Book design Maps Graphic design Illustration Photography

Book design

Maps

Graphic design

Illustration

Photography

Work in progress ...

Warncoort and Mount Gellibrand History

A history of Warncoort, a small town east of Colac on the Princes Highway, which
has virtually disappeared since it was established in the mid 1800s. The town, as it is today, can be seen in the Google Earth view to the right.

Researched, written and published by members of the Birregurra
Historical Society.

Design, typesetting, indexing and preparation of maps. A4 format, approximately
120 pages.

Examples of book design can be seen in the book design folio.

Google Earth view of Warncoort.

The Rhododendron – 2016 edition

The Annual Journal of the Australian Rhododendron Society Inc.

I have been editing this annual journal since the late 1990s. Colour throughout, usually about 60–80 pages, print run about 600 copies.

Other examples of book design can be seen in the book design folio.

The Rhododendron

Recent work ...

For the Pleasure of the People

A history of 150 years of the Colac Botanic Gardens, written by Helen Paatsch for
the Friends of the Colac Botanic Gardens.

Published in May 2015 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Gardens. The Colac Botanic Gardens are one of the most significant public gardens in regional Victoria.

Design, typesetting, indexing and preparation of plan of the Gardens.

Other examples of book design can be seen in the book design folio.

Botanic Gardens

The wattle's call and other poems

by Marie Thomasina Gray, with additional material written by Dawn Missen.

Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Beeac branch of the Red Cross in Beeac.

Editorial support, index, design and layout of pages in Indesign. Cover design in Photoshop combining a supplied image of a World War I soldier and a photograph of my own.

Other examples of book design can be seen in the book design folio.

The Wattle's Call and Other Poems

The Local Hall – Nalangil

by Dawn Peel.

A 52-page booklet recounting the story of a local hall in a small Western District farming community in Victoria. The purposes which the hall served mirrored events and attitudes through eight decades of Australian history.

Published 2014 by the Colac & District Historical Society. Editorial support, index, design and layout of pages in Indesign. Cover design in Photoshop using an image of the long demolished hall superimposed over an image of my own.

Other examples of book design can be seen in the book design folio.

Available from the Colac & District Historical Society at the Colac Performing Arts Centre.

A Local Hall – Nalangil

Pioneer Churches of the Otways and their People

by Heather Le Griffon.

The story of the early churches of the Otway ranges and their communities.

142 pages, published 2014 by Heather Le Griffon. Editorial support, index, design and layout of pages in Indesign. Cover design in Photoshop using an image supplied by the author.

More details and other book design examples in the book design folio.

Available from Cow Lick Bookshop, Colac.

Pioneer Churches of the Otways

 


Apollo Bay plant signs

A set of 12 stainless steel panels installed on walkways on the Apollo Bay foreshore identifying native plants. Research, writing, illustration and project management.

Designed for the Otway Coast Committee and superbly manufactured by Design Etch of Lonsdale, S.A.

 

Apollo Bay plant signs

Colac Country Music and Truck Shows, 2006-2011


Colac Truck Shows

A gallery of photographs taken at the Colac Country Music Truck and Ute Shows, held in February each year until 2011 at the Colac Showgrounds.

This event brought lovers of country music together, along with a convoy of trucks and utes competing for trophies.


Beeac 150th Anniversary Celebrations, October 2010


Beeac 150th Anniversary

A gallery of images from the town of Beeac in Western Victoria, celebrating its 150th Anniversary and the opening of a windmill park.

In a country where water is often a scarce commodity, windmills have become an iconic component in the Australian rural landscape. and with several windmill builders operating once in the area, the town's community established a Windmill Park, exhibiting historic windmills built from parts scavenged from local farms. The Park is seen here on the occasion of its opening day, during the town's 150th anniversary celebrations on 23 October 2010. Much of the water used by farmers in the surrounding area is drawn from bores traditionally pumped to the ground by such windmills.


Camperdown


My 2010 entry into the annual Solo Photo Book in a Month event. The work focusses on the town of Camperdown in the Western Distict of Victoria, Australia. In this event, several hundred photographers from around the world produced a photographically based book from scratch within a month, including all text and photographs, along with laying the work out as a book which could be published in print form.

Click here to view or download the book.

Sadly, as of January 2012, it appears that the Solo Photo Book in a Month event is over.

Clunes


State Savings Bank, Clunes, 3 October 2009.



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