"Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It is situated in the Australian Capital Territory and is home to Australia’s Federal Government, its administrative agencies, the diplomatic community and five universities. Every year millions of words are promulgated in this city and published in traditional and electronic media across the country and around the world.
It seems logical therefore that our Centenary should celebrate one of the most essential skills exhibited by this city’s government ministers, politicians, apparatchiks, judiciary, reporters, commentators, spin doctors, advertisers and image builders – namely the art of offering thought provoking communication using the awesome power of the printed word.
Every year Canberra unleashes a flood of legislation, policy pronouncements, adversarial debate, news, back-stories, information, character assassinations, in-depth articles, anguished denials, advertising, press releases, blog pontification and tweets. Pouring persuasion and passion into print in both e-ware and tree-ware* is a Canberra art-form.
However despite the plethora of printed words, this city that otherwise has everything, has no exclusive and definitive Canberra typeface....". The design brief can be found http://www.canberra.edu.au/typeface
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