August 17, 2012
Australian Characters represents the collaboration between young urban Aboriginal artist Sarrita King and typographer Spike Hibberd for the purpose of instigating a dialogue about the question of what it means to be Australian.
Australian Characters is a typeface realized out of necessity. A necessity to stimulate a dialogue about who we are as Australians, what we represent, what has shaped us and where we are going.
This typeface is a set of tools, a vehicle for expression. It has been created for the Australian public to interact with and consequently introduce a international discourse around the theme of Australian identity.
From this forum we hope Australians will discuss a broad range of themes and encourage a rich source of deliberation that clarifies and broadens our understanding for all generations.