2014 Shortlist – Best Illustrated – Modern

Random House New Zealand Award for
Best Illustrated Book 2014


Modern coverDesigner Arch MacDonnell (Inhouse Design)
Title Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977 edited by Jeremy Hansen
Publisher Random House New Zealand
Format 255 x 200mm, 352pp, hardback, JHT cloth cover with foil stamping, jacket with reverse French folds in the lower section, printed fifth colour throughout
Judges’ Comments Bold decision-making makes this book stand out in a crowded genre. Choices about the typography and colour perfectly capture the period of the subject matter, while remaining utterly contemporary. Dig below the surface of the perfectly balanced jacket to discover the stunning case design and connecting endpaper. This complete design has considered every detail and is stronger for it.

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