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The Making of Mona
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Designed by
Laura Thomas
Best Designed Fully-Illustrated Book over $50
Viking an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

Laura is a Melbourne-based book designer. She has a number of years of experience working across a wide variety of titles as an in-house designer at Penguin Random House, and is now a senior designer at Scribe Publications.

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Design Rationale

I love the MONA museum so reading about its history and development while working on the design was a treat. The trickiest part of the design was allowing enough space for the considerable content, while also making the most of the photographs we had the honour of being able to use. I wanted to keep the layout simple and allow the images to inform, confront, shock and amuse. The finishes included a deep black cover with fluro pink ribbon and painted edges – this really help this book stand out and gives a nod to the MONA museum’s weirdness.

192 x 240 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Soft touch lamination with spot UV, pink edges & ribbon
Internal Design
Laura Thomas
Laura Thomas
Adrian Franklin