I just had a fabulous weekend in Canberra with my girlfriends. What surprised me the most was how changed Canberra is with its architecture and graphics. The new modern architecture is in keeping with the best of the older modernist buildings and Canberra is looking good.
The National Portrait Gallery is truly jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The interior is even better than the exterior.
Graphic design was consistently good too. Our hotel had lovely brown paper placemats in the restaurant, La Bicycleta with a beautiful line drawing of a bicycle in the corner. Very simple, practical and quite beautiful.
I really like the logo for The National Museum, shown at the top – the tagline for the museum was 'Join the Conversation'.