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

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
235 x 290 mm
No. pages
32
Special finishes
Matt lamination and spot UV
Credits
Internal Design
Ben Sanders
Illustration
Ben Sanders
Typesetting
Ben Sanders
Printing
Toppan Leefung Printing
Author
Ben Sanders