Entering the Surry Hills premises of Harcus Design, I am immediately struck by the pervasive air of creativity in the studio emanating in large part from the beautiful packaging on shelf displays and in various stages of construction on worktops.

And it doesn’t take more than a few minutes of conversation to confirm that the primary source of this inventive energy is my interview subject, the celebrated Annette Harcus.

At the Australian Graphic Design Awards (AGDA) Hall of Fame Induction in November last year, the tribute to Harcus recognised her many achievements, noting that “for nearly 40 years she has created outstanding design across many disciplines, and her distinctive work is admired internationally, honoured by awards and featured in many publications”.

Click here to read the full story in the PKN January/February magazine.

Food & Drink Business

Australian Food and Grocery Council CEO Tanya Barden says research by the Council shows the value food and grocery manufacturing brings to the economy and local communities.

CSIRO scientists have development new technology to detect gluten in any food and show which grain it comes from, helping to track any contamination in the raw ingredient supply chain, as well accuracy in pack labelling around gluten-free claims.

The 155-year-old milk pasteurisation process is being challenged by a new patented technology from The Wholey Milk Co. Doris Prodanovic reports.