As a nation (particularly through politics and the media) we define ourselves by sporting triumphs in the face of real and imagined adversities. Surely the boxing kangaroo is a symbol for a nation used to “punching above its weight”. As people, we define ourselves by four measures—gender, age, birthplace and religion. I was more interested in what these statistics said about contemporary Australia, and how interrelated we are to the rest of humanity.
Matthew Remphrey is owner and Creative Director of graphic design studio Parallax. Based in Adelaide, the studio is perhaps best known for its work in brand development and packaging for the wine industry. Since opening in 2001, Parallax’s work has attracted awards from around the globe and has been published extensively.
Matthew also sits on the Advisory Committee to the South Australian School of Art and Design, University of South Australia and the SA Council of the Australian Graphic Design Association. He lives in Adelaide with his wife Abra, daughter Grace, and sons Harrison and Spencer.