Shortlisted Books

An Unreliable Guidebook to Jewellery
  • Winner

Designed by
Ziga Testen and Kim Mumm Hansen
Category
Best Designed Independent Book
Year
2020
Publisher
RMIT Design Hub Gallery
Design Rationale

The seemingly simple yet complex design of this publication embodies and archives the work of renowned New Zealand-born contemporary jeweller Lisa Walker. Like her practice, the book is playful and seemingly chaotic (includes numbers written in Lisa’s handwriting and sections of overlapping text), reflecting the processes and concepts underpinning her work. Designed as a companion to Lisa’s 2019 exhibition at RMIT Design Hub Gallery, the book features Lisa’s meandering reflections on her practice in a bold typeface, complemented by a Q&A with the Curators. These texts are randomly dispersed among images of the 213 works displayed in the exhibition.

Details
Dimensions
140 x 210 mm (W x H)
No. pages
472
Credits
Internal Design
Ziga Testen and Kim Mumm Hansen
Photography
Layla Cluer
Printing
KOPA
Author
By Lisa Walker. Edited by Kate Rhodes and Nella Themelios