2013 Archive Shortlist Best Educational

Pearson Award for Best Educational Book

Shortlist 2013

Essential Maths_cov

Designer Cameron Gibb (cover), Cheryl Rowe (interior), Exemplarr Worldwide (typesetting)
Title Essential Maths and Stats for Higher Education by David Barton and David Cox
Publisher Pearson
Format 276 x 219mm, 654pp, gatefold paperback, embossed cover, matt lamination with
spot UV

Judges' Comments Large textbooks are often let down by a mishmash of content and graphic styles, whereas Essential Maths and Stats retains its concept through the whopping 674 pages. The layout and typography are well considered and hold the content together without getting in the way. The cover is a simple, elegant design.

Economic Concepts_covDesigner Marie Low (cover), Kristie Rogers, Redmoon
Creative (interior), Exemplarr Worldwide (typesetting)

Title Economic Concepts and Applications: The Contemporary New Zealand Environment 5th edition by James Stewart
Publisher Pearson
Format 255 x 210mm, 512pp, paperback
Judges' Comments This design works with a dry subject but maintains a good visual theme. A multitude of different graphic elements work well together to deliver a cohesive design.
New Zealand Chef_covDesigner Cameron Gibb (cover); Esther Chua, Thinkspace Design, Cameron Gibb, Neu Design (interior)
Title The New Zealand Chef 3rd edition by Lesley Christensen-Yule, Lindsay Neill and Hamish McRae
Publisher Pearson
Format 255 x 210mm, 674pp, paperback matt lamination with spot UV
Judges' Comments A well-executed design. With so many different content types this book manages to keep a consistent hierarchy and pace.

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