Children's Fiction Book Designer
Design for a children’s/young-adult book, Otroci sveta (Children of the World), containing 18 stories, written by Janja Vidmar in response to 18 photographs taken by photojournalist Benka Pulko during her six-year journey around the world on a motorcycle. The book was published in conjunction with Maribor 2012, European Capital of Culture.
The brief required a minimalist design – a style used for high-quality photo journals – to give a clear balance between text and image. The typography was chosen to be appropriate for the age group of the readership. The photos of young children from different cultures around the world were tightly constructed on the page to emotionally connect young readers to both the images and the stories, and thus encourage further reading.
The book was nominated for Večernica (2014), one of the two highest awards for children’s and young-adult literature in Slovenia. As the book reflects the theme of inclusion, it was also selected for the 34th IBBY International Congress in Mexico City (2014).
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Andreja was a very attentive designer with many excellent ideas, yet able to incorporate our wishes into the project. She managed her tasks with immaculate precision, following through on the issues to the point where all the authors were satisfied. Throughout the design process for our book, she was a respectful and considerate artist. I would not hesitate to recommend her, or to work with her again in the future.
– Benka Pulko, CEO & Founder of Undara Studio, Testimony, 27 Sep 2014