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DR GENE BAWDEN

Deputy Head of Department (Design)

Gene Bawden is Deputy Head of Department (Design) and coordinator of the Communication Design degree.

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Prior to joining Monash in 1998, he worked for ten years as a senior designer and illustrator for both of Melbourne’s daily newspapers, The Age and The Herald Sun. Gene’s current research, and the subject of his PhD, involves an investigation of Australian domestic interiors constructed as a prescriptive but highly charged representation of personal worth, cultural belonging and social alignment. The pivotal role graphic design has played in the dissemination of this representation is a key reference within his investigation.

Gene’s design work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions and his research published in various journals and conference proceedings. In 2009 he secured a British Council Design Researcher Award to pursue his doctoral studies in London and will have a chapter of this work published in Penny Sparke’s “Autobiography and the Modern Interior” in late 2012.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Entries into the 2012 Tokyo Type Directors Awards

The letterforms are based on the bold graphic shapes used by eccentric Australian Wallpaper designer, Florence Broadhurst in her pattern entitled 'turnabouts'.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
AGDA
2010

2010 AGDA poster shortlisted for exhibition at the ICOGRADA Optimism Conference, Brisbane.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
1926

Book: Catalogue Design and layout of “1926”, to accompany exhibition of posters.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Cheer Up

poster design

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Cockatoo

digital illustration

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Cowboy

collage illustration

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Adelaide Fringe
2008

poster design

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Gorgeous
2008

One of a series of posters investigating the world’s most vacuous word.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Hard Rubbish

illustration

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Impact
2011

One of a series of posters promoting the MADA Impact Conference, 2011.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Murder and Mayhem
2011

Typography as biography. Poster series retelling the details of my grandfather’s murder in 1926.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Optimism

poster design

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Perception

Book design for Bernard Hoffert.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Reign

Posters exploring the expense of the Bush commitment to Iraq and Howards refusal to sign the Kyoto Protocol.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Moral Sustainability and Cycling
2010

Book design for Robert Nelson.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Sophie Tucker

Poster design based on Sophie Tucker quote, "I've been rich and I’ve been poor — and believe me, rich is better."

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Tomorrow Belongs to Me
2011

Poster design exploring the title to Cabaret’s “Tomorrow belongs to me”.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Yorrick

Lightcycle design for State of Design Festival.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Telling Tales
2010

Poster design for 2010 exhibition "Telling Tales" at Switchback Gallery, Gippsland Centre for Art and Design.

Dr Gene Bawden, Deputy Head of Department (Design)
Quick Brown Fox
2010

Light cycle design as part of 2010 State of Design Festival.

MADA’s teaching & research staff are creative professionals, leading practitioners and renowned researchers who are at the top of their game, nationally and internationally.

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