Shortlisted Books

Tapis Volant 1 Student Book 4th Edition

Designed by
Cover Design: Studio Pounce Creative & Cover Art Direction: Danielle Maccarone,
Category
Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book
Year
2018
Publisher
Cengage
Design Rationale

‘Tapis Volant’ means magic carpet; we wanted to make this title connection more overt with this edition. The Tapis Volant cat (Le Chat Noir) and typographic branding was inspired by the cats in vintage posters that Paris was famed for in the 1860s-1900s. He encapsulates the sense of adventure and realm of possibilities that come with learning a language and exploring other cultures, embodying the idea of ‘French’ as a global language, without using clichés (berets/baguettes). France’s national colour palette (red, white, blue) is used liberally across the series. Internals are clean and structured, using colour to aid with navigation.

Details
Dimensions
297x210
No. pages
216
Special finishes
Matte Lamination
Credits
Internal Design
Cover Design: Studio Pounce Creative & Cover Art Direction: Danielle Maccarone,
Illustration
Fiona Lee, Studio Pounce Creative
Typesetting
Lisa Howard
Printing
CTPS China
Author
Alan Chamberlain, Jane Zemiro