Shortlisted Books

Writers’ Typewriters
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Zoë Sadokierski
Category
Best Designed Independent Book
Year
2015
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 presents a series of illustrations I produced in 2011 for an exhibition about the relationship between writers and their writing machines. The 2014 publication Writers’ Typewriters features all 45 illustrations, and anecdotes I found about each writer’s relationship with their typewriter during the research phase of the illustrations. I chose a format and paper stock associated with inexpensive paperbacks to match the content. The cover image is another illustration from the 2011 exhibition, of my own typewriter. I consciously avoided using a typewriter font.

Details
Dimensions
125 x 195 mm
No. pages
94
Credits
Internal Design
Zoë Sadokierski
Illustration
Zoe Sadokierski
Author
Zoë Sadokierski