Shortlisted Books

Law Alive

Designed by
Glen McClay, Sue Dani
Category
Best Designed Educational Tertiary Book
Year
2016
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Design Rationale

Law Alive utilizes a combination of geometric shapes interwoven with textures, subtle extracts and symbolic references to political, social, economic and cultural life in New Zealand. The intersecting shapes give reference to bothcollaborations (rather than finding a winner or loser) and conflicts (rules and regulations to everyday problems: commercial dealings, family disputes, crime etc). Thick horizontal lines divide the title elements and bring a level of stability and order in an otherwise chaotic cover design. Textures in the cover are carried through the internals and are used to subtly soften the design while still maintaining an overall authoritativeness.

Details
Dimensions
190 x 245 mm
No. pages
272
Credits
Printing
Sheck Wah Tong Printing
Author
Grant Morris