Shortlisted Books

Sideshow

Designed by
Zoë Sadokierski
Category
Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book
Year
2015
Publisher
Seizure

About the Designer

Zoë is an award-winning designer and writer, and the current President of ABDA. Zoë lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney where she runs a research studio investigating the evolution of books in the digital age. In 2015 she established Bookwork Press, a small publisher of illustrated essays and artist books.

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Design Rationale

Sideshow follows a troupe of acrobats traveling the world – performing, but most of the action takes place behind the scenes where they drink, fight and play. There was no image budget so I used cut paper collage, with some copyright free stock images, to evoke the playful and off-kilter story.

Details
Dimensions
198x203mm
No. pages
234
Credits
Author
Nicole Smith