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Sue Allnutt

Sue Allnutt is co-founder and creative director of Nuttshell Graphics in Melbourne, Australia.

After completing her graphic design course at Swinburne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Sue Allnutt worked at the iconic design studio Design Research Unit in London. From there, she moved to the British Museum, where she gained invaluable exhibition and display design experience.

On her return to Australia, she taught graphic design at Philip Institute (now RMIT) before establishing her business, Nuttshell Graphics, in 1985.

Sue Allnutt, Nuttshell Graphics
Melbourne

More or Less Exhibition

Merit Award
More or Less Exhibition, Emery Vincent Design

This exhibition of the work of a major graphic design practice from Australia took place in an art gallery, reflecting how graphic design and art engage in a continuing dialog. The installation is based on a tangram – a Chinese puzzle – in which a square is divided into a parallelogram, a square and five triangles. The exhibit viewer is a vital participant in the production of meaning; how people individually move around the installation, circulate, view, read, and listen affect how they interpret information.

Emery Vincent Design

City Museum

Merit Award
City Museum, emerystudio

Melbourne's City Museum calls itself "The Gateway to Marvelous Melbourne," and is considered an excellent orientation to visiting the city. It is located in the historic Old Treasury building, at a primary city intersection. Its main entry, however, is through a nondescript door found only after climbing a grand stair and crossing a windswept podium.

emerystudio's job was to signal the presence of the museum in a dramatic way and encourage visitors to make the trek to see its permanent and temporary exhibits.

emerystudio

Eureka Carpark

Merit Award
Eureka Carpark, emerystudio

With miles of concrete and cinder block as their palette, the emerystudio design team decided to have some fun with graphics for the Eureka Tower parking garage in Melbourne.

Inspired by the work of Swiss artist Felice Varini—whose perspective-defying installations look a lot like giant vector art superimposed on buildings or interior architectural spaces—the team designed colorful forms that are both two- and three-dimensional.

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Nativity

Merit Award
Nativity, City of Melbourne, emerystudio

emerystudio was tasked with designing temporary street decorations for the City of Melbourne's 2006/2007 holiday season. City officials dedicated a wall in a central city location for the installation of a nativity scene.

emerystudio steered the design solution away from the traditional crèche approach and instead designed a type-based solution founded on the "nativity text" from the Bible.

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PMP Wall

Merit Award
PMP Wall, PMP Limited, emerystudio

Architect Bates Smart and client PMP Limited, a media production and magazine distribution company, requested a three-dimensional, textural, dramatically uplit installation to add pizzazz to a two-story reception area wall in the firm's Melbourne headquarters.

emerystudio responded with an abstract piece that refers to streams of digital information and the notion of a performance indicator, "a visual representation of the transition from chaos to order." Small fragments of the 23- by 26-ft. piece—made from humble MDF—are placed throughout the office.

emerystudio

Melbourne Docklands

Merit Award
Melbourne Docklands, Melbourne Docklands Authority, emeryfrost

Batman's Hill was the starting point from which Melbourne was mapped. The Hill was removed to make way for the extension of the railway system to Spencer Street in the mid 19th century. This marker, of monumental scale, identifies the location and height of the original Batman's Hill, which is now located in the Docklands redevelopment area. Interpretive panels on the nearby pedestrian bridge illustrate the significance of Batman's Hill and the development of the Docklands area.

emeryfrost

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