Shortlisted Books

The Last Thirteen Series

Designed by
Nicole Stofberg
Category
Best Designed Children's / Young Adult Series
Year
2014
Publisher
Scholastic Australia
Design Rationale

As the opening book in a thirteen-book series, the cover design of Book One needed to reflect not only themes of action, history, dreams and reality, but be grounded by a dynamic visual that could be adapted for each book that followed. The number/title of each book became the main feature in which to frame mosaic images. Spot UV highlights additional key elements like the main characters and gears, without over-complicating the design. The internals build upon the cover with an opening mosaic, large chapter numbers, book-specific running headers and font changes that easily convey the reality and dream sequences.

Details
Dimensions
128x198mm
Special finishes
Matt lamination with Spot UV
Credits
Illustration
Chad Mitchell and Nicole Stofberg
Author
James Phelan