Shortlisted Books

Liarbird.

Designed by
Philip Bunting
Category
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Year
2020
Publisher
Omnibus Books
Design Rationale

Liarbird is designed to reflect the deliberately dry and clipped tone of the bush banter that runs through this book. Sequential design, a limited palette, and a deliberate structure of vignettes and full-pages are key to enhancing the flow and pace of the story, which is often devoid of dialogue or narration. Tonally, we are aiming to evoke the feeling of bush-modernism (if there is such a thing … think of a Glenn Murcutt house!).

Details
Dimensions
280 x 210
No. pages
32
Special finishes
Matt lamination, spot gloss, wood-free internals and endpapers
Credits
Internal Design
Philip Bunting
Illustration
Philip Bunting
Typesetting
Philip Bunting
Printing
RR Donnelley
Author
Laura Bunting