The fifth in the Character series (Characters & Spaces) takes one city block of Melbourne and peels back its layers of design.
This self-guided tour tells the stories behind what we see in our visual environment, things we may pass every day and not think twice about. By bringing out their meaning, it highlights their significance. Seemingly unrelated things are then connected – a style of lettering, a form of architecture, a time in social history, an art movement or even a long-gone Olympic Games.
The Adventure section seeks to involve children in the joy of design through questions and activities.
If there is so much richness in just one city block, how many other stories are there to uncover in a whole city?