Considering it's Australia Day weekend, it seems somewhat necessary that I regail you with some nice and crunchy vernacular design. These are all from the book Symbols of Australia by Mimmo Cozzolino which used to reign supreme in my book case when I was deeply into this stuff. Back when I was constantly searching for the Australian typographic ideal. Of course, such a silly thing doesn't nor can it exist. But there's a doctorate in their somewhere for someone who would want to map the different typologies of our design history.
This isn't the time and the place though. Instead I'll just slam you with quite a few logos from our past. I should note, that even though some of these might come across as racist, these could have been much much worse. My god we have a quaint racist past. Heck, even editing out the truly horrible stuff, what I've left in speaks volumes for what was on our collective mind in days of yore.