OPEN | CLOSE

Left, Isobelle Mccall, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Right, Killian Höppner, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Dates

Tue 28 May 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed 29 May 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu 30 May 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri 31 May 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Tickets

Free, no booking required

Venue

Ground Floor, Southbank Library, University of Melbourne (Building 863)
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC, Australia

This exhibition will showcase the work produced by the ‘Typography in Practice’ studio by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design, Graphic Design at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

Open | Close invited students to choose a book (work of fiction, novel, biography) that is out of copyright and asked them to consider how a designer can use typography and experimental formats to amplify this storytelling device of a book and give stories a new life.
Books, as objects, are transformative spaces, inviting the reader on narrative journeys; romantic, intergalactic, horrific, fantastical – the list is literally endless. Sometimes the arc of a story can shift and completely change; from the establishing of characters and context in the opening chapter to the potential transformation, cliff-hanger or stark conclusion in the final chapter. The project asked students to consider how typography and format, alongside paper stock and book architecture, can amplify our engagement with prose and narrative.

Presented by Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)

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