Upstart Press Award for Best Non-Illustrated Book 2017
Designer: Sally Greer, Beatnik Design (interior), Kyle Ranudo (cover)
Title: Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers After Childbirth
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing
Format: 110 x 180mm, 144pp, casebound, Wibalin with one colour printing.
Typography: Ashbury, 6.5pt, 9.5pt leading.
Judges’ Comments A surprising treatment for a sensitive subject matter. Physically, it handles as if a book of common prayer, or personal pocket diary in terms of size and shape, it feels private and intimate. The slightly tightly bound pages and serious nature of the content is done good service by the typography and setting. It is clearly about the weight of words of advice and guidance and this is given gravitas with the academic text/essay design of the layout.