Shortlisted Books

A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan

Designed by
Daniel New- Membership lapsed
Category
Best Designed Scholarly and Reference Book
Year
2016
Publisher
Lantern an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

Daniel works closely with publishers and authors to capture unique stories and bring their visions to life. He was previously art director and designer at Lantern, Penguin Books, where he worked for a decade with experts in food, lifestyle and design. He is an award-winning designer with over 20 years’ experience. Daniel was a founding member of the Australian Book Designers Association and in 2017 he founded ‘New Studio’ in Surry Hills, Sydney.

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Design Rationale

A guide straddling high-end accommodation and the spectrum of eating, from street food to five-star. The design needed to be both opulent and user-friendly. Cover: An illustration of an actual doorway in India that shows the melding of cultures and religions through pattern and architecture. Internals: Chris, the author, supplied snapshots from her travels. Itss rare to have shots of precisely what is being written about, so I used more, rather than less, and ran them small, alongside the text. A mix of classic serif fonts and colour-coded chapters hopefully make for a sophisticated, yet approachable read.

Details
Dimensions
140 x 200 mm
No. pages
304
Special finishes
5th spot colour with gold foil
Credits
Photography
Christine Manfierld
Illustration
Daniel New (cover)
Typesetting
Post Pre-Press Group
Printing
1010 Printing
Author
Christine Manfield