And the award goes to... announcing the winners of the PANZ Book Design Awards

And the award goes to... announcing the winners of the PANZ Book Design Awards

Bold decision-making, colour that perfectly captures the time period of the subject matter, a complete design that has considered every detail – these are some of the qualities that made Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977, designed by Arch MacDonnell of Inhouse Design, the winner of best book at the PANZ Book Design Awards last night.

Judges said: "Bold decision-making has made this book really stand out in a crowded genre. Choices around the typography and colour perfectly capture the time period of the subject matter represented in the book, yet make it utterly contemporary.


"The jacket hides a wonderfully bold piece of stacked typography on the cover, deeply embossed into the linen case. It not only says ‘Modernism’ but ‘70’s’, ‘design’ and ‘architecture’ simultaneously.

"One can only surmise that the publisher lost their nerve to conceal such a standout piece of typography that delighted everyone who discovered it.


"Dig below the surface of the perfectly balanced jacket to discover the stunning case design and connecting endpaper. This is a complete design that has considered every detail and is the stronger for it."

See the full list of winners below.

PANZ Young Designer of the Year Award
Kalee Jackson (independent).​


Kalee Jackson's award-winning entries

Gerard Reid Award for Best Book sponsored by Nielsen Book Services
Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977, edited by Jeremy Hansen (Random House New Zealand). Design: Arch MacDonnell of Inhouse Design.

HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover
Peter McLeavey, the life and times of a New Zealand art dealer, by Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press). Design: Alan Deare of AREA Design.


Random House New Zealand Award for Best Illustrated Book
Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977, edited by Jeremy Hansen (Random House New Zealand). Design: Arch MacDonnell of Inhouse Design.

PANZ Award for Best Non-Illustrated Book
Book of New Zealand Words, by Dianne Bardsley (Te Papa Press). Design: Pieta Brenton. Typesetting: Graeme Leather of Islandbridge.

Edify Award for Best Educational Book
Living by the Moon – Te Maramataka o Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, by Wiremu Tawhai (Huia Publishers). Design: Sam Bunny.

Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book
The Boy and the Cherry Tree, by Mark and Rowan Sommerset (Dreamboat Books). Design: Rowan Sommerset.

1010 Printing Award for Best Cookbook 
Cut
, by Josh Emett (Random House New Zealand). Design: Alan Deare of AREA Design.

Mary Egan Publishing Award for Best Typography
Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977, edited by Jeremy Hansen (Random House New Zealand). Design: Arch MacDonnell of Inhouse Design.​