Shortlisted Books

Last Words
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Designed by
Andy Warren
Category
Best Designed General Non-Fiction Book (inc. Scholarly and Reference)
Year
2018
Publisher
Hardie Grant Books an Imprint of Hardie Grant Publishing s

About the Designer

Andy is an award winning Melbourne based designer. After graduating from RMIT in 2013, Andy interned then eventually worked as a designer at Hardie Grant Books. Working across a range of non-fiction titles, the work produced here led Andy to be awarded Young Designer of the Year in 2017. Andy is now working in-house at Five Mile as Senior Designer.

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Design Rationale

Ronald Ryan – prison escapee, criminal, family man, murderer, murdered. Last Words is the story of the last victim of capital punishment in Australia. An enigmatic criminal, Ryan’s punishment divided Australia. Barry Dickins take on the affair offers a voice to Ryan who had his taken away. This cover nods to wanted posters and newspaper headlines. A photograph of Ryan with his mouth torn away nods to the title and the fact that Ryan was never able to tell the story, his story of the alleged murder and events that lead to his death.

Details
Dimensions
135x210
No. pages
92
Special finishes
Uncoated stock
Credits
Typesetting
Cannon Typesetting
Printing
McPherson’s Printing Group
Author
Barry Dickins