HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover 2017
Designer: Arch MacDonnell, Toby Curnow, Sarah Gladwell & Oliver Worsfold, Inhouse Design
Title: Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Publisher: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Format: 220 x 172mm, hardback, section sewn. Floating spine. Four different covers.
Typography: LL Circular, set at 8.5pt on 12pt leading throughout. A single type family, LL Circular was used throughout the publication and was set at one point size and leading throughout the entire publication (8.5pt/12pt — the type designer’s optimum setting). White space then became the critical element in achieving information hierarchy.
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