Shortlisted Books

Mongrel Rapture
  • Designers' Choice
  • Winner

Designed by
Stuart Geddes, ARM Architecture
Category
Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over $50, Designers' Choice Book of the Year
Year
2016
Publisher
Uro Publications

About the Designer

Stuart Geddes is a graphic designer and occasional publisher, mostly of books, and occasionally other kinds of projects (magazines and journals, exhibitions and websites). He also co-publishes/edits/designs/prints motorcycle magazine Head Full of Snakes, and is an industry fellow, researcher and PhD candidate at RMIT University.

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Design Rationale

Mongrel Rapture is designed as many kinds of books – hymnal, illuminated manuscript, index, journal, monograph, zine. The energetic but disciplined design owes much to the work itss in the act of capturing: the diverse, obsessive and involved work of ARM. And like the prevalence of construction photos in the book, its design is also about its own book-ness and the requirements of managing sixteen-hundred-and-sixteen pages – the subtle moves needed to be various but comprehensible – and the design of the production: the thin-ness of the paper, the single thumb index, the drape of the binding, the colour burst of the foil.

Details
Dimensions
175 x 250 mm
No. pages
1616
Credits
Typesetting
Stuart Geddes
Printing
Amity Printing
Author
Editors: Mark Raggatt, Maitiú Ward