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Designed by
Gayna Murphy
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Walker Books Australia

About the Designer

Gayna is a creative artist, graphic designer and senior art director with over 15+ years of experience specialising in book design, publishing, fashion illustration, botanical art, textile design, digital design and multimedia marketing. Professionally trained and competent in a wide range of design software including Adobe Creative Suite, typography, and illustration. Gayna is excited to begin studies in interior design and decoration part time.

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Design Rationale

This design was about paring back the details to create a striking cover using a visual symbol as a graphic device and bold type design styling. Danger and adventure in one! Due to budget constraints we use stock images a lot, so when I chanced upon this image of a match and finger I knew it was perfect for this book. The title lettering I distorted in illustrator to give it a letterpressed feel to tie in with the image. The secondary font assisted with the visual story. Using few colours makes for a striking cover design.

129 x 198 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Matte Lamination, Spot UV
Internal Design
Gayna Murphy
Gayna Murphy
Gayna Murphy
Elizabeth Farrelly