Shortlisted Books

All Our Shimmering Skies
  • Shortlisted

Design Rationale

Trent’s writing is intense and all-encompassing in terms of detail and pace, so it’s important that the cover match this intensity. It’s about his storytelling and my own intuitive response – something that recreates his vivid depictions of the Australian landscape, the unexpected plot developments and his unique way of using symbolism in a very meaningful way. The end result is a psychedelic arrangement of native flora winding their way around letters and across painted gold-foil flecked textures in which hidden ‘easter eggs’ reveal details from the story. It almost becomes an abstract visual barrage of patterns and colours.

Details
Dimensions
153 x 234 mm
No. pages
448
Special finishes
Matt Lamination/Spot Gloss UV/Gold Holographic Foil
Credits
Internal Design
Darren Holt
Typesetting
Kelli Lonergan
Printing
McPherson's Printing Group
Author
Trent Dalton