Short List 5 is the fifth catalogue from antiquarian bookseller Simon Beattie. The design was required to be both a celebration of books and an immersive sales catalogue.
Beattie has attracted lots of interest from Ivy League schools who exhibit and research his books. The design played to this by creating an exhibition space for the books with an academic sensibility. The catalogue became an exhibition in its own right; books are celebrated for their tactility and cross-referenced with their descriptions with the aid of bespoke exhibition captions.
Designed in collaboration with Paul Felton.
Short List 5 was awarded a 'Premier Award' in the 2014 ISTD Awards (International Society of Typographic Design).
Short List 5 was also awarded a 'Wooden Pencil' in the 2013 D&AD Awards.