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Designed by
Ngaio Parr
Best Designed Fully-Illustrated Book over $50
Thames & Hudson Australia

About the Designer

Ngaio Parr leads her independent studio as a designer, art director, and illustrator. The studio collaborates on a range of work including publication design, illustration, art direction, curation, set & space design, visual identity, and other printed matter. Select clients include The New York Times, Thames & Hudson, Red Bull, Penguin,, Buzzfeed, Hachette, Disney, HP, Leanne Ford, Secret 7 and Adobe. Ngaio Parr founded her eponymous studio in 2014. She studied Fine Arts at QUT, and Design at QCA…

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Design Rationale

Clay was designed to showcase the tactility of the ceramic medium, while also reflecting the approachable modern way Amber writes about what she loves. The tactile uncoated flush-cut board cover pulls the reader in and sets the tone for the reading experience, and a number of different setups working within the same grid create appeal and continuity. Challenges included creating a framework that made 60 different photographic styles (!) work seamlessly, limitations on colour and typography due to international syndication, and working to ensure the custom cover imagery represented the artists within the book well.

195 x 255 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Flush cut with back foil on title
Internal Design
Ngaio Parr
1010 Printing
Amber Creswell Bell