Shortlisted Books

Guilt

Designed by
Adam Laszczuk
Category
Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book
Year
2016
Publisher
Viking an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

Adam started work in the magazine industry in Melbourne and abroad. He then accepted a job as a designer for Business Development at Penguin Books and after a year or two, he moved across to the book design department where he has worked on children & young adult, adult and illustrated titles. Adam is currently a committee member of ABDA.

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Design Rationale

Guilt is about a bunch of teenagers in the 80s so the trouble was making it not look like a YA novel but still be true to the story. I used the colouring of the book to give the older feel with the muted colour and the light leaks of an old point and shoot camera and went with quite bold hand drawn type to push the “in your face” nature of the novel.

Details
Dimensions
153 x 234 mm
No. pages
272
Special finishes
Matt lamination with spot gloss
Credits
Internal Design
Samantha Jayaweera
Printing
Griffin Press
Author
Matt Nable