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Powers of Curriculum: Sociological Perspectives on Education
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Astred Hicks, Design Cherry
Best Designed Educational Tertiary Book
Oxford University Press

About the Designer

Astred is a freelance book designer whose distinctive work for a number of publishing houses covers fiction, non-fiction and educational, with a special emphasis on young adult fiction. She is a sometime lecturer in graphic design and was the lead author of the popular text for tertiary students, ‘Graphic design {Australian style manual}’. Astred has won a number of book design awards during her 14 year career in publishing. Recently she has branched out into illustration as well as design…

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Design Rationale

This book is not about teaching, it’s about learning and how educators shape and influence learners. I found this a beautiful concept to illustrate and wanted to show that educators become a conduit for environment, material and content presentation. Before the reader even opens this book I want them to understand perspective and that they shape the child and in turn the child will shape them. Internally the concept continues by use of photographic treatments within part openers, and organic shapes. While the colour palate is of high contrast the transparencies blend together, and similarly, are transformed by each other.

204 x 248 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Matt lamination
Internal Design
Miranda Costa
Newgen KnowledgeWorks
Leo Paper Products
Brad Gobby and Rebecca Walker