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Saga Land
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Evi O., Daniel New
Best Designed Non-Fiction Book
ABC Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

About the Designer

Evi O. established her reputation for a strong design aesthetic and collaborative spirit during a decade at Penguin Books, most notably creating award-winning illustrated books in the fields of food, design, interiors, architecture, art, garden and wellness. Her art and design practice ranges across 2D and 3D forms, print and digital, having collaborated with book and magazine publishers, homeware labels, and brands. She practices from her Marrickville studio in Sydney. She is a founding member of ABDA.

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Design Rationale

Authors Richard and Kári go on a voyage of discovery to research Kári’s Icelandic roots through Myth and legend. The cover aims to capture this sense of epic adventure through a woodcut style illustration which includes symbols like Odinn’s two ravens, Huginn and Muninn. The package was embellished with icy silver foil plus a PMS spot color. The internal layout features a colour image introduction and ending. The text is designed to differentiate the two author’s voices with a variety of imagery woven throughout. A map in keeping with the style was commissioned to help readers put the stories’ context.

153 x 210 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Jacketed Hardback, Silver Foil, Gloss Spot UV, 1c Case and endpapers
Internal Design
Evi O., Daniel New
Clare O’Flynn (map)
Kirby Jones
Macphersons Printing Group
Richard Fidler and Gislason Kari