Awards Book Archive

Human Kind Series
  • Highly Commended

Designed by
Andy Warren
Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series
Five Mile

About the Designer

Andy is an award winning Melbourne based designer. After graduating from RMIT in 2013, Andy interned then eventually worked as a designer at Hardie Grant Books. Working across a range of non-fiction titles, the work produced here led Andy to be awarded Young Designer of the Year in 2017. Andy is now working in-house at Five Mile as Senior Designer.

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Design Rationale

Human Kind is a non-fiction picture book series about the values that underpin our lives. The brief for design was to work in sync with the retro-style artwork that had been commissioned while having a strong shelf presence. The series is in many way a homage to simpler times. The colour blocking on the cover and playful busy endpapers are a nod to the beloved Golden Book range, while The diecut cover is a playful addition — and more symbolically there to engage kids to live the values in the book – by putting their face through the hole! 🙂

210 x 275 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Matt laminated case, with 5th colour Pantone as main book colour, circular die-cut through front of cover, revealing image of character underneath printed on endpaper.
Internal Design
Andy Warren
Missy Turner
Niki Horin
R.R. Donnelley
Zanni Louise