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Perimeter Talks | Designing the Photobook

Perimeter is thrilled to continue its programming initiative, Perimeter Talks, in 2019. Taking place approximately once a month, the series features lectures, panel discussions and more casual in-conversations with publishers, artists, curators, designers, writers and editors. The talks explore and address various themes and issues relating to contemporary photographic, art and design publishing – helping demystify, challenge and offer insight into publishing as a medium and a practice.

Designing the Photobook gathers a group of Melbourne-based graphic designers who all have particular insights, practise and knowledge in designing photobooks. Covering all points on the photobook spectrum — from highly constructed, more traditional-style photobooks to zines engaging with vernacular imagery – this discussion will aim to speak to all aspects of the design process, including managing visual content, selecting, cutting and cropping images for books, typographic treatments, and will also address the question of why design matters in the first place.

We’ll be joined by Narelle Brewer, Design Director at Studio Round and designer of several Perimeter Editions titles, such as Emma Phillips – A light on the wall, Bec Parsons – Coney Island, Clare Rae – Never standing on two feet, Bartolomeo Celestino – Surface Phenomena and Polly Borland – Morph. Also on the panel is Tim Coghlan, the founder and designer of Knowledge Editions, a Melbourne-based imprint focused on exploring the role of the archive in a digital realm and the various possibilities of generating meaning through the collection and arrangement of vernacular imagery. Fraser Stanley and Julian Hutton of Spooky Books, a Melbourne-based imprint founded in 2016 with a focus on contemporary photobooks, will also be joining the conversation.

Event Details:
WHERE: Perimeter Books, 748 High Street, Thornbury
WHEN: Saturday 13 July, 4-5pm

Seating is strictly limited, and this is a ticketed event. Book via Eventbrite here.

Contact emma@perimeterbooks.com for any enquiries.