Qwerty 2

writing and design 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.