Shortlisted Books

Oxford Psychology Units 1 + 2

Designed by
Regine Abos, Sue Dani, Leigh Ashforth
Category
Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book
Year
2014
Publisher
Oxford University Press

About the Designer

Reg is an award-winning designer and lecturer who runs the design consultancy Studio Regina. Her passion and expertise lie in book design, having worked extensively with publishers such as Oxford University Press, Black Dog Books (an imprint of Walker Books) and UNICEF. Reg also lectures in Data Visualisation, her other big passion. She runs a blog called Collected, where she designs info graphics on everything from hot chocolates she consumes to the songs stuck in her head.

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Design Rationale

There were several challenges in meeting the design brief: 1) Continuing the successful design of the first edition without replicating it; 2) Selecting images that showed a diversity in race and gender in the age group (kids in years 9 and 10); and 3) Appealing to a mostly feminine audience without being overtly girly. Using a clean, sophisticated approach to the colour palette, image selection and typography addressed these challenges. The black and white close-ups with the spot fluro colour give the covers a contemporary feel and the colour schemes in the interiors were used as a tool for navigation.

Details
Dimensions
210x280mm
No. pages
616
Special finishes
Matt lam + Spot UV + Fluro
Credits
Author
Roger Edwards