By Tess McCabe
Garry Emery and emerystudio have a lot of clients, a lot of awards and a lot of stuff to say about environmental graphics.
This month, Emery studio releases a trilogy of publications (like I said, they have a lot to say) bound together in a phonebook-sized box. To Three is a collection of essays about environmental graphic design, placemaking, urban legibility, and identity. And of course there are heaps of cutting edge, exciting and thought-provoking visuals to back it up.
Garry Emery, the founder of the studio, is a household name to Australian designers (in the graphic discipline, at least). Got a fiver in your wallet right now? That’s a Garry Emery design. His work has been widely exhibited, published and awarded, and in his role as Adjunct Professor in Design at RMIT University, he has a big say in what goes on in the Design degree programs offered there. But the success of emerystudio is very much a team effort, with over 30 passionate people in Australia and overseas contributing to their exciting portfolio. To Three is a reflection of this passion and is sure to inspire similar feelings in designers from all disciplines.
Unfortunately the book launch scheduled during the design festival has been put off but never fear! To Three is available via the emerystudio website, or at Architext, Avenue Bookshop, Brunswick St Bookstore, Greville St Bookstore, and the RMIT bookshop.