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Qwerty 2

writer Stephen Banham publisher Letterbox

Exploring the wonderful diversity of the Australian vernacular, this second issue in the Qwerty series asks Mimmo Cozzolino (noted Australian designer and design collector), whether there is a distinctive Australian vernacular style. Since seeking an ‘Australian Style’ is a self-defeating argument, the answer was invariably inconclusive, yet well worth the process of investigation.


The original point-of-sale display for Qwerty 2 (1992) made from a smokers bin from a tab betting shop. Lettering by Sonia Kretschmar.