Design + Development

Forde + Nicol create crafted and considered design for print and digital.




Forde + Nicol is a design and digital development studio located on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend this respect to other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians.

At the heart of our process is a commitment to simple, smart and engaging design solutions. We work closely with our clients to craft enduring design outcomes that exceed their expectations.

Forde + Nicol is directed by Dominic Forde and Jonathan Nicol. Our work has been recognised by AGDA, Tokyo Type Directors Club, Create awards and featured in numerous industry publications and books.

To discuss your next project or request further information please contact us.

Ramps, Pools, Ponds and Pipes

Prior to the glossy skate magazines and pro-tours of the late 1980’s, skateboarding’s popularity ebbed and flowed. A lack of facilities meant early skaters had to build their own ramps and locate empty swimming pools, ponds and pipes to develop their skills.

This book is a selection of images from the photographic archive of pioneering Melbourne skater Noel Forsyth. The images are grouped by the inventive locations used by the first generation of skaters in Victoria.The book is 80pp, A5 printed in 2 colours using a riso printer and wiro bound.

As a self published project we were really excited when the book was selected from thousands of entries from around the world as a runner up in the 2015 Paris-Aperture Photobook Awards. It was the only book chosen in 2015 from Australia and was exhibited at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Photo, the world’s most celebrated art fair for works in the photographic medium.

A second edition of the book is currently available for purchase through perimeter books in Melbourne BUY HERE