Shortlisted Books

Play Like a Girl Series

Designed by
Alissa Dinallo
Category
Best Designed Children’s / YA Series
Year
2018
Publisher
Five Mile an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Australia

About the Designer

Alissa is a Sydney-based book designer who has worked in-house at Allen & Unwin and Penguin Random House. When not designing for commercial publishing houses, Alissa also works closely with writers to create artist’s books and typographic works. She is also a co-founder of BookEating Press, a boutique publishing company. She was named Young Designer of the Year at the 2015 Australian Book Design Awards.

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Design Rationale

As soon as I was briefed for a series about women’s’ AFL, I know I wanted to create a mini ‘Team’ out of the books involved. I created four different AFL Guernsey’s for each of the stories. Each Guernsey with its own personality to reflect the main character of each story. To make the covers even more fun, each Guernsey was handcrafted from coloured cardboard and photographed, giving them a 3-dimensional look. All the back cover, obviously, are Jersey backs, with the book numbers as the Guernsey numbers.

Details
Dimensions
126 x 1`98 mm (portrait)
No. pages
80
Special finishes
Matt lamination. Title and the PLAY LIKE A GIRL series branding are both embossed with spot UV treatment.
Credits
Internal Design
Alissa Dinallo
Illustration
Alissa Dinallo
Typesetting
Alissa Dinallo
Printing
McPhersons
Author
Jo Stanley