Lecture No. 2, ‘Get the Lead Out’


Mon 21st September, 2020


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WoD Lecture RMIT AGDA Get The Lead Out

About this Event

‘WHOLE of DISCIPLINE’, or WoD, is a long-running initiative by RMIT’s Communication Design department; a lecture series that serves as a space for knowledge sharing between emerging and established designers.

This year marks the very first time the event has been opened up to a wider audience outside of the student cohort, in an effort to share this opportunity with the broader community.

This semester’s WoD aims to build on the foundation of past lectures while shifting the emphasis away from the purely technical side of design discourse; focusing less on the work itself and more about the life of it.

“Without losing anything of its ghostly attraction, the past will recover the light and movement of life, and will become present” —Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life

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Lecture No. 2, ‘Get the Lead Out’

This talk involves Australian and New Zealand designers whose work corresponds with typographic history in some way, shape or form.

The main question: ‘In what ways can designers connect to typographic relics and survivals of the past? What are the advantages of reflecting on our design histories, and how might the pursuit of recollecting further aid in achieving innovations in the future?’


Alistair McCready: Director and Designer, at Betty & Al
Sarah Maxey: Senior Lecturer of Communication Design, at VUW
Vincent Chan: Type Designer at Matter of Sorts, Lecturer at RMIT

Guest moderator:

Dr Noel Waite, Senior Lecturer at RMIT

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WoD, S2 2020 is brought to you with the support of our partners, DESIGN by J. R., AGDA, Matter of Sorts, Hungry Workshop and Melbourne Artists’ Supplies.

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Storytelling and trade has always occurred on these lands, and we acknowledge the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of eastern Kulin, on whose unceded lands design and business continues here in Melbourne. In response to the Countries we work and live on across Australia, we respectfully acknowledge these Nations and language groups, and their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.

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