Shortlisted Books

Memory Makes Us
  • Winner

Designed by
Alissa Dinallo, Zoë Sadokierski, Gemma Warriner
Category
Best Designed Independent Book
Year
2016
Publisher
IF Book: Australia

About the Designer

Alissa is a Sydney-based book designer who has worked in-house at Allen & Unwin and Penguin Random House. When not designing for commercial publishing houses, Alissa also works closely with writers to create artist’s books and typographic works. She is also a co-founder of BookEating Press, a boutique publishing company. She was named Young Designer of the Year at the 2015 Australian Book Design Awards.

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Design Rationale

A project run by Institute for the Future of the Book Australia in which authors write stories live at festivals, inspired by written memories contributed by the audience. The brief: collate twelve stories written at MMU events between 2013-15 as a ‘book’ in cheap broadsheet format, exploring the notion that memories are ephemeral – the newsprint will eventually fade, the design also needed to reflect the shifting/ephemeral written content. We used a limited colour palette and dynamic grid/typographic system to visually connect the disparate stories, while making each page different. 30,000 words is a lot of text to cram into 36 pages.

Details
Dimensions
289 x 380 mm
No. pages
36
Special finishes
55gsm newsprint, CMYK printing, unstapled.
Credits
Internal Design
Alissa Dinallo, Zoë Sadokierski, Gemma Warriner
Printing
The Newspaper Club
Author
Alissa Dinallo, Zoe Sadokierski and Gemma Warriner