The history and practice of Industrial Design in Victoria Australia is my research interest and this blog include posts related to this interest as well as my practice as a designer and design educator.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Hackney Riots - On Einstein's doorstep
The current riots in Hackey are literally on the doorstep of good friend and designer Tony Pletts from Einstein's Octopus. In September I stayed in Hackney with Tony and walked each day up Mare Street. I met Tony in 1986 when he visited John Westwood Design Associates as a travelling backpacker. Tony worked for a time in Spotswood, with Mother's Art productions, one of Melbourne's premier production companies for the advertising and film industry. Described as a polymath Tony has many careers; designer, writer, publisher and father.
Scenes on the street - Tom Matano designed Mazda MX5 a target in Hackney riots.