Brisbane Canvas Booklet
Brisbane Canvas is a Brisbane City Council initiative to support the local arts sector by comissioning public artworks to decorate the city. This 20 page A5 booklet has saddle-stitched binding and was designed in Swiss or International Style.
The concept 'Just Walk' was to encourage readers of the booklet to visit the featured street art by walking. This was expressed through graphics inspired by signage (the colour of the pedestrian crossing sign) and elements that would remind you of using a navigation or GPS app such as dragging the character into street view and dots on the ground to show the GPS walk path.
Tools used include Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
Arts Funding in Australia
Although Brisbane Canvas is a good initiative, arts funding in Australia has decreased year after year. As written by Arts Hub, due to changed funding structures 65 previously funded organisations lost funding in 2016. As written by lecturer Karen Hands in the Conversation, federal funding for the arts sector in Australia has been in decline for decades. It would be great if more federal funding went towards supporting the arts sector.
Why not check out some of the street art of Brisbane Canvas?