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EyeSaw 2009

Leading graphic design studios celebrate humanity and equality with Sydney outdoor exhibition.

EyeSaw 2009


August 13th, 2009

If you’re anywhere near Omnibus Lane in Ultimo this weekend, it would be remiss of you not to drop by a little outdoor exhibition called EyeSaw.

Since last weekend – and until this Sunday 16 August – the country’s leading Graphic Design studios transformed the laneway, creating pieces around the theme “Humanity/Equality”.

Part of Sydney Design 09, the annual exhibition is supported by the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and has been curated by award-winning graphic designer Mark Gowing of Mark Gowing design.

Employing strong symbolism and imagery, the exhibition explores issues of homelessness, war, poverty and human rights.

“This is the third time the EyeSaw event has been held and our ambition this year with the chosen theme was to create an exhibition that is both moving in terms of its emotional humanitarian content, as well as inspirational in terms of the design quality on display,” Gowing says.

This year sees the following studios participating: Alt Group (Image 1 below), CampbellBarnett, Chris Doyle and Linda Jukic, Cornwell Design, Dave Foster (Image 2), De Luxe & Associates, Deuce Design, ERD Communications, Eskimo, Finn Creative, Hofstede Design, Hoyne Design (Image 3 + puff), Ideaworks, Jenny Grigg, Mash, Mark Gowing Design (Image 4), Moon, Naughtyfish Garbett (Image 5), one8one7, Saatchi Design, Studio Pip and Co (Image 7), Toko (Image 8), Walter Wakefield and Yello (Hero Image).

Visit the EyeSaw website for more info.



Design for the Homeless Vandalised in Sydney


Posted by Ben Morgan


The EyeSaw exhibition, aimed at highlighting issues surrounding humanity and equality, was dealt a cruel blow on Friday night when it was vandalised.’¨

Studio one8one7’s ’Munroe Griss’ – a giant plastic pig collecting donations for the charity, Mission Australia – was smashed and looted of around $200 that had been collected.  Other exhibits and posters were also vandalised and gratified, despite their messages of peace and humanity.

The organisers hope that next year will see the exhibition move to a more central location in Sydney, increasing the number of visitors and reducing the likeliehood of a similar occurrence. would like to encourage all our readers who believe that design can make a difference to show their support for this worthwhile cause by donating to Mission Australia.

Visit the Mission Australia website for more info on how to donate (top left-hand side of their website).


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