design—for publishing and publications; of typefaces + identities. See also: education, writing & research.☟Scroll for bio.☟
publication work ︎
- What we talk about when we talk about architecture
- Grafik archive project
- Made of Stories
- The Breeze Block Book
- The Sydney School
- All That is Air
- Studio Futures
- 20 Stories of a Life in Architecture
- Architectural Review Asia Pacific
- (inside) Interior Design Review
- Res >^..^<
- Many Rooms
type design ︎
Network Family / Lorry / Tangram / Facility / Flase Claim / AMonoline
identity work ︎
- Safe Workshop
- Writing on Air
- Evrythings Alright Forevr
education / research︎
- WIL supervision
- Making Known
- Pop+Protest lecture
- Yaluk Langa Project for Heide
- Designing Distribution, Distributed Design
- The Book to Come
- Typography in the Commons
Michael is a design practitioner with 20+ years experience across a wide array of fields including publishing & editorial design, typeface design, identity (with extensive experience in design for public transport), textile design, wayfinding, writing on design, design research and education.
He has worked with a similarly diverse array of clients and collaborators in Australia, the U.K. and Netherlands, including Uro Publications, Public Transport Victoria, RMIT University, Design Academy Eindhoven, Grafik and The Future Laboratory.
Project highlights have included presentation of graduating project ‘Many-Rooms’ as part of Dutch Design Week in 2020, editorial design for a number of Uro Publication projects such as ‘Influence: Edmond & Corrigan + Peter Corrigan’, ‘The Breeze Block Book’ and ‘Rogue: Art of a Garden’, typeface, wayfinding and textile design for Public Transport Victoria, editorial and identity design for Grafik magazine, 2011-2012, lead design for various periodicals including Architectural Review Asia Pacific, (inside) magazine and Wallpaper*.
Michael also writes about design, conducts and publishes self-initiated research projects and leads studios with students at RMIT University on a range of topics including wayfinding, editorial design and experimental typography. Michael most recently (in 2020) completed the Critical Inquiry Lab MA (previously Design Writing & Curation) at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Clients and collaborators
Adobe (NL) / Architectural Review Asia Pacific / Arts Access Victoria / Axon Publishing / Buro North / Condé Nast (U.K.) / City of Melbourne / Cultuur Ondernemen / Design Academy Eindhoven / Esquire (U.K.) / Eurostar / Fabio Ongarato Design / Good Inc. / Grafik / Hardie Grant Books / H&M / Hearst Magazines UK / Ink / (inside) Interior Design Review / John Brown / London Fashion Week / Magnetic Design / Marks & Spencer / National Australia Bank / (niche): Media / Nick Bell Design / NME / Public Transport Victoria / RMIT University / Six Design / Someones / SugarFree Design / The Architectural Review / The Future Laboratory / The School of Life / Time Inc. U.K. / Transport for London / Transport for Victoria / Uro Publications / Vara Gids / Vic Roads / Virgin Trains / Wallpaper* / Wired (U.K.) / YCN
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