Powell’s Native Animals of New Zealand

Modernising an iconic New Zealand book is a daunting task for any designer, especially for this book first published in 1947.

Familiar to so many people and unchanged for years, the reworking is sympathetic to the original.

The colour scheme and outline drawings remain, with the heading reversed out of a large shape of black.

The typeface has been modernised though is a nod to the hand-formed script of the original cover.