Shortlisted Books

King Rich
  • Winner

Designed by
Darren Holt
Category
Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book
Year
2016
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Design Rationale

King Rich is the story of a homeless man and his dog who live in the ruins of a luxury hotel after the Christchurch earthquake. Even though the character of Richard is a thin man, sick and malnourished I used a image of a jolly fat man bringing ideas of a well fed king to represent the brief period in which he was ruler of his domain.

Details
Dimensions
153 x 234 mm
No. pages
304
Special finishes
Matt lamination, Spot UV
Credits
Internal Design
HarperCollins Design Studio
Printing
Griffin Press
Author
Joe Bennett