The 2016 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 magazine, we explored a list-style format of 99 'moments', made up of an array of features and approaches: narrative, Q&A, artist contributions, photo essays, graphical stories, and illustrations. I approached this year's art direction elevating the artistic, cheeky, fun AF vibes of triple j through a super bright, colourful palette, hand lettering, and expressive graphic elements, collage and illustrations.

As a stand-alone, special edition publication, each year's Annual has a different look and feel. In this year's magazine, we explored a list-style format of 99 'moments', made up of an array of features and approaches: narrative, Q&A, artist contributions, photo essays, graphical stories, and illustrations. I approached this year's art direction elevating the artistic, cheeky, fun AF vibes of triple j through a super bright, colourful palette, hand lettering, and expressive graphic elements, collage and illustrations.

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With sellout shows across the world in 2016 and Splendour's biggest festival tune to his name, Flume was a natural fit for the cover. Paired with a tuna of course – the national broadcaster and listeners designated mascot for massive tunes.

Arriving at the cheeky idea of Flume poking fun at photos of typical fisherman lauding over their prideful catch, we collaborated with Los Angeles photographer Jasmine Safaeian and stylist David Bonney, along with local Sydney illustrator Katherine Brickman to bring the cover to life.

With sellout shows across the world in 2016 and Splendour's biggest festival tune to his name, Flume was a natural fit for the cover. Paired with a tuna of course – the national broadcaster and listeners designated mascot for massive tunes.

Arriving at the cheeky idea of Flume poking fun at photos of typical fisherman lauding over their prideful catch, we collaborated with Los Angeles photographer Jasmine Safaeian and stylist David Bonney, along with local Sydney illustrator Katherine Brickman to bring the cover to life.

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The 2016 triple j Annual was published through ABC Magazines, and could be purchased in newsagents, at ABC online and shops, over the summer period of 2016/17.

The 2016 triple j Annual was published through ABC Magazines, and could be purchased in newsagents, at ABC online and shops, over the summer period of 2016/17.

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triple j

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art direction
editorial
illustration
lettering

year
2016

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

cover credits
Flume, September 2016
Photography — Jasmine Safaeian
Stylist — David Bonney
Illustrator — Katherine Brickman

*No tunas were harmed.
Our fish friend on the cover is faker than a Johnny Depp dog-smuggling apology.

Illustrators — Katherine Brickman, Nat Carroll, Bradley Cook, Stacy Gougoulis, Lushsux, Scott Marsh, Celeste Mountjoy, Ellen Porteus, Brent ‘Biffy’ Smith, Joseph Wharehinga, Whoopi & Myk, Aimee Young

Photographers — Edwin Bautista, Cole Bennetts, Sam Brumby, Jason Cairnduff, Chris Chan, Jon Durr, Erika Gidley, Steve Gullick, Allison Gutekunst, Nick Haggarty, Bob Hall, Ben Houdijk, Dave Kan, Ben Knight, Sam Korotkov, Sats Kramer, Ian Laidlaw, Jeremy Lee, Lushsux, Tim Lyons, Jacquie Manning, Scott Marsh, Marufish, Jason Miklacic, Giulia Giannini McGauran, Russell Privett, Jasmine Safaeian, Thomas Savage, Brett Schewitz, Gage Skidmore, WILK, Luke Williams, Corey Wilson

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.