Shortlisted Books

Girl Defective
  • Winner

Designed by
Sandy Cull
Category
Best Designed Young Adult Book
Year
2014
Publisher
Pan Macmillan Australia

About the Designer

Sandy has been designing books for more than 20 years. In 2004 and 2005, she won the Best Designed Book of the Year at the Book Design Awards. In 2011 she was the 7th person to be inducted into the Australian Book Design Hall of Fame. Sandy was a founding ABDA committee member, has been a guest speaker at writers’ festivals and an occasional guest lecturer on book design at secondary and tertiary level. She’s still planning to blow the…

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Design Rationale

This is a fabulous story about a missing girl whose portrait is stencilled onto walls around the streets of Melbourne. This image is exactly how I imagined the stencil would have looked. I created the stencil based on a photograph, and photoshopped it onto a stock image wall.

Details
Dimensions
128x198mm
No. pages
312
Special finishes
Printed on reverse of Gloss Cover Stock
Credits
Author
Simmone Howell