Awards Book Archive

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean
  • Shortlisted

Design Rationale

This book accompanied the exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Curtains being a motif in the exhibition have been used as endpapers so the viewer can both enter and exit the work as if they were in the gallery. The book unfolds chronologically and is divided by artwork, separated by full colour title pages emphasising the spectrum of colour in Rist’s work. Typeface Founders Grotesk was selected for its self-embracing letterforms to give a sense of contact and intimacy. The materials chosen draw upon the alluring and sensual nature of work.

160 x 225 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Cover: Printed cloth over box board, debossed with white vinyl and machine varnish Binding: Section sewn with separate ends, cased in with a soft back, and a hard case overhang of 1.5mm allow the book to sit flat when opened at any spread.
Internal Design
Alex Torcutti
Alex Torcutti
Australian Book Connection
Natasha Bullock