The 2014 publication of all things music for triple j.

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triple j’s annual magazine is a celebration of the year’s best bits in music and all things triple j – wrapped up in to a bold, fun, beautiful, irreverent package of 124 pages. Filled with things throughout the year that mattered most to triple j listeners, the Annual contains features penned by much-loved station presenters, coverage on the year's hottest names in music, comedy-gold, jaw-dropping photography and art that makes for a coffee-table must-have.

triple j’s annual magazine is a celebration of the year’s best bits in music and all things triple j – wrapped up in to a bold, fun, beautiful, irreverent package of 124 pages. Filled with things throughout the year that mattered most to triple j listeners, the Annual contains features penned by much-loved station presenters, coverage on the year's hottest names in music, comedy-gold, jaw-dropping photography and art that makes for a coffee-table must-have.

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The magazine's cover, a collaboration between Russell Privett, Katherine Brickman and myself, is a gold-foil-celebratory-confetti affair re-living one of my favourite music moments of 2014: at Big Day Out, standing in the biggest sea of reflective, raining confetti; Arcade Fire howled Here Comes The Night Time into the sky while it turned to dusk in the background. Just magic!

The magazine's cover, a collaboration between Russell Privett, Katherine Brickman and myself, is a gold-foil-celebratory-confetti affair re-living one of my favourite music moments of 2014: at Big Day Out, standing in the biggest sea of reflective, raining confetti; Arcade Fire howled Here Comes The Night Time into the sky while it turned to dusk in the background. Just magic!

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As a stand-alone, special edition publication, each year's Annual has a different look and feel. In this year's approach, I explored a celebratory and irreverent tone of voice: from a bright and bold colour palette, expressive hand-lettering, cheeky graphic elements splashed loosely about unapologetically, imagery placed in many differing forms and shapes, to breaking mould with the rules of typography. 

As a stand-alone, special edition publication, each year's Annual has a different look and feel. In this year's approach, I explored a celebratory and irreverent tone of voice: from a bright and bold colour palette, expressive hand-lettering, cheeky graphic elements splashed loosely about unapologetically, imagery placed in many differing forms and shapes, to breaking mould with the rules of typography. 

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The 2014 triple j Annual was published through ABC Magazines, and could be purchased in newsagents, at ABC online and shops, over the summer period of 2014/15.

Below are some of the pieces I created during the concept phase, or that ended up on the proverbial cutting-room floor.

The 2014 triple j Annual was published through ABC Magazines, and could be purchased in newsagents, at ABC online and shops, over the summer period of 2014/15.

Below are some of the pieces I created during the concept phase, or that ended up on the proverbial cutting-room floor.

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credits
Editor — Kate McMahon
Art Direction & Design — Nat Carroll
Annual EP — Meagan Loader

cover credits
Arcade Fire, January 2014 
Photography — Russell Privett
Illustration — Katherine Brickman

Illustrators — Katherine Brickman, Nat Carroll, Bradley Cook,
James Gulliver Hancock, Georgia Hill, Steph Hughes,
Luke Okay, Ngaio Parr

Photographers — @eatskeet.com, Tomas Appleby, Margie Burin, Courtney Barnett, Liam Cushing, Jo Duck, Rachel Epstein, Lisa Frieling, Gabriel Green, Kate Griffin, Kane Hibberd, Brook James, Dave Kan, Leslie Kirchhoff, Ian Laidlaw, Dave May, Jason Nocito, Tim Pass, Russell Privett, Jarrad Seng, Andrew Stace, Elize Strydom, Jason Treuen, David Ulrich, Mike Williams, Dan Wilton

A massive thanks to all of the triple j staff for their creative contribution.

Folio Photography  Mark Lobo

credits
Editor — Kate McMahon
Art Direction & Design — Nat Carroll
Annual EP — Meagan Loader

cover
Arcade Fire, January 2014 
Photography — Russell Privett
Illustration — Katherine Brickman

Illustrators — Katherine Brickman, Nat Carroll, Bradley Cook,
James Gulliver Hancock, Georgia Hill, Steph Hughes,
Luke Okay, Ngaio Parr

Photographers — @eatskeet.com, Tomas Appleby, Margie Burin, Courtney Barnett, Liam Cushing, Jo Duck, Rachel Epstein, Lisa Frieling, Gabriel Green, Kate Griffin, Kane Hibberd, Brook James, Dave Kan, Leslie Kirchhoff, Ian Laidlaw, Dave May, Jason Nocito, Tim Pass, Russell Privett, Jarrad Seng, Andrew Stace, Elize Strydom, Jason
Treuen, David Ulrich, Mike Williams, Dan Wilton

credits
Editor — Kate McMahon
Art Direction & Design — Nat Carroll
Annual EP — Meagan Loader

cover
Arcade Fire, January 2014 
Photography — Russell Privett
Illustration — Katherine Brickman

Illustrators — Katherine Brickman, Nat Carroll, Bradley Cook,
James Gulliver Hancock, Georgia Hill, Steph Hughes,
Luke Okay, Ngaio Parr

Photographers — @eatskeet.com, Tomas Appleby, Margie Burin, Courtney Barnett, Liam Cushing, Jo Duck, Rachel Epstein, Lisa Frieling, Gabriel Green, Kate Griffin, Kane Hibberd, Brook James, Dave Kan, Leslie Kirchhoff, Ian Laidlaw, Dave May, Jason Nocito, Tim Pass, Russell Privett, Jarrad Seng, Andrew Stace, Elize Strydom, Jason Treuen, David Ulrich, Mike Williams, Dan Wilton

credits
Editor — Kate McMahon
Art Direction & Design — Nat Carroll
Annual EP — Meagan Loader

cover
Arcade Fire, January 2014 
Photography — Russell Privett
Illustration — Katherine Brickman

Illustrators — Katherine Brickman, Nat Carroll, Bradley Cook,
James Gulliver Hancock, Georgia Hill, Steph Hughes,
Luke Okay, Ngaio Parr

Photographers — @eatskeet.com, Tomas Appleby, Margie Burin, Courtney Barnett, Liam Cushing, Jo Duck, Rachel Epstein, Lisa Frieling, Gabriel Green, Kate Griffin, Kane Hibberd, Brook James, Dave Kan, Leslie Kirchhoff, Ian Laidlaw, Dave May, Jason Nocito, Tim Pass, Russell Privett, Jarrad Seng, Andrew Stace, Elize Strydom, Jason Treuen, David Ulrich, Mike Williams, Dan Wilton

credits
Editor — Kate McMahon
Art Direction & Design — Nat Carroll
Annual EP — Meagan Loader

cover
Arcade Fire, January 2014 
Photography — Russell Privett
Illustration — Katherine Brickman

Illustrators — Katherine Brickman, Nat Carroll, Bradley Cook, James Gulliver Hancock, Georgia Hill, Steph Hughes, Luke Okay, Ngaio Parr

Photographers — @eatskeet.com, Tomas Appleby, Margie Burin, Courtney Barnett, Liam Cushing, Jo Duck, Rachel Epstein, Lisa Frieling, Gabriel Green, Kate Griffin, Kane Hibberd, Brook James, Dave Kan, Leslie Kirchhoff, Ian Laidlaw, Dave May, Jason Nocito, Tim Pass, Russell Privett, Jarrad Seng, Andrew Stace, Elize Strydom, Jason Treuen, David Ulrich, Mike Williams, Dan Wilton

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Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist.  Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

Oh hallo there!

I'm Nat Carroll, an art director, graphic designer, illustrator and strategist. Most days you'll find me tucked away in my studio down on the south coast, next to the ocean and amongst the trees. I'm a wonderer, I'm a wanderer. An escape-artist, and adventure-seeker. I'm a tragic plant-lady, vinyl, book and dog-rescuer. A foodie, music and arts lover. I'm mesmerised by all the patterns, shapes, lines and colours.

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© Nat Carroll — 2018 — Art direction, graphic design, illustration and strategy — For creative, entrepreneurial and purpose-driven types — I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

© Nat Carroll — 2018 — Art direction, graphic design, illustration and strategy — For creative, entrepreneurial and purpose-driven types — I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

© Nat Carroll — 2018 — Art direction, graphic design, illustration and strategy — For creative, entrepreneurial and purpose-driven types. 

I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

© Nat Carroll — 2018 — Art direction, graphic design, illustration and strategy — For creative, entrepreneurial and purpose-driven types

I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.