Qwerty 1: For those who get their fingers dirty
A reaction against the artless early desktop publishing period, Qwerty 1 was designed during the late shift at a newspaper design office. This first issue of Qwerty is based on hand-generated type with interviews with Noel Pennington at the St.Kilda-based studio Design Bite and the freelance designer Peter Long. Although never intended to be so, this issue is now considered quite a historical document of an earlier period of Melbourne graphic design. The tiny format of Qwerty (74 x 105mms) was a product of sheer economy and was the only way to get 24 pages out of a small two colour sheet.