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A Century of Colour in Design
  • Commended

Designed by
Evi O., Nicole Ho, Kait Polkinghorne, Evi O. Studio
Best Designed Fully-Illustrated Book under $50
Thames & Hudson Australia

About the Designer

Evi O. established her reputation for a strong design aesthetic and collaborative spirit during a decade at Penguin Books, most notably creating award-winning illustrated books in the fields of food, design, interiors, architecture, art, garden and wellness. Her art and design practice ranges across 2D and 3D forms, print and digital, having collaborated with book and magazine publishers, homeware labels, and brands. She practices from her Marrickville studio in Sydney. She is a founding member of ABDA.

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Design Rationale

Cataloguing the use of colour through furnitures, the design utilises data as design elements. Mapping the use of colours through strips and dots eye-dropped from objects, readers can flick and scan how colours get richer overtime – from limited red, blue and yellow in the past to complex mix of colours today. Designers are represented by colour blocks of their palette, again using colour as design language. The cover is an abstract illustration of an iconic chair, revealing its full form when the full cover is observed, otherwise a graphic cover for this design-as-object exercise, with sprayed-edges completing the package.

156 x 215 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Red sprayed edges
Internal Design
Evi O., Nicole Ho, Kait Polkinghorne, Evi O. Studio
Evi O., Nicole Ho and Kait Polkinghorne, Evi O. Studio
C&C Offset Printing
David Harrison