HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover 2016
Designer: Aaron Beehre
Title: 101 Works of Art
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Format: 295 x 250 mm, 352 pp, section sewn, reinforced binding, patchwork dust jacket opens out and folds in to make a second dust jacket
Judges’ Comments. 101 Works of Art picked itself in many ways; there was no debate amongst the judges on this one. The cover is breathtaking, the unique folding of the dust jacket is genius, revealing triangular details of highlights from the collection. It’s also completely reversible allowing a different composition of alternative images should you feel the need for change. The colour palette of purple and yellow is both bold and brave and extends from the jacket to the case and even the page edges. A complete package.