Shortlisted Books

Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon

Designed by
Chris McKimmie
Category
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Year
2014
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Design Rationale

The most deliberate design choice I made was to use hand made lettering for Scarlett’s voice. The idea was to suggest a chaotic rambling joyous and fragile world where the moon scratches the sky and white bears cha cha outside. The ërealí world intrudes when a typeface is used to announce her pet dogs death or her parents call out to her. Each double spread was designed without a grid system but with regard to the content of the double spread and meaning of the unfolding narrative.

Details
Dimensions
250x300mm
No. pages
32
Credits
Illustration
Chris McKimmie
Author
Chris McKimmie