Shortlisted Books

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

Designed by
Dirk Hiscock
Category
Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over $50
Year
2016
Publisher
National Gallery of Victoria
Design Rationale

The Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei publication presented the challenge of creating an aesthetic that was complementary to both artists, resulting in somewhat of a balancing act between the use of colour, embellishments, fonts, paper stocks and linen. The common thread running throughout the publications was the use of silver, referencing Warhols’ studio and production techniques, paired with the more grounded/Weiwei-esque quality of grey pantones and linen. The hardcover was available in 3 varying silk screened linen covers, printed CMYK plus 2 PMS (silver/grey) 4 page uncoated tip ins throughout, gilt edging and blind deboss on back cover.

Details
Dimensions
280 x 220 mm
No. pages
328
Credits
Photography
Justine Frost and Philip White
Printing
Australian Book Connection
Author
Edited by Max Delany and Eric Shiner