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Designed by
Evi O.
Best Designed Fully-Illustrated Book over $50
Murdoch Books

About the Designer

Evi O. established her reputation for a strong design aesthetic and collaborative spirit during a decade at Penguin Books, most notably creating award-winning illustrated books in the fields of food, design, interiors, architecture, art, garden and wellness. Her art and design practice ranges across 2D and 3D forms, print and digital, having collaborated with book and magazine publishers, homeware labels, and brands. She practices from her Marrickville studio in Sydney. She is a founding member of ABDA.

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Design Rationale

Garden showcases the author’s best landscape design work. As such, the design and art direction is bold and confident. Throughout, punchy typographic detail creates visual interest within a refined, simple grid. Commissioned photography of key plants and objects create striking first and final chapters, moving the publication away from a typical book-as-folio structure. To create further distinction, the cover design is intended to help the book feel like a desirable, unique object. Graphic photography, black spray edging, almost-flush binding and a very bold typographic spine create a tough, confident block: stunning on its own, and a strong tower when stacked.

280 x 220 mm
No. pages
Internal Design
Evi O.
1010 Printing
William Dangar