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Oxford Psychology Units 1 + 2
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Regine Abos, Sue Dani, Leigh Ashforth
Best Designed Educational Primary/Secondary Book
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.

210 x 280 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Matt lam, Spot UV and Fluoro Pantone
Internal Design
Sue Dani, Regine Abos, Leigh Ashforth
Roger Edwards