Ecologies of Invention

The fundamental objecti

The case of the publication shows an extreme detail of the cover, so that there is a sense of discovery on opening.

The case of the publication shows an extreme detail of the cover, so that there is a sense of discovery on opening.

Ecologies of Invention

Cover design featuring Mark Newson’s invention

Crafted typography with a breathing grid, to emphasis the dialogue between collaborating inventors

Crafted typography with a breathing grid, to emphasis the dialogue between collaborating inventors

Internal spread focussing on a collaborative installation between artists and scientists.

Internal spread focussing on a collaborative installation between artists and scientists.

The objective of this book was to explore the role that inventiveness plays across all fields of research and not, as it is customarily believed, only applicable to a few fields such as medicine, engineering and the physical sciences. Discussing a general perception that invention originates from scientific discovery alone.
The contributions in this publication, all from the Sydney University’s extensive Alumni, address how to foster inventiveness within academic communities of diverse scholars, artists, architects, designers, historians, engineers, doctors, physicists, chemists, lawyers and economists.
The cover utilises the ultimate in product design from Mark Newson, encapsulating his journey as an inventor and highlighting the very subject of the publication.
The overall design has a ‘breathing’ grid where the text columns move in and out in a reference to the human breathe and fluidity of the inventive dialogue that exists between the contributors. Great detail was given to the typography to emphasis the beauty possible with a print-on-demand publication.
Published by Sydney University Press
Editors: Andy Dong, John Conomos and Brad Buckley

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