLY COMMENDED National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne Now Exhibition Guide Designer: Thomas Deverall & Dirk Hiscock (NGV) Easy to read and fit for purpose.

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WINNER National Portrait Gallery Paris to Monaro: Pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas Designer: Brett Wiencke Stunning. Beautiful high quality photography used well to enhance the legibility of the subject. Every element has been perfectly and sensitively considered. Nice choice of paper, format and variety of techniques.

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exhibition catalogue (SMALL) LEVEL A

HIGHLY COMMENDED Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery I Spy: Windows & Doors in Art Designer: Stephen Goddard (Project Two) Beautiful stock and image reproduction. Lovely die cut and colour detail.

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JOINT WINNER Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Look Closely Now Designer: Stephen Goddard (Project Two) Inexpensive production with a powerful impact. The strength lies in the simplicity and surprise of the design and colour.

JOINT WINNER Centre for Contemporary Photography True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works Designer: Joseph Johnson (Centre for Contemporary Photography) Beautiful and considered with a good balance between photography and type. Strong command of great typography.

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exhibition catalogue (SMALL) LEVEL B

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WINNER National Gallery of Victoria Robin Rhode: The Call of Walls Designer: Dirk Hiscock (NGV) The interpretation of the art is great design and has interesting balance and scale. Revelation of production of the work is magical. Riske nature of the design is reflective of street art.

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BOOK LEVEL A HIGHLY COMMENDED Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer Designer: Alan Deare (Area Design) Biography brought to life by the design and use of illustrations throughout.

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WINNER Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Imitation of Life: a visual catalogue Designer: Kate Burns (Kate Burns Design) A unique publication, made with love. The designer carefully and cleverly considered content (classification) and presented it in a non-academic and beautiful way.

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BOOK LEVEL B HIGHLY COMMENDED Australian Museum Feathers of the Gods Designer: Amanda Lo Teer (Australian Museum) Very contemporary with interesting combination of stocks and foiling. Nice details on trench fold. Beautiful colour palette reflective of content.

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WINNER The Kerry Stokes Collection Pierre Bernard Milius: Last Commander of the Baudin Expedition - The Journal 1800-1804 Designer: Andrew Rankine (Atypica Creative Communication) A delightful object. Exceptional attention to detail. Beautiful materials (foiling and ribbons) with high quality production values.

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CHILDREN’S BOOK LEVEL A WINNER Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The New Zealand Art Activity Book Designer: Spencer Levine Fun design allowing children to learn about the collection. Nice tactility of paper and interactivity.

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LEVEL B

WINNER Art Gallery of New South Wales

My Art Designer: Jo Hein (Art Gallery of NSW) Outstanding direction in kids’ book design in contrast to many other publications. Solid, robust production techniques, fit for use by children. Educational and nonpatronising design with great use of colour. Reflective of the collection with creative elements for children.

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INVITATION LEVEL A HIGHLY COMMENDED Heide Museum of Modern Art Stephen Benwell: Beauty, Anarchy, Desire - A Retrospective Designer: Tristan Main (Heide Museum of Modern Art) Classic invitation format with a nice twist.

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WINNER Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu The Hanging Sky Book Launch Designer: Aaron Beehre (Christchurch Art Gallery) Simple and delightful. Good colouring and nice use of kraft envelope.

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INVITATION LEVEL B HIGHLY COMMENDED Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way Designer: Sarah Ballard (Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art) Well thought out paper architecture with a cute but strong colour palette drawn from the objects and content. Consistent across formats.

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WINNER Australian Centre for the Moving Image Hollywood Costume Invitation Designer: Selena Kearney (ACMI) Great stock with nice ‘bling’ from use of foil. Design builds anticipation. Colour palette fits will with content.

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MAGAZINE LEVEL A HIGHLY COMMENDED Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu Bulletin Designer: Matt Kitto, Nikita Dudson, Leon White (Strategy Design) Consistently good design.

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WINNER Australasian Registrars Committee Journal of the Australasian Registrars Committee Designer: Karen Hancock (Art Gallery of NSW) Fresh and innovative. Fit for purpose with articles well presented and communicated, fitting a lot of information into a nice design. Nice use of cover graphics.

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MAGAZINE LEVEL B HIGHLY COMMENDED National Portrait Gallery of Australia Portrait Designer: Brett Wiencke (National Portrait Gallery) Consistently and beautifully designed. Nice use of contrasting stocks.

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WINNER National Gallery of Victoria gallery Designer: Studio Round & Connor Byrt (National Gallery of Victoria) Strong and audacious masthead and typography. Enticing design with nice surprises. Stick is very appealing.

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POSTER LEVEL A

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Living Hurstville: Portraits of a Community

Love Heide

Designer: Reanne Potter (Hurstville City Council)

Designer: Liz Cox (Heide Museum of Modern Art)

Effective and instant communication. Nice and simple.

Gentle and delicate use of elements. Focused imagery and depth.

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POSTER LEVEL B

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JOINT WINNER Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way Designer: Sarah Ballard (Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art) Effectively communicates with strong typography reflecting the exhibition content and style. Nice extension of the colour palette from the exhibition content.

JOINT WINNER National Library of Australia Mapping our World Designer: Isobel Trundle (National Library of Australia) Lovely graphic elements running through all collateral which are reflective of the exhibition. Nice use of a whole image. Sensitive display of sponsors.

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exhibition branding LEVEL A HIGHLY COMMENDED Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way Designer: AltGroup and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Powerful graphics and fresh, vibrant colours. Strong typography.

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WINNER Maitland Regional Art Gallery Opportunity Shop Designer: Clare Hodgins (Maitland Regional Art Gallery) Well considered and honest continuity of elements. Great attention to detail. Nice tactile stock and unusual colour palette make is ‘a bit granny, but hip’.

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exhibition branding LEVEL B HIGHLY COMMENDED Australian Centre for the Moving Image Hollywood Costume Designer: Selena Kearney (ACMI) Classic Hollywood. Excellent and subtle use of colour.

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WINNER National Library of Australia Mapping our World Designer: Isobel Trundle (National Library of Australia) Very strong identity and brand personality with brand consistency across all promotional touchpoints. Sensitive use of colour.

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JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD ELECTRONIC

National Museum of Australia Convict Love Tokens love-tokens.nma.gov.au Designed by Icelab Convict Love Tokens shows a really unique approach to site design with immersive interactivity. The website has a nice storytelling approach with intuitive navigation compelling the user to explore the content. The great use of colour reflects the period and objects displayed. 41


institution website LEVEL A HIGHLY COMMENDED Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Nga Toi | Arts at Te Papa arts.tepapa.govt.nz Designer: Springload Bold use of typography and colour. Responsive layout works across multiple formats. Very visual approach to online collection display.

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WINNER Museum of Brisbane Museum of Brisbane Website museumofbrisbane.com.au Designer: Trent Barton & Scott Mackenzie (Standing By) Very nice design and unique navigation layout. Good use of video and images throughout the site.

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institution website LEVEL B

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JOINT WINNER Western Australian Museum Western Australian Museum Website museum.wa.gov.au Designer: Western Australian Museum Clear navigation, good use of typography. Nice integration of interactives throughout the site.

JOINT WINNER South Australian Museum South Australian Museum Website samuseum.sa.gov.au Designer: Lithe Pty Ltd Nice interactive elements make for easy navigation. The simple design highlights the information and images well.

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program website LEVEL A WINNER Museum of Brisbane 10 Years, 10 Stories museumofbrisbane.com.au/ten Designer: Trent Barton & Scott Mackenzie (Standing By) Unique and progressive design works well across platforms. Modern and clean typography, colour and navigation.

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LEVEL B WINNER National Museum of Australia Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists www.nma.gov.au/oldmasters Designer: National Museum of Australia Overall typography and layout is clean, making the site easy to navigate and allows the collection be front and centre. Good treatment of a lot of information.

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MULTIMEdia LEVEL A HIGHLY COMMENDED Lilydale & District Historical Society Gun Alley: The Forgotten Story of Lilydale’s Back Streets 1880 to Today www.lilydale.com.au/gunalley Designer: David Jellings (Mental Media) Interesting design. Shows good ability to handle a lot of content through the creation of a unique timeline navigation.

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WINNER Museum of Brisbane Stories from the City www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0eoxaZiEic Designer: Cartel Film Production Unique creative resolve of a big idea. Nice story telling approach to promoting the museum with very high production values.

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MULTIMEdia LEVEL B

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Australian Museum

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

The Art of Science App australianmuseum.net.au/art-of-science

Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFWb8YKCHho

Designer: Peter Chen (Beaconmaker)

Designer: QAGOMA & Clemenger BBDO/Whistling Wolf

Beautifully designed, reflecting and supporting the collection. Very intuitive navigation and exploration.

Extremely high production values in video editing and script writing. Dynamism and energy of the edit reflects the art.


WINNER National Museum of Australia Convict Love Tokens love-tokens.nma.gov.au Designer: Icelab Shows a really unique approach to site design with immersive interactivity. The website has a nice storytelling approach with intuitive navigation compelling the user to explore the content. The great use of colour reflects the period and objects displayed.

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MAPDA 2014 Winners