The third in the Character series was based on the role accidents play in the creative process.
This culminated in an exhibition on the theme Accidents not so grotesk, which opened Character 3 and was followed by a forum featuring a panel of speakers discussing the many aspects of this theme;
Has graphic design become so professionalised that it may have forgotten the spontaneity of the happy accident?
Is our drive for technical perfection and predictability at the cost of accepting happenstance?
What can the acceptance of accident offer us as creative thinkers?
Is a designer and writer based in London. She has a background in philosophy and communication design. She writes for magazines such as Eye, Dot Dot Dot and Print and teaches on the MA Communication Design Course at Central St.Martins College of Art & Design, London. She is the author of All Messed Up, unpredictable graphics.
Over the past decade Kevin has worked at a number of leading design studios in Dublin (Ireland), Wellington (New Zealand) and Sydney. He is currently Joint Creative Director at Saatchi Design, Sydney, and has won numerous prestigious national and international awards, including a D&AD (UK) Silver in Typography and a Type Directors Club Judges Choice (USA). He is also founder, editor and designer of Open Manifesto, currently Australia's only journal of critical writing on design and visual communications.
A mathematician with a difference.
Stephen Banham is founder of Letterbox. Stephen has written and produced 12 publications on the cultural aspects of typography as well as lecturing on the subject at RMIT since 1991. He has spoken at design events from New York to Barcelona, New Zealand to Beirut. Stephen is the creator of the Character series of forums held in Melbourne.