Shortlisted Books

The Field Guide to Australian Produce

Designed by
Matthew Angel
Category
Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over $50
Year
2017
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Australia
Design Rationale

Taking its cues from mid century references books, vintage field guides and contemporary still life photography, the guide was designed to be unlike any of its predecessors. Art directed and minimalist food photography combined with custom designed fonts brought a unique aesthetic to the book. A major design challenge was treating 100 portrait images supplied by producers that were of various styles and quality. A coloured screen was used to unify the images and bring consistency to each producer profile.

Details
Dimensions
212x282
No. pages
320
Special finishes
Quarter binding with gloss plc
Credits
Internal Design
Matthew Angel
Author
Edited by Alison Fogarty, Jacqui Hagan & Ewan McEoin