Hofstede Design (1996—2015) was Heath McCurdy, Wendy Ellerton, Hege Olsen, Andrew Tesdorpf, Paul Scanlon, Frits Bovill, Liz Cox, Sash Fernando, Tess Copeland, Sally Brownbill, Margaret Schmidt, Tim Royall, Ben Jennings, Tomas Sabbatucci, Paul Mylecharane and Dominic Hofstede. We also acknowledge the many clients, suppliers and colleagues who contributed to a rich and creatively rewarding two decades. Dominic Hofstede is now the Design Director of Maud Melbourne. Click anywhere to view the archive.

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Paper Thin documents the work of Peta Clancy, an artist who explores the surface properties of paper — in this case, photographic paper — and the surface or skin of our bodies.

The design of this artist book astutely echoes elements of Clancy’s work. The binding, for example, alludes to the artist’s pinhole technique, a process by which she painstakingly punctures the surface of her photographs with a tiny needle. This method is again referenced in the booklet’s limited edition laser-cut cover, though in this case with machine-like precision. Each design element is deployed with overwhelming sensitivity to the work presented.