All of our past editions in one place and freely accessible to readers.
To coincide with the release of our archives, we invited four artists to celebrate each decade since our inception.
↝ Melody Woodnutt‘s short black and white film celebrates the grungy, punky, photocopied vibes of 1980s GDS, with the somewhat eery black & white photography which graced its covers during this decade.
↬ Jason Cavanagh‘s vivid and surreal oil painting shows the fabulist, often dark, gritty energy of 1990s GDS, whose pages and covers were filled with traditional fine arts like painting and etching.
⇻ Kate Geck‘s popping gif encapsulates the naughties perfectly – with its Windows sky blue screensaver, brick phones and CDs – and shows 2000s GDS‘ playful move into the millennium.
⇴ Maeve Baker‘s digital illustration celebrates 2010s GDS, which headed towards bold colours and lines and made bold tracks in exploring book design-as-art.
The graphic design for the posters was done by the multi-talented Michael Sun. You can read more about the artworks, artists and posters here.
From October 25 to 19 November 2021, each poster will be displayed around the City of Melbourne, to bring GDS’ rich history to its city’s streets.
This project was made possible by