UTS Library

Exhibition - Dead Wood Archive, July 17 to August 8

Typographic Logo for the DeadWood Archive exhibition

The Dead Wood Archive: Typographic Publications

Eight UTS Visual Communication students, under the academic supervision of Nicky Hardcastle, have been selected to display their design works in an exhibition at UTS Library. 

On Display
17 July - 8 August
Level 2, UTS Library foyer

Exhibition opening
4.30pm, Thursday 3 August
All are welcome, refreshments will be served

The works in this exhibition were created in response to a brief from the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD). Each year, the ISTD engage undergraduate design students around the world through challenging design briefs that put typography front and centre.

This year, the ISTD asked students to respond to the idea of a book as a “Dead Wood Archive”. First, students were tasked with converting their birthdays into a personal Dewey Decimal number and creating a typographic response to the book their number happens to correspond with. Students were then asked to celebrate the book in any manner they saw fit. 

Now in their third year of their Visual Communication degree, the students have created diverse responses that reveal a developed visual language and sophisticated design. Beyond the exhibition, students will have the opportunity to formally enter the ISTD’s design assessment, which will select outstanding candidates to be displayed in the official exhibition later this year.   

The exhibition features the works of the following students:
Jayde Chan
Melanie Coggio
Joanne Lee
Jenny Lin
Aaron Patterson
Oscar Phillips
Sophie Roberts
Helena Tome

UTS Library curates a series of exhibitions each year that showcase works produced by UTS students and staff. The Library is a point at which the entire University connects and these exhibitions create opportunities for cross-disciplinary encounters, encouraging the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research between academic groups and faculties.