Malcolm Murdoch — graphic designer

Makers' Space

Makers' Space was a two-day workshop open to the public. Its goal was to make teenagers and adults appreciate the value of craft and design. We were commissioned to create a visual identity for the event and plan for its application.

It was important that the event feel fun without being too kiddy. That's why a joyful but not so serious approach elevates and celebrates making and thinking. The thinker was made out of different materials and blown up to resemble large statues or museum pieces. We matched these 'figurines' with the typeface Faro, which has a positive, work-in-progress feel. All the elements were applied in a mix of asymmetric and symmetric to reflect the diversity of media and craftspeople.