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The Mother Fault
  • Commended

Designed by
Sandy Cull
Best Designed Literary Fiction Cover
Simon & Schuster Australia

About the Designer

Sandy has been designing books for more than 20 years. In 2004 and 2005, she won the Best Designed Book of the Year at the Book Design Awards. In 2011 she was the 7th person to be inducted into the Australian Book Design Hall of Fame. Sandy was a founding ABDA committee member, has been a guest speaker at writers’ festivals and an occasional guest lecturer on book design at secondary and tertiary level. She’s still planning to blow the…

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Design Rationale

The author mentioned artist Daniel Lint in the brief. Round two, I included some existing collages and suggested we commission something. Under lock-down across time-zones, Daniel was limited to existing magazine clippings so I highlighted details from existing work that I loved, hoping he could digitally cut them in. Round seven, we were close but I felt missing a sense of place – outback, ocean. I thought including these would guarantee cover meeting success. I sent Daniel some high res images to add somehow. Round nine, the final other-worldly, hopeful and striking collage arrived. Magic.

153 x 234 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
CMYK with soft touch Lamination, Spot UV on Front Cover and Spine type. CMYK printing on Inside Front Cover and Inside Back Cover.
Internal Design
Sandy Cull
Daniel Lint
Midland Typesetters
Griffin Press
Kate Mildenhall