Barrie Tucker, Australia (1979)
Although Barrie Tucker attended art school in Australia as a boy and as a teenager, he had no formal education in design. He travelled to Europe in 1966 and learnt design ‘on the job’ at Reust Propaganda in Zürich. In the three years he was there, he worked on projects for Renault Suisse, Shell Chemie and Baumgartner Papier, while after hours he worked hard at illustration. Later on Barrie went to London, where he illustrated for The Times and Penguin Books. Back in Australia (1970), first in Melbourne and then to his home city, Adelaide, where he set up Barrie Tucker Design, creating work for the South Australian Theatre Company. Barrie Tucker is best known internationally for his designs for wine packaging and bottle design remains his major creative activity today. Major awards: first prize, International Cultural Section, Lahti Poster Biennial, 1987; World Star Pack Award, International Packaging Awards, 1995; 3 gold and 2 silver Clio awards for wine packaging, 1995, 1996.