Desktop Magazine celebrates 25 years

Aaron Green

Desktop’s 25th year anniversary ‘time capsule’ issue is on sale today. Read it, bury it, then dig it up again in 25 years.


Garry Emery, Warren Taylor and Lisa Loxley share their favourite design stories from the past 25 years, and their favourite design projects from ‘now’.

Sam Barratt, Melanie Cousipetcos, Dan Pike, Anita Ryley, Graeme Smith and Amanda Roach respond to various tasks throughout the issue.

Pull out poster designed by Andrew Ashton / Studio Pip and Co.

A look at David Pidgeon’s typographic work from the past two decades.

15 page visual essay of ‘design ephemera’ collected by Studio Pip and Co. from the past two decades.

David Lancashire writes on Australia’s creative culture.

We look at eight Australian ‘labour of love’ projects, and interview the people who started them (including Australian INfront, Stacey App, Junior, Kevin Finn’s Open Manifesto, The Narrows, Dominic Hofstede’s Re:collection, and Process Journal.

Student Survey – Infographics guru Alex Tyers has sifted through 44 pages of responses from our online student survey. (completed by over 350 students) to give us a terrific insight into the hopes, fears and inspirations of today’s Australian design student.

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Desktop Magazine celebrates 25 years