2012 Archive Shortlist Best Typography

Mary Egan Award for Best Typography

Shortlist 2012

Designer Alan, Deare, AREA design
Title Fleur by Fleur Sullivan
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format 234 x 153mm, 264pp, gatefold paperback, matt lamination with spot UV, section sewn
Font Set in Tiempos Regular 9.4/ 13.5, with headings in Vinyl Regular 34/32.5
Judges’ comments Consummate typography and design. Each page layout, the cover and even the spine show the designer’s attention.
Designer Peter Bray
Title De-Building by Justin Paton
Publisher Christchurch Art Gallery
Format 280 x 148mm, 104pp, section sewn, silk-screened, uncoated box board, exposed section-sewn binding
Judges’ comments This designer has little to learn about typography. With this book he seeks the most sophisticated of visual audiences while achieving surprise and impact.
Designer Aaron Beehre
Title CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880–1996 by Warren Feeney
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format 265 x 240mm, 224pp, jacketed hardback, unlaminated, section sewn
Font Set in Caslon 9/13 with headings in Gill Sans Light 18/24
Judges’ comments The cover and layouts possessed grace, originality and elegance. An absolutely beautiful book.

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