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Hand & Mind
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Klarissa Pfisterer, Pfisterer + Freeman
Best Designed Non-Fiction Book
NewSouth Publishing

About the Designer

With a background in design and branding in Australia and the UK, Klarissa launched Pfisterer + Freeman in 2000, specialising in book projects for publishers big and small and for independent authors with an idea or story to share. She is based at the Abbotsford Convent Arts Precinct, Melbourne.

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Design Rationale

The readership for this book is highly visually educated: architects, landscape architects, design professionals, artists – people interested in process and design. So it was important to create a design that speaks at a more experimental level. We played with generous white space, interesting grid arrangements and a minimal typographic approach – making the most of the images, allowing the drawings to reach out across the page. For the drawings on white backgrounds, we removed the edges of the pages so they become quite dynamic and interesting. It was a rare privilege to have so much space to play!

279 x 224 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Cover with flaps, matt lamination and debossing on cover
Internal Design
Klarissa Pfisterer, Pfisterer + Freeman
Everbest Printing
Edited by Ainslie Murray and Xing Ruan