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The Incredible Runaway Snot
  • Longlisted

Designed by
Hannah Janzen
Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic Australia

About the Designer

Hannah is a Sydney-based book designer with an eye for detail and a passion for books. She has 12 years experience working in the Australian publishing industry. After working in a design studio for 6 years across a wide range of publishing clients and genres including: fiction, non-fiction, illustrated books, cookbooks, textbooks, children’s books and YA, she has freelanced for the last six years, specialising in children’s books. Hannah was named Young Designer of the Year in 2012 at the…

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Design Rationale

The brief was to create a simple, classic and classy book about Snot!

To achieve this I created a clean, typographic design, featuring a large, textured title in a limited, modern colour scheme – with the chosen font reflecting Heath’s illustration style. I set the lettering on a slant to give the title movement like its running alongside Eric.

The internals are typeset in a modern semi-serif font with pull-out words that reference the title treatment.

I re-coloured every instance of Eric, adding Pantone neon green to exude his sliminess and make him really pop and stand out on each page.

240 x 250 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
The cover has a matt varnish finish and is further embellished with a Spot UV gloss on the title, creator names and illustrations on the front, back and spine. The cover and internals all feature a 5x colour ink finish, with the main character, Eric, highlighted in Pantone Neon Green ink (Pantone 809) making him jump off the page with a vivid pop of colour!
Internal Design
Hannah Janzen
Heath McKenzie
Hannah Janzen
R.R. Donnelley
Josh Pyke