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In an award-winning career spanning over 40 years, Harry Williamson has been one of the pioneers of modern Australian typography and graphic design. His magazine work has enhanced Vogue Australia, Art and Australia and, most recently, Heat. His book designs include The Australians (Rigby 1966), Max Dupain (Print Room Press 1991), Harry Seidler (Thames and Hudson 1992).

 

Beyond books and magazines, his work has made a significant contribution to Australian corporate and institutional design, ranging from signage for the High Court to his $100 ‘Mawson’ note. His outstanding talent, his contribution to teaching, his reputation and the respect in which his work is held, make Harry Williamson an inspiration to future generations of Australian designers.

 

- From The Australian Publishers Association 50th

   Annual Book Design Awards 2001

“Methodically responding to a communication problem is a specialist act that not everybody can do, as it’s really quite a laborious process.”

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“I enjoy signature types and logotypes. I like the idea of trying to condense layers of information into a shorthand versions of the client’s personality. It’s more in keeping with the idea of what graphic design and visual communication is all about - articulating messages that portray someone’s voice and distributing their message for a lot of people to access and participate in.”

In an award-winning career spanning over 40 years, Harry Williamson has been one of the pioneers of modern Australian typography and graphic design. His magazine work has enhanced Vogue Australia, Art and Australia and, most recently, Heat. His book designs include The Australians (Rigby 1966), Max Dupain (Print Room Press 1991), Harry Seidler (Thames and Hudson 1992).

 

Beyond books and magazines, his work has made a significant contribution to Australian corporate and institutional design, ranging from signage for the High Court to his $100 ‘Mawson’ note. His outstanding talent, his contribution to teaching, his reputation and the respect in which his work is held, make Harry Williamson an inspiration to future generations of Australian designers.

 

- From The Australian Publishers Association 50th

   Annual Book Design Awards 2001

Special Visual Projects

Harry Williamson

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Visual Identity

Publication Design

Special Projects

In an award-winning career spanning over 40 years, Harry Williamson has been one of the pioneers of modern Australian typography and graphic design. His magazine work has enhanced Vogue Australia, Art and Australia and, most recently, Heat. His book designs include The Australians (Rigby 1966), Max Dupain (Print Room Press 1991), Harry Seidler (Thames and Hudson 1992).

 

Beyond books and magazines, his work has made a significant contribution to Australian corporate and institutional design, ranging from signage for the High Court to his $100 ‘Mawson’ note. His outstanding talent, his contribution to teaching, his reputation and the respect in which his work is held, make Harry Williamson an inspiration to future generations of Australian designers.

 

- From The Australian Publishers Association

   50th Annual Book Design Awards 2001