December 13, 2012

Futago, a Hobart-based design studio, has won a Merit – one of only ten awarded worldwide – in the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards. Based in Washington DC, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design is the lead organisation for the global community of professionals working where communication design intersects with the built environment.

Futago won the award for the Battery Point Sculpture Trail, a permanent installation of nine individually-designed and fabricated sculptures along a walking route through Battery Point, Hobart’s most historically-significant precinct. The project was commissioned by Hobart City Council. The design team comprised Futago’s Kate Owen and Daniel Zika, in collaboration with Judith Abell and Chris Viney. Kate Owen and Judith Abell both travelled to New York to accept the award.

The theme of the trail is ‘sculpture by numbers’ – each installation presents a three-dimensional number (dates, times, quantities, weights, measures) that explore themes relating to their particular locations. Brief and evocative interpretive text opens up the stories of each place. A bold orange and grey graphic identity visually links the sculptures and the way-finding signage through consistent typography and colour application


























Photography: Jonathan Wherrett

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