UNTIL 21 FEBRUARY 2016, YOU CAN ENJOY AN EXHIBITION OF GRAPHIC DESIGN BY LES MASON (1924-2009), FOR A TIME A MELBOURNE BASED DESIGNER. This free exhibition is open daily at the Fed Square branch of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Some of you will recognise Mason’s covers (1966-1979); others his work for Solo, the State Savings Bank of Victoria (the Father Christmas money box on wheels), for household products packaging, on stamps, and for the train company in Perth where he lived for a time.
The NGV website notes:
To mark the opening the new NGV Design Studio at NGV Australia, this retrospective exhibition on the design process and projects of seminal graphic designer Les Mason celebrates the formative contribution of Mason as both a practitioner and provocateur who indelibly influenced the emergence of Melbourne’s graphic design culture.
To read and see more of the exhibition from home use this link to Les Mason at the NGV
Read more in this interview with Dominic Hofstedt in Desktop: the culture of design. And in the Les Mason obituary 2009 written by Mason’s second wife for the Sydney Morning Herald.