Shortlisted Books

A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the success of the Nazis

Designed by
Allison Colpoys
Category
Best Designed General Non-Fiction Book (inc. Scholarly and Reference)
Year
2018
Publisher
Scribe Publications

About the Designer

Allison Colpoys is an award-winning book designer and illustrator, and a lover of pattern and typography. A previous Senior Designer at Penguin Books Australia, she now works in-house at Scribe Publications, and freelances through the Jacky Winter group. Allison’s first illustrated picture book, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, won two Australian Book Design Awards, an Australian Book Industry Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBCA’s Crichton Award for the Best New Talent.

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Design Rationale

In this book, author Jurgen Tampke tackles the much-debated question of whether the Treaty of Versailles caused the Second World War. I did quite a bit of picture research for this and was relieved when I found this image of David Lloyd George, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau and Thomas Woodrow Wilson, taken at the Versailles Peace Treaty. I knew I wanted them and the title to appear as large as possible on the cover and for it to appear quite bold. I enjoyed researching fonts that could be appropriate for this period and tone of the title.

Details
Dimensions
153 x 234
No. pages
328
Special finishes
Case: Pantone Neutral Black U & Pantone Bright Red U) + + matt lamination Jacket: CMYK on 128gsm Gloss art + matt lamination + spot UV
Credits
Internal Design
Allison Colpoys
Author
J├╝rgen Tampke