Shortlisted Books

Mr Huff

Designed by
Bruno Herfst Membership Expired not Renewed, Anna Walker
Category
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Year
2016
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

Mr Huff explores the idea of sadness and anxiety, so we wanted those themes to be communicated in a beautiful and meaningful way. Anna started by using a limited colour palette and incorporating detailed printing techniques. Designing the wrap-around scene on the cover gave the story a strong sense of place and introduced our cloudy nebulous friend. Having the title hand drawn and debossed gives the book a gentle tactile quality. The details in the endpapers encourage the reader to explore beyond the words, and hopefully see a ray of sunlight in the world outside.

Details
Dimensions
240 x 275 mm
No. pages
32
Special finishes
Debossed matt lamination
Credits
Illustration
Anna Walker
Printing
1010 Printing
Author
Anna Walker