Shortlisted Books

Klee Mutations

Designed by
Duncan Blachford
Category
Best Designed Independent Book
Year
2019
Publisher
Tempo Haus

About the Designer

Duncan is a designer with over eight years experience in the book publishing industry, having worked with Black Inc. books in Melbourne and Bloomsbury Publishing in London. He is currently undertaking a Master of Communication Design at RMIT University, and is the publisher at Tempo Haus.

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Design Rationale

This book was made as part of a studio in the Master of Communication Design at RMIT University in the second semester of 2017, led by Stuart Geddes. The cover was substantially redesigned in February 2018, and the book was published in March 2018 to be made available at the 2018 Melbourne Art Book Fair. The book has since been studied within the The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at University of Massachusetts Boston. The idea for Klee Mutations was to mistranslate Paul Klee’s ‘Pedagogical Sketchbook’ – a book based on Klee’s lectures on visual form at

Details
Dimensions
107.95 x 178.05
No. pages
212
Special finishes
Gloss cover. Internals printed on cream stock.
Credits
Internal Design
Duncan Blachford
Typesetting
Duncan Blachford
Printing
Multiple printers
Author
Duncan Blachford