Meanjin

Meanjin is Australia's most reputable literary journal, founded in 1940 in Brisbane by Clem Christesen. The journal moved to Melbourne in 1945, with Clem editing the journal until 1974. When Sophie Cunningham became editor, she approached us to redesign the journal, something that was as exciting as it was intimidating and humbling. After looking over the 68-year archive, we made a new journal that was aware of its history but was equally looking to the future. We moved the contents page to the back cover, for practical reasons, as well as initiating new grids and type styles for each section to acknowledge the range and depth of content. For this we exclusively used typefaces from Hoefler & Frere-Jones, which allowed a great variety whilst maintaining a particular and consistent typographic sensibility. The cover and divider pages were done each issue by illustrators from The Jacky Winter Group. We designed and typeset the journal for three years, the tenure of Sophie's editorship + a crossover issue with new editor Sally Heath.

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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.

Colophon

Colophon

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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Victoria, Australia

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