Most Beautiful Books—
Australia & New Zealand

MBBANZ is presented by:
Monash Art Design & Architecture

Presenting partner:
State Library of Victoria

Type partner:
Klim Type Foundry

Organising Committee:
→ Stuart Geddes
→ Stuart Hall
→ Brad Haylock
→ Joe Shakespeare

→ Peter Corrigan
Peter Corrigan was educated at the University of Melbourne and Yale University, USA. He has worked as an Architect and Urban Designer from 1969, since 1975 as a partner in the firm Edmond & Corrigan. For services to architecture, he received a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008, was elected a Life Fellow of the RAIA in 2004, and awarded the RAIA Gold Medal in 2003. Edmond & Corrigan has been the recipient of forty architecture awards.
→ James Langdon
James Langdon is an independent designer and one of six founding directors of the artist-run gallery Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK. Through research, writing, designing and curating, his work investigates methodologies of display that connect spatial and graphic design. He is the recipient of the 2012 Inform Award for Conceptual Design, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany.
→ Denise Whitehouse
Denise Whitehouse is a senior lecturer at Swinburne University’s Faculty of Design. A design historian, she is committed to building a critical discourse about the history of Australian design with her latest venture being the development of the Design History Australia Research Network (DHARN;) website. She is also currently working on a monograph on the design partnership of Grant and Mary Featherston.
→ Warren Taylor
Warren Taylor is a lecturer in Communication Design at the Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) and the founder of The Narrows — a curatorial project interested in the convergence of art and design. Since 2006, The Narrows has presented exhibitions by distinguished graphic designers such as Ronald Clyne, Experimental Jetset, John Melin, Rogério Duarte, Peter Brötzmann, Les Mason and Karel Martens.
→ Layla Tweedie-Cullen
Layla Tweedie-Cullen is the director and co-founder of split/fountain (S/F) in Auckland, a project which merges at least three forms of production and dissemination — art, design, and print — through its operation as a shop, design studio, project space, exhibition venue, reading room, niche publishing house and pocket-scaled laboratory for urban aesthetics and collaborative thinking. The project’s title alludes to Duchamp’s infamous fountain, with gradations between commerce, art, ideas and printed matter seen as speculative, experimental, and adaptable. S/F works predominately with young and emerging artists, designers, and architects whose work is investigative, and cross-disciplinary. Layla is curator of S/F exhibitions and events, and also designer and editor of S/F publishing projects. She is a graduate of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and was a graphic design fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, USA.