Shortlisted Books

Cordite Books Series 3
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Designed by
Zoë Sadokierski
Category
Best Designed Series (including Classics)
Year
2019
Publisher
Cordite Books

About the Designer

Zoë is an award-winning designer and writer, and the current President of ABDA. Zoë lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney where she runs a research studio investigating the evolution of books in the digital age. In 2015 she established Bookwork Press, a small publisher of illustrated essays and artist books.

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Design Rationale

This series of Australian poetry books are published ad hoc, as they are ready; designing a series look without knowing what’s in the series is intimidating. The publisher asked for ‘big, bold typography with infographic-style illustrations’. I set myself two constraints: using only Bembo and creating cyanotype-style illustrations. Cyanotype is a printing process used to produce copies of drawings or images that are a shadow of the original. The authors all supplied significant objects that appear in their collection – these images are not summaries of the work but a kind of shadow of it.

Details
Dimensions
152 x 224 mm
No. pages
90
Special finishes
None.
Credits
Internal Design
Zoë Sadokierski, Kent MacCarter
Illustration
Zoë Sadokierski
Typesetting
Kent MacCarter
Printing
McPherson's Printing Group
Author
Various