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Designed by
Hazel Lam
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
ABC Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

About the Designer

Hazel is a senior book designer at HarperCollins ANZ, where she entered the publishing industry in 2013. Her experience spreads across fiction, non-fiction, illustrated books, children’s illustrated books and YA. In her previous life she has worked in motion graphics, broadcast design, magazine publishing and advertising for various clients in both Sydney and London. She loves to obsessively illustrate patterns, eat delicious foods and tell cheese jokes to anyone who will listen.

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Design Rationale

This is the debut novel of a children’s fiction series, which consists a host of quirky characters in a magical setting. I wanted to create a special package to evoke the feeling of old storybooks. The jacket is printed on a pearlised stock that gives it a slight sparkle. There is a fake quarter bind on the spine that is debossed which can barely be seen but can be felt when the book is held. A handwritten font with more personality was chosen for the title to compliment the style of the illustrations that is also used throughout the internals.

135 x 185 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Hardback, Wibalin case, Jacket with pearlescent stock + debossing
Internal Design
Hazel Lam
Lucia Masciullo
Griffin Press
Katrina Nannestad