Far Kurnell is a collaborative photobook project between Sydney based contemporary art photographer Michael Garbutt and Melbourne based designer Yarron Felder.
This photo series tells the story of the haunting and forgotten land of the Sydney suburb of Kurnell. It beauxtifully documents the juxtaposition between the natural and the unnatural world that is so evidently in conflict. A bleak and tainted place that inhabits the fringe of modern society.
The book design plays directly on the displacement that Kurnell as a suburb has undertaken. I wanted the book to be sensitive to the imagery while building a subtle narrative between the photo pairing and layout.
Steinbeck (published through The Temporary State) was used for the typographic elements. This perfectly imperfect typeface lent itself to irregular and lively typesetting – nodding to the mutant, weird and sometimes unsettling landscape in the photographs.