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Under the Rainbow
  • Finalist

Designed by
Klarissa Pfisterer, Hamish Freeman
Best Designed Non-Fiction Book
The Miegunyah Press an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing

About the Designer

With a background in design and branding in Australia and the UK, Klarissa launched Pfisterer + Freeman in 2000, specialising in book projects for publishers big and small and for independent authors with an idea or story to share. She is based at the Abbotsford Convent Arts Precinct, Melbourne.

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Design Rationale

It’s not everyday you get to design with rainbows. The story of EW Cole’s book arcade is fascinating, but not yet widely known. This meant there were limited pictures available. As long time fans, we searched through Melbourne Museum, State Library and elsewhere to gather new images that would bring the story to life as much as possible. We collected quirky typographic Cole’s books to create endpapers that capture his unique sense of playfulness. The typography reflects Cole’s store signage and the typography in his picture books covers – a respectful nod rather than a reproduction.

205 x 250 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Printed 5 colours with metallic silver ink and white foil debossing.
Internal Design
Klarissa Pfisterer, Hamish Freeman
Hamish Freeman and Klarissa Pfisterer
COS Printers
Richard Broinowski