Graphic Identities

Graphic Identities highlights eight ground-breaking Australian design archives from the Powerhouse collection. Featuring work from eight celebrated 20th century designers –Douglas Annand, Frances Burke, Dahl Collings, Alistair Morrison, Gordon Andrews, Pieter Huveneers, Shirley de Vocht and Arthur Leydin – the exhibition explores the role of visual communication in shaping Australian design culture. 

Students studying Graphics 2 in the UNSW Bachelor of Design program were invited to develop a visual identity for Graphic Identities in response to the exhibition themes. They were then asked to apply the identity across a range of deliverables including signage and an exhibition guide. For many of these second-year students, this was their first experience designing a visual identity.

Showcased below are twelve projects selected by Keinton Butler, Senior Curator, Powerhouse. Find out more about this collaboration with UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Art & Design.