Recollection is an online archive of Australian graphic design between 1960 and 1990. To coincide with the launch of the project’s third iteration in October 2016, a comprehensive family of custom typefaces and specimen book were developed by Vincent Chan and Dominic Hofstede. These fonts attempt to capture the spirit of Australian graphic design’s key evolutionary period.
A graphic designer that specialises in type design and a PhD candidate at Monash University, Chan's research is concerned with forms of design practice that embrace a speculative position towards the discipline’s very raison d’être and the conditions and nature of practice. Furthermore he is invested in pedagogical frameworks that address and promote this enquiry. He teaches at Monash University and RMIT University and proposes typefaces and pedagogical projects under the moniker Matter of Sorts.
Hofstede’s extensive and varied career in graphic design has included practice, writing, research and teaching. His Melbourne studio Hofstede Design (1996–2015) was renowned for its commitment to typographic craft. In 2009 he established Re:collection, an online archive of Australian graphic design between 1960 and 1990. In 2014 he was appointed as an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash Art Design and Architecture.