Shortlisted Books

Basic Plumbing Services Skills
  • Winner

Designed by
Chris Starr
Category
Best Designed Educational Tertiary Book
Year
2017
Publisher
Cengage Learning
Design Rationale

We needed a plumbing series design that would stand out from a market saturated with daggy photo montages. A practical no-fuss approach was appropriate for future tradies; these spiral bound manuals travel onsite. Iconic illustrations were commissioned to represent the field and skill level of each title. Blue to connote water for the plumbing titles, and a ‘Hi Vis’ orange for the ‘brother’ stream of construction titles. The tone we were aiming for was simple but not amateur, masculine but not sexist, modern but not abstract, professional, but not too technical. A clean and methodical approach continues internally.

Details
Dimensions
276 x 210mm
No. pages
444
Special finishes
Matte Lamination Spiral Bound
Credits
Internal Design
Norma Van Rees
Typesetting
Cenveo Publisher Services
Printing
China Translation & Printing Services
Author
Dean Carter