Cardboard Cathedral – Gerrard Reid Best Book of the Year Award

Gerard Reid Award for Best Book
sponsored by Nielsen Book

Winner 2015


Cardboard Cathedral

Designer Janson Chau (Alt Group)
Title Cardboard Cathedral by Andrew Barrie
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format 235 x 165mm, 252pp, section sewn, cased with jacket

Judges’ Comments In a year of strong entries Cardboard Cathedral stood out right from the start with its strong, bold design full of confidence and delicate touches. Excellent typography and genius use of paper stocks, particularly the craft paper which transports the reader with touch and smell, help to create a design with an intangible quality that makes it a worthy winner. Best book should be awarded to a book that makes the judges think. “I wish I’d designed that’. It has.

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