Shortlisted Books

Between You & Me

Designed by
W.H. Chong
Category
Best Designed Non-fiction Book
Year
2016
Publisher
Text Publishing

About the Designer

W. H. Chong is the long-time design director at Text Publishing and designed their logo. In 2013 Chong was inducted into the Australian Book Design Hall of Fame. He is a founding member of ABDA, serving as Secretary from 2014 to 2016. He has written and spoken about book design, and blogged on art and culture for Crikey and Daily Review. He is also an exhibiting artist.  …

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Design Rationale

Brief: Design a stylish demi-hardback for a witty book about grammar and language for very literary readers, and grammar geeks, by a legendary copy editor at the New Yorker magazine. Design: The subtitle inspired a crown constructed from punctuation, while the type is based on the well-known New Yorker house font. The spine treatment with its left-side black margin references the magazine’s cover treatment. The whole was kept as spare and elegant as possible. The endpapers are fully punctuated.

Details
Dimensions
141 X 216 mm
No. pages
240
Credits
Internal Design
Ellen Cipriano
Printing
Griffin Press
Author
Mary Norris