Shortlisted Books

Black Caviar

Designed by
Category
Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over $50
Year
2014
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers

About the Designer

Design Rationale

The goal with this gifty illustrated edition was to create something elegantly commercial that would appeal to the love that people have for Black Caviar. Finding the cover shot by Bronwen Healy enabled us to crop in tightly on the horse at full flight. We got the type out of her way, immortalised her in black and white and then used her distinctive salmon and black theme to build out the case and endpaper designs. The internals had to balance photography from multiple sources with a lot of words and we used DPS photographic pauses to help set the pace.

Details
Dimensions
200x230mm
No. pages
448
Special finishes
French fold gloss & matt uv jacket, gloss case, ribbon, spotted head & tail bands
Credits
Author
Gerard Whateley