2013 Highly Commended Best Typography On Song

Mary Egan Publishing Award for Best Typography

Highly Commended 2013

OnSong_CVRDesigner Alan Deare
(Area Design)

Title On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand’s Pop Classics
by Simon Sweetman

Publisher Penguin Group
Format 260 x 210mm, 240pp, hardback, section sewn,
head and tail bands

Font Set in Galaxie Copernicus Medium 8.5/11.2 with artist pull quotes in heavy italic 10/12pt and headings in Cg Futura Maxi Bd
Judges' Comments The bold design of On Song really captures the subject and draws in the reader with its reference to popular culture. Alan says, ‘We went for a boldness and simplicity, the killer hook and the repetition.’ The use of Futura works with its bolder weights and geometric forms such as the ‘o’, which references the record.



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