2014 Shortlist – Best Illustrated – Lateral Inversions

Random House New Zealand Award for
Best Illustrated Book 2014

Highly Commended

Lateral Inversions coverDesigner Aaron Beehre
Title Lateral Inversions: The Prints of Barry Cleavin by Melinda Johnston
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format 230 x 170mm, 288pp, quarter bound hardback, Wibalin binding with foil stamping
Judges’ Comments Lateral Inversions is an excellent example of good design decisions that support a strong body of work: the design complements, but is not subservient to, the work. From the bold representation and orientation of the artist’s work on the cover to the subtle paper tint and nicely executed typography, a lot of thought around the small details go a long way toward making this a well-crafted book.

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