Australian culture has revolved around the beach since Captain Cook arrived boot-clad on the sandy shores of Botany Bay. Disgusted with sand in his single-buckled boots, but needing protection from the scorching sand, Cook sought and alternative. A cheap, rubber alternative. Influential on Australian lifestyle, the beach of course brings its own dress code– the humble double plugger. Dress them up, dress them down, it's a versatile and essential item of footwear. Whether purchased at the local supermarket, designer surf store or mysteriously discovered in the back of the Sandman, the Aussie thong represents the typical Australian outlook on life: social, comfortable and ever fashionable.
Cherise Conrick is the owner and creative director of Type Space Pty Ltd in Adelaide, South Australia.
After graduating with an honours degree in Visual Communication from the University of South Australia in 2000 she worked in various studios around Adelaide predominantly in packaging, identity and publication design before establishing her own graphic design studio. She also teaches Visual Communication at the University of South Australia.
She has served on the South Australian AGDA council for nine years and has performed a variety of roles. She is presently the President in South
Australia and sits on the AGDA National Council.