Shortlisted Books

A Body of Water
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Jenny Grigg
Category
Best Designed Literary Fiction Cover
Year
2021
Publisher
Giramondo Publishing Company

About the Designer

Jenny Grigg is an award winning Australian graphic designer who has worked in Sydney, London, Copenhagen and Melbourne. She has a PhD from RMIT University.

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Design Rationale

The cover design is a visual metaphor for the title and the fugitive spirit of the author as she reflects about her life in her 46th year, living alone by the sea after the failure of her marriage. The juxtaposition of a section of a Matisse cut-out, and a piece of seaweed portray her as a mermaid. Matisse is a theme within the book, and seaweed signifies her life lived by the sea. Throughout, one is aware of the writer’s own body, as an entity which shifts its identity like water, with its changes of mood, relationships and reflections.

Details
Dimensions
148 x 210 mm
No. pages
312
Special finishes
Uncoated Stock
Credits
Internal Design
Jenny Grigg
Photography
Jenny Grigg
Illustration
Jenny Grigg
Typesetting
Andrew Davies
Printing
KHL Printing
Author
Beverley Farmer