485 Malvern gives graphic designers and graffiti artists a platform to express themselves
As a person who is mindful of how important design is to the overall look and feel, I decided that given the numbers 485 add up to 8, that it was in fact a lucky number for so many reasons. Anyway, like any entrepreneur who tends to go overboard with overthinking things, I decided to start another brand for publishing creatives work by the name "485 Malvern".
This is where it gets terribly exciting! There is nothing better than having design books on your coffee table, in your office or on the book shelves, so I have decided to invite 100 graphic designers and graffiti artists to participate in a book series "485 Malvern" that showcases their favourite designs and a bio of the graphic designer or artist. Now these books are popular and have been on the shelves for years, but I feel we are missing the the benefit of coffee table books that are beautifully designed for everyone to enjoy.
They also usually cost an arm and a leg, so rather than make it hard to buy, I invite graphic designers to participate for a contribution of $250. This will give them 5 copies of the book each, as well as distribution of the book in places throughout Australia and in select bookstores.
Imagine having your work published and being able to go to a job interview with your book in hand? Or giving one to Mom for Xmas! It's something I would like and I am sure many others in the world that love design would appreciate too.