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.

The Big Sleep

This 80pp casebound photo book shows images of people and animals in tranquil repose from a collection by artist Patrick Pound titled The Big Sleep. The found images are actually a subset of a broader collection of Pound’s called People Who Look Dead But (Probably) Aren’t. The book also features an essay about the project by Daniel Palmer. When asked to describe his collections of found photography to the Guardian newspaper, Pound jokingly replied “My work has the look of being made by someone who, having tried to explain the world and having failed, has been reduced to collecting it.”