Shortlisted Books

Early Harvest (Dreams edition)
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Designed by
Regine Abos
Category
Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book
Year
2019
Publisher
100 Story Building

About the Designer

Reg is an award-winning designer and lecturer who runs the design consultancy Studio Regina. Her passion and expertise lie in book design, having worked extensively with publishers such as Oxford University Press, Black Dog Books (an imprint of Walker Books) and UNICEF. Reg also lectures in Data Visualisation, her other big passion. She runs a blog called Collected, where she designs info graphics on everything from hot chocolates she consumes to the songs stuck in her head.

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Design Rationale

Previously a magazine, this year’s Early Harvest (dreams edition) was designed and published as a book. The design brief was set by 15 eleven-year-old students acting as editors — they wanted lots of fonts, colours and textures! In addition to that, there was a plethora of disparate elements that all needed to sit together — different illustration styles from different illustrators, a Choose your Own Adventure story and a flipbook running across the bottom. Cohesion was brought about by using subtle changes in typography, consistent use of dream imagery and paper textures in the background.

Details
Dimensions
210mm x 275mm
No. pages
52
Special finishes
Spot bronze foil on the cover
Credits
Internal Design
Regine Abos
Illustration
Rosemary Fung (cover), various illustrators (interiors)
Typesetting
Regine Abos
Printing
Printgraphics Printgreen
Author
15 students from the Dandenong area