Mongrel Rapture picked up not one, but two accolades at the 2016 Australian Book Design Awards: Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over RRP $50 and, the big one, Designers’ Choice Book of the Year(!!).
The book was designed by Stuart Geddes in collaboration with ARM Architecture. As the jury notes said of the design, ‘Truly in a class of its own and needs to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated’ – which in the age of e-books and digital media, is just about the best praise an unapologetically physical, 1616-page book could hope for!
As a small, independent publisher, it is a huge honour to have one of our books recognised by the book design and publishing industry in this way. Thank you to the jury and all of the talented folk of the Australian Book Designer’s Association who voted.