Graphic Design

A Friend of Mine – Paper cut graphics

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 20th September 2011

Graphic identity by Suzy Tuxen of A Friend of Mine, created for last year’s VCE ‘Season of Excellence’ event.

Must admit I’m very slow off the mark with this one, but it’s too beautiful not to share… wouldn’t you agree?

This beautiful paper project is by Melbourne-based graphic designer Suzy Tuxen of A Friend of Mine, and was created for last year’s VCE Season of Excellence event – a series of exhibitions staged by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), to showcase the best creative work produced by VCE students in various fields.

A Friend Of Mine is usually a one-woman show, but for this ambitious project Suzy joined forces with friend and long-time collaborator Ryan Ward (of United Measures!) to create this striking campaign identity and associated print matter.  A series of hand-cut, layered dioramas were crafted for each field of study, each one framed within the silhouette of an arm, reflecting the hard work and enthusiasm evident in the students’ work.  Such a beautiful concept – not to mention razor-sharp execution!

That Ms. Tuxen really is making some amazing work!  More pics and other projects on her website.

Graphic identity by Suzy Tuxen of A Friend of Mine, created for last year’s VCE ‘Season of Excellence’ event.

Handcutting the prototype!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 20th September 2011


  • Camilla 4 years ago

    Incredible & just so, so clever.
    Hurts my head kinda clever!

  • Laura 4 years ago

    gorgeous work! x

  • Margie 4 years ago

    yay for handmade stuff! I love how companies and organisations in Melbourne really support their sole practitioners.

  • Suyin 4 years ago

    thank you for your lovely designs for the Season – looking forward to more!

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    One of my students was accepted into Top Designs. When I received such a gorgeous invitation, it really made it all seem so much more special.

  • Forgotten Fancies 4 years ago

    How clever. Loving her website too. I think I have designer envy…

  • Catherine 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing – love, love, love!!

  • How cool are those? I love things like that, so innovative.

  • Katie I KCandCoBlog 4 years ago

    These are really cool! They look like they take a long time to make too!! Thanks for the post!

  • Hannah 4 years ago

    What a great idea, they look brilliant!

  • Melissa 4 years ago

    I love this. I saw it at the NGV when i visited a while back and still have it.

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