The 2015 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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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 combining of a clean aesthetic with rhythmic and colourful imagery, on a beautiful matt paper and embossed cover. White space and crisp, understated typography was balanced with lots of layers, texture, collage, paint, ink, hand lettering and many illustrations to capture the visual style of triple j – organic, unpolished, subversive and irreverent.

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 combining of a clean aesthetic with rhythmic and colourful imagery, on a beautiful matt paper and embossed cover. White space and crisp, understated typography was balanced with lots of layers, texture, collage, paint, ink, hand lettering and many illustrations to capture the visual style of triple j – organic, unpolished, subversive and irreverent.

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The 2015 triple j Annual was published through ABC Magazines, and could be purchased in newsagents, at ABC online and shops, over the summer period of 2015/16.

The 2015 triple j Annual was published through ABC Magazines, and could be purchased in newsagents, at ABC online and shops, over the summer period of 2015/16.

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triple j

discipline
art direction
editorial
illustration

year
2015

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

cover credits
Kevin Parker — Matt Sav
Courtney Barnett — Mia Mala McDonald 
Illustration — Katherine Brickman

Illustrators — Katherine Brickman, Nat Carroll,
Bradley Cook, Nam Nguyen

Photographers — Tom Barnes, Ryan Egan, Kate Griffin, Norman Hadley, Amy Heathrington, Kane Hibberd, Dave Kan, Sam Korotkov, Ian Laidlaw, Ulrich Lenferr, Bianca Levai, Mia Mala McDonald, Rodney Magazinovic, Dave May, Tim Pass, Russell Privett, Cody Roberts, Matt Sav, Yael Stempler, Elize Strydom, Jason Treuen, Neal Walters, Cameron Weightman, Wilk

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

Folio Photography — Mark Lobo

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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.

© 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.