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Bruno Herfst Membership Expired not Renewed
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
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.

241 x 327
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Internal Design
Bruno Herfst Membership Expired not Renewed, Marc Martin
Marc Martin