studio catherine griffiths


August poster, A3, digitally printed on 80gsm

June poster, A3, digitally printed on a gloss heavy weight

A6 postcard, front and back

A note on the design


Victoria Wynne-Jones, one of the three volunteer curators at Window, University of Auckland, invited me to be *guest designer* (aka *do anything you like*) for the June show, featuring artists Hannah Valentine and Joshua David. My approach initially was to explore the typographic game of ONSITE / ONLINE — but, for some reason, I was pulled towards the two artists’s names, setting aside the play on letters. I didn’t let on about the original version until after the show opened. The curators were really taken by it (two for one) and so decided to save it for August, giving space to July’s ONSITE Doghaus (Dog Park Art Space Project) and ONLINE Menlow Park Cowboys.

In the June version, the two N’s in HANNAH form a kind of ligature, displacing the symmetry and rhythm somewhat, making it a little tough. Both designs make use of a pink string-line that marks out the two parties and the two spaces.


Catherine Griffiths, 2014

Contemporary art and project space, Window, exists in two states: in its physical location in The University of Auckland’s General Library Foyer, and in the dedicated Online space which runs a complementary programme. Hosting shows that are both internally curated and generated by our collaborators, Window aims to showcase a diverse range of ambitious and engaging projects, artistic or otherwise. At the time of this work, Window was run by Nicola Verdon, Victoria Wynne-Jones and Tim Wagg.




05 a corporate world


exhibition: A bespoke display system for New Zealand Institute of Architects

exhibition: Point of Distance
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 submission

exhibition: Diverse Practice
School of Architecture, VUW

exhibition: ParlourLIVE!
Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 submission

film: Making Waves with 20...

id: Athfield Architects
id: KAREN Network
id: KTA
id: Logan Studio
id: The Oxygen Group
id: Parlour
id: Sharon Jansen Architect
id: Stevens Lawson Architects

online: Interstices Journal

print: A+W•NZ
print: BRAIN magazine, JP
print: Desktop magazine, AU
print: Adam Art Gallery
print: Kristy Gorman
print: Creative New Zealand
print: TypeSHED11

poster: A+W•NZ
poster: A Cadavre Exquis, TS11
poster: Fête du Graphisme 2015
poster: Blue Oyster Art Space
poster: Like This, Like Us
poster: Man-Made
poster: Salted:Singlet
poster: Things That Move Me
poster: Wonder-Land
poster: Window

wayfinding: Athfield Architect
wayfinding: Distance Markers
wayfinding: Fran Wilde Walk

Poster for Window


client: Window Gallery, University of Auckland

New Zealand

Poster and postcard, June and August windows, 2014

related links


2000s selected

Athfield Architects
REANNZ Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand
The Oxygen Group

1990s selected/archived

Creative New Zealand
Victoria University
Wools of New Zealand


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