Living and working in Sydney, Mark Gowing has been designing identities, books and posters for over 25 years. Mark is driven by the belief that design is as much about feeling as it is about understanding. This commitment has ben exhibite4d in his work for leading cultural institutions such as Hopscotch Films, the Sydney Opera House, the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Much of Mark’s work is characterised by investigations into typography and language through his experimentation with abstraction and form. In recent years this inquiry has evolved beyond the communications-based traditions of design and into experimental formats of self expression.
Mark’s work has been exhibited and published around the world. He has received numerous international awards and in 2008 became the first Australian to win the Gold Medal at the Warsaw International Poster Biennale, which has since been followed by a Golden Bee at the Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design in 2010 and a Gold Medal at the Mexico International Poster Biennale in 2012.
In 2013 Mark founded Formist Publishers with the vision of producing interesting, progressive and beautiful publications via the documentation of artists and ideas.