2013 Highly Commended Best Typography Indescribable Beauty

Mary Egan Publishing Award for Best Typography

Highly Commended 2013

Designer Greg Simpson,
(Greg Simpson Design)

Title An Indescribable Beauty: Letters Home to Germany from Wellington, New Zealand 1859 and 1862 by Friedrich August Krull
Publisher Awa Press
Format 180 x 170mm, 144pp, hardback, quarterbound, uncoated cover with spot UV
Font Set in Black Knight FLF, Mrs Eaves XL 11/13 point
Judges' Comments Greg Simpson’s use of blackletter for a historical text, but with a modern twist, really has turned what could have been a predictable non-fiction design into a treasure. We love this handsome little volume, with its hardback quarterbound cover and uncoated thick stock. We particularly loved the simplicity of it, and the dainty placement of the photos throughout.

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