In 1988 a community-minded bunch of well known designers got together and formed the idea of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). It became a reality in 1990 and AGDA was founded in a world without mobile phones, computers, internet or climate change.

Twenty six years on, everyday, every hour, seems like an awards day. As designers we are bombarded by tweets, pokes and flashes of what’s new, what’s hot. Numerous examples of award wining work are everywhere and they wash over us all from all corners of the globe.

Sophisticated design and creative education have overwhelmed us with an abundance of design talent, which in turn have pushed us all to think, strive and be better at what we do. In one day, one tweet, one internet post, a studio can achieve an extraordinary amount of recognition, feedback and publicity.

It is in this space that the Australian Design Biennale was born. 


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