Shortlisted Books

On Bones
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Stuart Geddes
Category
Best Designed Independent Book
Year
2020
Publisher
Broken Valley Arts

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

The photographs in this book were taken on black and white 35mm film, in six weeks, in six cities, across five continents, leading up to the 31st December 1999. Twenty years later, they were exhibited and made into this book. Eschewing the chronological, the book was designed as a sequence that exposed what the photographer was observing: cities, being alone, being together, commerce, friendship, motion, inertia, kindness, carelessness, belief, place. The main design task was to find this sequence. The rest was production design: printing in two blacks and a grey, layflat binding, the right paper, the right size.

Details
Dimensions
165 x 241 mm
No. pages
160
Credits
Internal Design
Stuart Geddes
Photography
Jon Frank
Typesetting
Stuart Geddes
Printing
1010 Printing
Author
Jon Frank