- Designed by
- Alissa Dinallo, Zoë Sadokierski, Gemma Warriner
- Best Designed Independent Publication
- 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.View profile
- 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.
- 289 x 380 mm
- No. pages
- Special finishes
- 55gsm newsprint, CMYK printing, unstapled.
- The Newspaper Club