Shortlisted Books

Apple and Knife
  • Winner

Designed by
Brett Weekes, Rosetta Lake Mills
Category
Best Designed Literary Fiction Cover
Year
2019
Publisher
Brow Books

About the Designer

Brett is Creative Director for book publisher Brow Books and literary journal The Lifted Brow. He has a background in designing for the Arts, Cultural, Not-for-Profit and Publishing sectors.

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Design Rationale

All of these fictions are thematically linked by their references to traditional storytelling, daily life in Indonesia,, and the role of women. The design of the book was inspired by the taboos, inversions, sex, death, forbidden relationships and the sense of a soupy other world stewing beneath the surface of normal life featured in Intan’s stories. For the cover, the combination of tension in the twisted female wrist and arm contrasted with the bulbous goop enclosed in the hand conjures / invokes the often unsettling themes of these stories without relying on the obvious connotations of the book’s title.

Details
Dimensions
120 x 190
No. pages
208
Credits
Internal Design
Brett Weekes
Photography
Percy Caceres
Typesetting
Brett Weekes
Printing
McPherson's
Author
Intan Paramaditha