Shortlisted Books

Lola Bensky

Designed by
Laura Thomas
Category
Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book
Year
2014
Publisher
Penguin Books (Australia)

About the Designer

Laura is a Melbourne-based book designer. She has a number of years of experience working across a wide variety of titles as an in-house designer at Penguin Random House, and is now a senior designer at Scribe Publications.

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Design Rationale

I loved this book. Working on the cover was a real treat, so it was wonderful to be able to revisit it again with the B format. The photo featured on the cover was found in an archive through the George Eastman House flickr page. I think she’s a shopgirl in 1960s New York. I felt she really captured the feel of the character of Lola in her own world (with amazing eye make-up!). I added some colour and lights around her echoing the chaotic feel of the music scene Lola finds herself in.

Details
Dimensions
198 x 129mm
No. pages
280
Credits
Author
Lily Brett