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This exclusive, hand-numbered, limited edition volume showcases the breadth of Melbourne Now. Only 1500 copies will be available for sale. Featuring major essays and thematic texts written by influential curators and authors, this special volume explores the current overarching motifs intersecting through art, architecture, design and fashion practices in Melbourne. The academic texts are complemented by full colour plates of works by artists, designers and practitioners represented in the exhibition. Interspersed throughout the scholarly texts are contributions by prominent Melburnians on the city’s culture and landscape – ‘My Melbourne’ according to Jon Faine, Sophie Cunningham, Andrew McConnell and many other personalities – each presented as individually designed 4-page booklets. In recognition of Melbourne’s strong design community and talent, this stunning publication has been designed by a number of leading Melbourne graphic design firms in collaboration with the NGV, including Hofstede Design, Fabio Ongarato Design, Cato Brand Partners and Ortolan. Additionally, the Melbourne Now title font was designed by Niels Oeltjen for Letterbox, a typographic studio founded by Stephen Banham. Sumptuously illustrated, and unique in concept, this limited-edition volume is an outstanding overview of current Melbourne art and design practice, and a must-have for the culturally inclined. This publication has been generously supported by The Vizard Foundation.
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