Shortlisted Books

Lion Attack!
  • Winner

Designed by
Allison Colpoys
Category
Best Designed Non-fiction Book
Year
2016
Publisher
Scribe Publications

About the Designer

Allison Colpoys is an award-winning book designer and illustrator, and a lover of pattern and typography. A previous Senior Designer at Penguin Books Australia, she now works in-house at Scribe Publications, and freelances through the Jacky Winter group. Allison’s first illustrated picture book, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, won two Australian Book Design Awards, an Australian Book Industry Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBCA’s Crichton Award for the Best New Talent.

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Design Rationale

I LOVE the title. I really wanted it to be the main focus for the cover design. A title as brilliant as this really does all of the work. I wanted to try to create a sense of energy and excitement on the cover as well, with the large, slanted 3D handwriting, zebra rays, and holographic foil. We narrowed it down to two different foils with Oliver, the author, but it was so hard to make the final call. Then Julia Carlomagno, the book’s editor, and I had the crazy thought of doing both.

Details
Dimensions
135 x 210 mm
No. pages
288
Special finishes
Foil blocking on 100% of cover
Credits
Illustration
Allison Colpoys
Printing
1010 Printing
Author
Oliver Mol