Shortlisted Books

Lots
  • Winner

Designed by
Bruno Herfst Membership Expired not Renewed
Category
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Year
2017
Publisher
Viking an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

Bruno Herfst is a book designer from the Netherlands who has been working in the Australian book industry for the last 8 years. He is the developer of CoverBuilder; the InDesign plugin that creates a neat, solid base for any cover. He currently works for Penguin Books.

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Design Rationale

Part fact-book, part travel-diary and filled with personal observations, LOTS is a picture book that captures a multitude of unique, quirky and interesting things occurring around the world. The design aims to reflect a feeling of spontaneity, immediacy and familiarity as captured by the author/illustrator. Handwritten ink-brush text, fluid watercolour and pencil illustrations, and dense compositions are used to convey the vibrancy and energy of specific locations. Each spread aims to work as a single image that creates an overall mood via the colour palette and textural elements, drawing the reader in through a playful merging of text and image.

Details
Dimensions
241 x 327
No. pages
40
Credits
Internal Design
Bruno Herfst Membership Expired not Renewed, Marc Martin
Author
Marc Martin