Monday, April 27, 2009

Marc Martin

images from A Forest by Marc Martin

Melbourne artist/illustrator/designer Marc Martin is Small & quiet.

Marc recently emailed me to let me know that he has just self-published a little book called A Forest, which he's selling around town at all the good little indie bookshops (Metropolis, Artisan Books, Brunswick Bound, Brunswick St Bookstore, Greville St Books and also at Monkhouse Design in Brunswick). This beautiful little publication is painstakingly illustrated by Marc, and is inspired by the delicate beauty and balance between man-made and organic forms.

A Forest - wall drawing

Identity, branding and program for This Is Not Art (TINA) festival

Poster(?) for This Is Not Art (TINA) festival

Marc's design philosophy hinges on the understated, intricate details that often go unnoticed - the texture of a surface, the softness of a colour... the small (and quiet) things in life.

There are lots more nice things to see in his folio. Check it out.

Identity and design of 24 page Word/Play booklet, exploring the writing of emerging Australian writers and poets, distributed throughout Australia through Avant Card.

Marc did the catalogue for the RMIT sculpture graduate show I wrote about in November. Remember? I loved that little catalogue!

Marc has worked both locally and internationally for studios such as Laurent Fetis and Bureau Paris, France.


  1. Looks like a wonderful piece of design work. Thank you for the link!

  2. does he do commissions? i can just see the cityscape here at chez trbuhovich. going to find the book this week. x shelley t

  3. Do you happen to know where I could pick up a copy in Brisbane, QLD? It's just beautiful work.

  4. Hey Jess, Natalie and Kim - thanks so much for your comments, I'm sure Marc will be so happy for your feedback!

    ClaireK - I'm sure Marc would send you a copy if you contact him by email (details on his website!)

    Shelley - Yes contact Marc, I'm sure he would do a commission! :) Excited to see you on the 10th!

    Lucy xxx