Shortlisted Books

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Designed by
Michelle Mackintosh
Category
Best Designed Series (including Classics)
Year
2021
Publisher
Smith Street Books

About the Designer

Michelle Mackintosh is an author, graphic designer and illustrator. She has worked on a number of illustrated books, including cookbooks and craft books. Michelle also designs stationery and logos. She is based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Design Rationale

As fans know how their favourite eras look, the design aims to graphically tell genres’ stories through type, colour and shape. They’re gifty: to be dipped in and out of.

Both use black and one bright or fluro PMS colour to cut through bookshelves. This short hand approach guided the process. Simplicity and carefully chosen graphic elements guide spreads, while a classic sans serif was chosen: an important link that lends a timelessness.

Both have design driven charts, while the spines were chosen for impact. The paper stock for the last sections changes from matte to lighter weight gloss stock.

Details
Dimensions
170 x 210 mm
No. pages
96
Credits
Internal Design
Michelle Mackintosh
Illustration
Michelle Mackintosh
Typesetting
Michelle Mackintosh
Printing
C&C Offset Printing
Author
Steve Wide