Shortlisted Books

Across the Risen Sea
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Joanna Hunt
Category
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Year
2021
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Design Rationale

Across the Risen Sea is a middle grade literary fiction novel set in a post-climate change world.

I wanted to create a sense of drama and adventure. I chose a simple colour theme with variations of blue to depict the ocean fish hiding amongst the waves. The characters and their boat are naively represented and are the main focus in the illustration.

The hand drawn typography follows the contours of the waves.

Elements of the cover and the type are used in the internal pages.

Details
Dimensions
128 x 198 mm
No. pages
288
Credits
Internal Design
Joanna Hunt
Illustration
Joanna Hunt
Typesetting
Midland Typesetters
Printing
McPherson's Printing Group
Author
Bren MacDibble