Shortlisted Books

Saving Marty

Designed by
Wanissa Somsuphangsri
Category
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Year
2018
Publisher
Text Publishing
Design Rationale

The line “A pig who thinks he’s a dog” made me think about identity and transformation, and an image of a man turning into a werewolf during full moon came to mind and I dwelled on the magical powers of a moon and shadow play. In moonlight, Marty the pig’s shadow casts his true nature – a dog! This book shows us that friendship, love and loyalty is boundless. The lettering is playful and inviting. I wanted the look and feel of the cover to capture the whimsical feel of the story, while appealing to the younger audience.

Details
Dimensions
128 x 198
No. pages
272
Special finishes
Matt lam
Credits
Internal Design
Wanissa Somsuphangsri
Illustration
Wanissa Somsuphangsri
Printing
Griffin Press
Author
Paul Griffin