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EVENT | Context, living and working 'abroad' by Michael Lugmayr & Eva Dijkstra


24 September 2016

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Dutch couple Michael Lugmayr and Eva Dijkstra run Design by Toko and Print Gallery by Toko and are no strangers to moving around. Both lived in Europe, USA and since 10 years they call Australia home. Throughout their careers, the designers realised how quintessential ‘context’ is in their creative practise and personal lives. Geographic, social and inspirational context heavily inform their creative output and way of life. 

The understanding and appreciation of this complex issue makes their practise such a powerhouse in Australian design. Recently awarded the Australian Design Honours by the ADC for bringing their Dutch sensibility to Australian graphic design thereby raising the bar for contemporary design solutions both here and internationally.

Michael will discuss the agencies journey from Rotterdam to Sydney and how understanding context helped to create a unique signature to become a highly sought after practise for all things (graphic) design.

He will further elaborate on current and recent Design by Toko projects for clients including the City of Sydney, the White Rabbit Gallery, ADC, the Australian Institute of Architects and many more.

About ‘Design by Toko’
Design by Toko is a graphic design studio creating thoughtful and contemporary design solutions in the varied domain of commerce and culture. From concept and design to realisation, the studio offers a full creative service within branding, digital, spatial and print design.

Since it's inception in 2001, Design by Toko has worked on a wide range of projects in equally as many industries. Collaborating with clients who seek distinctive and innovative design solutions through creative lateral thinking, quality design and execution.

Small-scale to monumental, local to global, start-up or established, it is the studio's pursuit to discover the ultimate potential of a project or brief. Resolving each design task with clarity, creativity and authenticity.

About the location
The Australian Design Centre is Australia's leading centre for contemporary craft and design.  Presenting exhibitions, education and public program opportunities and an unrivalled national touring program, ADC plays a critical role in building a significant design culture for this country.

When: 12 October 2016, 6:30 - 8:30pm
WhereAustralian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010
RSVP: Please send an e-mail to || Free entrance for members // Non-Member price $10.00 (cash only upon arrival)