The author, Allan M Blanch, strongly desired this biography have a substantial book feel, even though content hovered under 72 pages, with a firm preference for warmer off-white papers. Mostly, the brief was open.

As designer, my objective was to create something tactile, beautiful, collectable; rewarding to the reader visually; and to do justice to the book’s subject and the passion and dedication of the author himself.

Through a combination of layout approach and author-designer consultation, content and imagery were expanded to hit a sweet spot of 84 text pages, and then the bulk and texture of the paper took over and delivered on the brief.

Client: Allan M. Blanch

Cover Photograph: Chris Shain

Purchase: The Wandering Bookseller

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20+ years graphic design and art direction experience via advertising agencies and studios across brands ranging from established blue chips to solo start ups, covering the disciplines of print, signage, web and digital.

Based on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches with clients spanning multiple countries.


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