Australian Ruins

Another Helvetica driven poster for the Australian Tourist Commission. The characteristics of the Helvetica typeface are: a square dot over the i and a double story a in lower case. In upper case it’s the way the horizontal part of the A is lowered.

I’ve never seen the ruins of this Convict-built church. Been to Tasmania twice and missed it both times.

There’s a fashion model vogueing in the entrance.

| Australian Tourist Association, Poster, photograph by N Murray, 1969? |

Anthony Trollope described Port Arthur as “a most wonderful place, almost an island, and probably the most picturesque spot ever selected as an enforced home for felons.”

Yes, I must visit.

Julia Ritson

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