Awards Book Archive

My Relations
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Imogen Stubbs
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Text Publishing

About the Designer

Imogen is the art director at Text Publishing, where she has worked as a book designer and production manager since 2011. She manages the book and marketing design program while also designing covers for literary fiction, non-fiction, young adult and middle grade titles. In 2015 she was shortlisted for Young Designer of the Year at the Australian Book Design Awards. Previously she designed and art directed the literary magazines Harvest and The Key of Sea Journal. Imogen served on the…

View profile
Design Rationale

In 1929 an eight-year-old girl wrote and illustrated a little book for her grandmother about an imagined assortment of relations. Now, 86 years later, it’s been found and published for the first time. The design challenge was to incorporate the original illustrations into a new typeset design, while maintaining the charm, detail and period of the original. The cover was designed using original illustrations and new border elements were chosen to follow the black-line borders of the original internal drawings, which were also used as decoration for endpapers. The fonts were chosen to reflect the studiously neat and delicate original handwriting.

117 x 187 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Uncoated cover stock with black foil for black type, logo, scroll and borders.
Robin Dalton