Mary Egan Ltd Award for Best Typography 2016
Designer: Becky Ollivier
Title: Little Gems
Publisher: The Private Three Ltd
Format: 170 x 240 mm, 96 pp, casebound, section sewn, selfends. Paper stock 130gsm Yu Long Pure 1.3 Creamy Woodfree. Fully cased with Wibalin over board, square back, head and tail band.
Judges’ Comments. The winner pushes typography outside of its usual boundaries in a book for adults. In Little Gems, the words don’t just complement the illustrations, the words become the illustrations. The colours, textures, cut-outs, shapes and handcrafting are a joyful and expressive celebration of letterforms and type, and successfully convey the book’s messages.