L-R: Uncanny Algorithms (Hayley Cumming), Lucidum (Josh Riesel), BlackOut (Rachel Holt & Madi Chan), Wester'ly (Huy Nguyen)
Are you completing postgraduate work in design?
Do you have a capstone project that you have been working on (for what seems like forever)? Would you like to share your ideas, your hard work, your late nights, your blood, sweat and tears to the world? Let us help you to bring your project to a wider audience. Actually, we want to tell the story of your project.
What kind of projects are we interested in?
Any project, as long as it is related to design! If you are working in communication, experience, object, or spatial design, or even another field of design that does not fit into these broad categories, then we are interested.
What do you need to do?
Just get in touch and let us know a bit about your project. Send us a quick precis, along with some images, and any links to websites, portfolios or the like that you have created for the project.
What will happen then?
If we feel your project is a good fit with our journal, and with the theme of a particular issue, we will work with you to put together an article to appear in Ligature Journal, in print and/or online. We may interview you, ask to submit more material, or get you to do more writing. Ultimately, we are aiming to produce an article of about 1,000 words, supported by images.
Go to our contact page and get in touch now!
Our readers are designers and/or people interested in design, they want to explore how design works and the thinking behind design. They are well educated (typically to a tertiary level). We like to imagine them as thoughtful, intelligent and questioning (just like us!). They are fluent across all media—they are readers of magazines as well as books, and are engaged online as well. While the age range is fairly broad—from mid-20s through to 60s—our typical reader is in their late 20s or early 30s.
Tone of voice
Above all, we aim for engaging, accessible articles that convey the passion our contributors have for design. The writing within the Journal tends towards a more measured and matter-of-fact tone. While it reflects the expertise and deep knowledge of their subjects our contributors bring, the writing should avoid being stuffy or unnecessarily elitist, or overly academic. There is certainly scope to explore your more casual and irreverent side, and to not take yourself too seriously.
Other stuff you should know
There are no fees or payments involved with your submission.
We, Tiliqua Press Pty Ltd, as publisher of Ligature Journal, will endeavour, as far as possible to accurately portray your project based on the information available, ie that you supply.
We, Tiliqua Press Pty Ltd, as publisher of Ligature Journal, have no intention of ever claiming any ownership of your work. However, we reserve the right to publish any article we may create both in print and online to promote your project and for the secondary promotion of Ligature Journal.