Shortlisted Books

Art Detective

Designed by
Aisling Gallagher
Category
Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book
Year
2017
Publisher
Cengage Learning
Design Rationale

The cover features a photo-realist painting called ‘Walking in Tall Grass, Tom’ by the Melboune based artist Jan Nelson. The outstanding photo-realist painting of the adolescent called Tom shows remarkable technical virtuosity, seeing what is possible at the juncture of painting and photography. Although a painting, the stunning work hints at the obsession with youth and image in modern culture. The image was chosen to highlight the best in Australian comtemporary art as well as to connect with the target audience.We used a high gloss finish in order to resemble the finish on the original painting.

Details
Dimensions
276 x 210mm
No. pages
240
Special finishes
Lay-flat Hi-Tac Gloss
Credits
Internal Design
Jennai Lee Fai
Illustration
Jan Nelson
Typesetting
Q2A Media
Printing
China Translation & Publishing Services
Author
Michele Stockley