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To Note: Notation Across Disciplines
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Stuart Geddes, Žiga Testen
Best Designed Independent Book
Perimeter Editions

About the Designer

Stuart Geddes is a graphic designer and occasional publisher, mostly of books, and occasionally other kinds of projects (magazines and journals, exhibitions and websites). He also co-publishes/edits/designs/prints motorcycle magazine Head Full of Snakes, and is an industry fellow, researcher and PhD candidate at RMIT University.

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Design Rationale

This book documents a series of workshops considering the function and significance of notation across creative disciplines. The biggest design decision was to typeset the manuscript on recto pages only, leaving verso pages for new notations that authors added throughout the design process. This decision brought the texts back to life after almost a year and enabled new insights to come to light. There are also a range of references to the strong graphic dots of the RMIT Design Hub (where the workshops took place): the holes drilled in the book, the extra heavy punctuation, and the coarsely dot-screened photographs.

110 x 180 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Two holes were drilled through the book near the spine – referencing a folder of notes and the spaces of the RMIT Design Hub – and Risograph-printed section divider pages were tipped-in.
Internal Design
Stuart Geddes, Žiga Testen
Stuart Geddes and Žiga Testen
McPherson's Printing Group and Stuart Geddes
Hannah Matthews (editor)