Shortlisted Books

A River

Designed by
Bruno Herfst Membership Expired not Renewed, Marc Martin
Category
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Year
2016
Publisher
Viking an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

Bruno Herfst is a book designer from the Netherlands who has been working in the Australian book industry for the last 8 years. He is the developer of CoverBuilder; the InDesign plugin that creates a neat, solid base for any cover. He currently works for Penguin Books.

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Design Rationale

A River encourages a deeper connection with the environment through the depiction of diverse landscapes linked by one body of water. Text was set in Legato, a readable modern san-serif with soft curves and a humanist feel to compliment the organic, painterly style of the illustrations. The hand-drawn title and embossing was used on the cover illustration to provide a tactile quality that entices the viewer to pick up the book. You can arrange multiple books side by side (front and back) to create a long river, making a great store display.

Details
Dimensions
225 x 280 mm
No. pages
32
Special finishes
Embossed Wibalin
Credits
Illustration
Marc Martin
Printing
RR Donnelley Asia Printing Solutions
Author
Marc Martin