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I live at the edge of the universe like everybody else

Catherine Griffiths

Sunday 18 September | 10:45 – 11:30
Location: Room 2

Presentation | Theme: World | Duration: 45 minutes

Catherine Griffiths will present a journey through the influences and explorations that have led her to make typography in the New Zealand landscape. She will show two projects - the Wellington Writers Walk - a series of 15 large-scale concrete text sculptures, positioned unexpectedly around the city's urban waterfront, celebrating New Zealand poets and writers - such contemporary poet, Bill Manhire's "I live at the edge of the universe like everybody else"; and an architecture collaboration, 'Ponatahi' - a house wrapped in literature. This link will take you directly to one of theprojects:

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Catherine Griffiths | New Zealand

Catherine Griffiths is an independent typographer and designer practising in New Zealand. Projects include visual communications, exhibition and book design, and more recently, working with typography in public spaces, architecture and the landscape. In 2002, Catherine was awarded New Zealand's highest achieving graphic design award, the 'Stringer', and in Britain, her work was published in the typography category of the 2003 D&AD Annual. She was a keynote speaker at Australia's design conference, (X)periment, in 2003 (

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