Shortlisted Books

Words from the First Walk
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Zoë Sadokierski
Category
Best Designed Independent Book
Year
2014
Publisher
Page Screen Publications

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

This book documents a collaboration between a poet, an illustrator and a photographer. The challenge was presenting essays, poems, emails, a photographic essay, process images and final artworks from three different authors in a coherent and engaging way. I organised the content into three sections, using spot colours (green, blue, red) to subtly indicate different voices. Different typographic treatment distinguishes between process images/illustrations and final artworks. Literally no budget meant a print-on-demand publication, via Lulu.com. The first edition of 25 sold out at the exhibition, the second edition of 50 is available online and in selected Sydney bookstores.

Details
Dimensions
189 x 246 mm
No. pages
90
Credits
Internal Design
Zoë Sadokierski
Illustration
Zoe Sadokierski and Jacqueline Lorber-Kasunic
Typesetting
Zoe Sadokierski and Jacqueline Lorber-Kasunic
Author
Tom Lee, Zoe Sadokierski and Jacquie Lorber Kasunic