2014 Shortlist – Best Non-Illustrated – Book of NZ Words

PANZ Award for Best Non-Illustrated Book 2014


Book of NZ Words coverDesigner Pieta Brenton
Title Book of New Zealand Words by Dianne Bardsley, illustrations by John Reynolds
Publisher Te Papa Press
Format 216 x 140mm, 424pp, jacketed hardback, printed laminated case with silver foil
Judges’ Comments This project seems perfectly conceived for a John Reynolds intervention, with his fine handiwork sprinkled throughout the margins. His illustrations nicely play off the formal qualities of the book, reminding us of the origin, perpetual evolution and flamboyance of our colloquial language. This book brings much quality to the plate; stock choice and typesetting is spot-on. The jacket, case cover and endpapers are brilliant, reminding us that language can indeed be colourful.



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