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 rversed out of a large shape of black.

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