Shortlisted Books

Lento and Fox: My Book (Not Yours) and My Pet (Not Yours)
  • Winner

Designed by
Ben Sanders
Category
Best Designed Children’s / YA Series
Year
2020
Publisher
Hachette Australia
Design Rationale

To emphasise the rivalry between the characters the front cover features Lento, and the back is hijacked by Fox. Fox writes the blurb, which is a rationale for his cheeky behaviour. The same ‘takeover’ occurs with the endpapers and a book-ownership squabble is evident on the title page with both characters scribbling their names and hilariously defacing the imprint’s branding; “SLOTH”IAN. Readers are coaxed by a slow, deliberate typestyle for sloth’s dialogue, and a hasty scrawl reflecting Fox’s impatient personality. The design underscores the characters awareness that they’re part of a book and are desperately vying for the reader’s attention.

Details
Dimensions
235x290
No. pages
32
Special finishes
Matt lamination and spot UV
Credits
Internal Design
Ben Sanders
Illustration
Ben Sanders
Printing
Toppan Leefung Printing
Author
Ben Sanders