2014 Shortlist – Best Illustrated – Shane Cotton

Random House New Zealand Award for
Best Illustrated Book 2014

Highly Commended

Shane Cotton coverDesigner Aaron Beehre
Title Shane Cotton: The Hanging Sky by Justin Paton with Eliot Weinberger, Robert Leonard and Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow
Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery
Format 395 x 315mm, 192pp, hardback, cloth-covered, foil stamp on cover, blue gilt-edged pages
Judges’ Comments Choices concerning book size and production values give this wonderful book a real 'wow' factor, with gilt blue edges its crowning glory. Typography is applied with confidence, without ever overpowering the content. The temptations of the large format must have been high and the designer showed great restraint.

Shane Cotton The Hanging Sky_interior spread 3 Shane Cotton The Hanging Sky_interior spread 1

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