Meanjin 70th Anniversary Edition

This edition of Meanjin celebrated the 70th birthday of the journal by republishing seminal pieces from the journal's archive, alongside several contemporary pieces. Meanjin's long history and place in Australian literature means that this issue was populated by an incredible cast of writers, as well as a host of seminal texts from Australian literary and cultural history. These included A.A. Phillips’s ‘The Cultural Cringe’, Michael Kirby on the politics of homosexuality, Helen Garner on the use of ‘I’ in prose, Graham Little’s 1985 essay on Bob Hawke, and pieces by M.J. Hyland, Elizabeth Jolley, Beverley Farmer, Tim Winton, Elizabeth Smither, Tim Richards, and many more. The In Colour section, by Ray Edgar and (Chase & Galley founder) Stuart Geddes, was a survey of independently published journals from Meanjin to Is Not Magazine.

For this issue we reproduced many articles in facsimile, to include a history of the typesetting and design of the journal. The section dividers reproduced a range of the covers from the last 70 years, and for the cover we reproduced the first cover - four footprints, of the four founding editors, each, apparently, putting their best foot forward.

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Chase & Galley is a small design studio based in Melbourne with a critical interest in print publication design. The studio is peopled by Stuart Geddes and Tristan Main.

Chase & Galley started life as a collaboration between Stuart Geddes and Jeremy Wortsman, emerging from their first project together - Is Not Magazine. Due to his expanding commitments to the Jacky Winter Group, which he founded, Jeremy left the studio.

Stuart continues a teaching relationship with RMIT and Monash Universities, is on the board of West Space, one of Melbourne's most prestigious and innovative ARIs, was for two years the art director of Monument magazine, was for two years a councillor for AGDA Victoria, and in 2008 was an international judge on the London D&AD awards in the Newspaper and Magazine design jury.

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Designed by Chase & Galley.

Typeset in Plan Grotesque, designed by Nikola Djurek and published by Typotheque and Georgia, designed by Matthew Carter.

Published on Stacey by Anthony Kolber.

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