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Australian Graphic Design
Association, Victoria

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Sincere thanks to Sweet Design
for the Back2basics identity as
well as to our team of volunteers
from AGDA Victoria and the
AGDA Student Council.
Session descriptions 2009

Graphic ‘Zine Production                                      Premier’s Design Awards Finalist, and a Silver Pencil at
                                                              the Australian Writers and Art Directors Awards. He has
Presented by Dale Nason                                       served on numerous design awards panels in Australia
                                                              and overseas and is a member of the prestigious Alliance
Saturday 18th July
                                                              Graphique Internationale (AGI), Switzerland.
1.30pm–4.30pm, 14 pax
RMIT Brunwick Campus
                                                              Bookbinding Practical
Conceptualise and produce a Graphic ‘zine in a group
using techniques including photocopying, sampling,            Presented by Phil Barnes
drawing, stenciling & simple print making along with
                                                              Saturday 18th July
production-line collation and stapling, or other more
                                                              1.30pm–4.30pm, 12 pax
novel methods of binding such as hand stitching. The
                                                              RMIT Brunwick Campus
resulting ‘zine will be distributed to Sticky, a ‘zine shop
in Degraves Subway, Melbourne.                                The workshop will cover the planning and making
                                                              of your own hard cover slip case with perfect bound
Dale Nason makes art of various media including
                                                              inserted book to take home. All materials will be supplied
video, installation, photocopy and AV performance.
                                                              and you get to use the guillotine and other equipment
He teaches design at RMIT Uni School of Design, Tafe,
                                                              while experiencing some practical craftsmanship.
and is currently working on the role of crises & drift in
learning Design. Dale’s ‘zine Defective Part is featured      Phil Barnes started his apprenticeship in bookbinding
in the permanent exhibition at State Library Victoria,        in 1978 and spent 11 years as a hand bookbinder. He
Books: A Mirror to the World.                                 has won several awards and created some unique work
                                                              including two special presentation albums for Queen
Type & Drawing Tour                                           Elizabeth II and the presentation folder for Australia’s
                                                              first plastic bank note. Phil has taught Hand Binding
Presented by Andrew Ashton                                    since 1985 at MCPGA and RMIT’s International Centre
                                                              of Graphic Technology.
Saturday 18th July
9.30am–12.30pm, 10 pax
Streets of Elwood                                             Bookbinding & Restoration
For the lovers of type and design, Andrew Ashton              Presented by Nick Doslov
of Studio Pip and Co. has developed a walking tour
                                                              Saturday 18th July
to take in the sights and sketch type samples while
                                                              9.30am–12.30pm, 18 pax
burning a few calories. Starting at Wimbledon Ave and
                                                              RMIT Brunwick Campus
Brighton Rd Elwood, the tour will take in the astounding
variety of anonymously developed type design just             Nick Doslov is a master bookbinder who began his
waiting for those prepared to hunt it out and develop         training in 1977 and continues to work by hand in his
the raw material for their next type odyssey. Drawing         Fitzroy-based business, Renaissance Bookbinding.
materials, sketch books, light camp stool and an              In this unique show&tell, q&a session, Nick will share
inquisitive yet not intrusive nature are a must.              his knowledge and passion for fine hand bookbinding
Andrew Ashton graduated from Randwick Graphic                 and restoration, discussing book conservation projects
Design School in 1988 and after a number of years             he’s worked on over the last 20 years – books dating
in Sydney based graphic design companies, made                from 1577AD to 1704AD. He’ll bring along examples
the move to Melbourne. In 2003 he founded boutique            from his personal collection of precious historical
communications consultancy Studio Pip and Co.                 bindings dating from 1600 AD to 1900 AD and samples
Andrew’s graphic design work has received numerous            of contemporary artists’ books and designer bindings,
industry awards and recognition including two Australian      which can all be handled by participants with care (and
Graphic Design Association Pinnacles, A Victorian             white cotton gloves!).
Session descriptions 2009

Type Workshop                                                also spent with The Age newspaper and Paul now
                                                             teaches various forms of printing in Apprenticeship,
Presented By Scott Lyon                                      Pre-apprenticeship, Diploma and Degree Courses.
Saturday 18th July                                           Ross Hall worked as a flexographic printers assistant
1.30pm–4.30pm, 14 pax                                        for several years before being offered an apprenticeship,
RMIT Brunwick Campus                                         during which he won several student awards. Ten years
                                                             later in 2004 he too began to spread the love by teaching
“They say a picture paints a thousand words,
                                                             in flexo letterpress and gravure.
and that the pen is mightier than the sword...”
With the the recent resurgence in the interest and           Letterpress Printing 2
practice of “hand-lettering”, this workshop will focus
on the variety of contemporary examples of hand-             Presented by Warren Taylor
drawn graphics and type. From Dwiggins through to            & Michael Isaachsen at MMoP
Ed Fella, an informal presentation will be followed by
discussion. The second part of this workshop will be         Saturday 25th July: Two sessions available
more practical, with various projects, both individual       9.30am–12.30pm OR 1.30–4.30pm, 12 pax
and in collaboration.                                        Melbourne Museum of Printing, Footscray
Scott Lyon currently lectures on the Communication           This session includes a comprehensive tour of
Design program at Swinburne Design. Originally from          the museums machinery and font collection plus
east London, but having spent many years in Australia,       an introduction to the history of handset type and
practicing and teaching Typography in both Sydney and        letterpress printing. Participants will design (specs
here in Melbourne, Scott has a never-ending intrigue,        provided beforehand) and print a poster using handset
passion and love of all things typographic. Having           and machine made type.
successfully completed his Masters at Kent University        Warren Taylor is a sessional lecturer in Visual
in 1995, Scott is now involved with a variety of projects,   Communication at Monash University and director of
the latest being setting up the committee for the            The Narrows contemporary art space on Flinders Lane.
Melbourne Museum of Printing.                                Alongside his teaching and curatorial practice, Taylor
                                                             designs catalogues, posters and books for artists
Letterpress Printing 1                                       and galleries. His work is held in the collections of the
                                                             Museum of Design in Zürich, Switzerland and the State
Presented by Paul Ross & Ross Hall                           Library of Victoria.
Saturday 18th July                                           Michael Isaachsen is founder and director of the
9.30am–12.30pm, 12 pax                                       Melbourne Museum of Printing and manager of the
RMIT Brunwick Campus                                         museums typefoundry, Australian Type Company.
Workshop participants will learn about the capabilities      Michael has been a passionate hobby printer since
of letterpress, receive their name set in a linotype         the age of 9 and learnt typecasting in about 1978.
and learn how to make a photopolymer plate to print          Melbourne Museum of Printing (MMOP) is a working
on an original Heidelberg Platen Letterpress. Simple         museum of typography and printing. Since 1993
specifications will be provided for the artwork you may      the museum’s focus has been on the retention of
wish to prepare.                                             traditional printing methods and equipment; containing a
Paul Ross began his career and love affair with              comprehensive collection of printing presses, typesetting
letterpress printing in 1977 at the historic printers,       machines, types and other print-related artefacts.
Cook and Heathcote. Eight of the last 30 years were
Session locations 2009

Letterpress Printing 1                                                                     entrance                                                              to Sydney Rd

Graphic ‘Zine Production
Type Workshop
Bookbinding Practical
Bookbinding & Restoration

RMIT Brunswick
Building 515
25 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Register at entrance foyer by 15mins prior to session

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Letterpress Printing 2

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Starting at Wimbledon Avenue and Brighton Road,

Elwood. Plan to be there 15mins prior to session start

as we can’t wait for latecomers!
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Back2basics 2009: Booking Form/Tax Invoice
Please mark your chosen workshops, checking the            Name
times to ensure the workshops selected do not clash.
Places are strictly limited – so book quickly! You may     Company
wish to indicate second preference workshops in case       Address
your first preferences are already booked out.

Workshop cost
$120 general admission, $70 AGDA members
Note that if you become an AGDA member at time of          Telephone
booking you will be entitled to the full member discount   Mobile
for workshops.
Saturday 18th July
  9.30am–12.30pm Letterpress Printing 1
RMIT Brunswick, Building 515/25 Dawson St, Brunswick       A photographer may attend workshops to document
                                                           proceedings for future promotional purposes. Are you
  9.30am–12.30pm Type & Drawing Tour
                                                           happy for this to occur?      YES         NO
Starting at Wimbledon Avenue and Brighton Road, Elwood

  9.30am–12.30pm Bookbinding & Restoration
                                                             AGDA member                   Non-member
RMIT Brunswick, Building 515/25 Dawson St, Brunswick

  1.30pm–4.30pm       Type Workshop                        AGDA membership no.
RMIT Brunswick, Building 515/25 Dawson St, Brunswick       Expiry date
  1.30pm–4.30pm       Bookbinding Practical
                                                           Payment option:
RMIT Brunswick, Building 515/25 Dawson St, Brunswick
                                                             Cheque/money order made payable to AGDA
  1.30pm–4.30pm       Graphic ‘Zine Production
RMIT Brunswick, Building 515/25 Dawson St, Brunswick         Visa                Mastercard                  Bankcard
                                                           Card no.
Saturday 25th July
                                                           Expiry date
Letterpress Printing 2 (two sessions available)
  9.30am–12.30pm OR            1.30pm–4.30pm               Card holder name
Melbourne Museum of Printing, 36 Moreland St, Footscray
Please ensure you arrive for registration 15 minutes
before session times begin.

                                                           Card holder signature
If my nominated workshops are booked out,
my second preference would be:

                                                           Upon confirmation of your booking, further information
                                                           will be provided to you about what to prepare for the
                                                           workshop or bring on the day.

                                                           Australian Graphic Design Association, Victoria
                                                           PO Box 152, Brunswick West, Victoria 3055
                                                           T 03 9380 4440

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