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All Our Shimmering Skies
  • Designers' Choice
  • Winner

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.

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