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The Power of Hope
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Hazel Lam
Best Designed Non-Fiction Cover
HarperCollins Publishers

About the Designer

Hazel is a senior book designer at HarperCollins ANZ, where she entered the publishing industry in 2013. Her experience spreads across fiction, non-fiction, illustrated books, children’s illustrated books and YA. In her previous life she has worked in motion graphics, broadcast design, magazine publishing and advertising for various clients in both Sydney and London. She loves to obsessively illustrate patterns, eat delicious foods and tell cheese jokes to anyone who will listen.

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Design Rationale

This is an inspiring memoir by the founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Kon Karapanagiotidis. It is an important book so I wanted to create an urgent and inspiring cover. I was inspired by political protest posters and the DIY movement. I wanted the title to stand out as it so strong. So, I created a typographic cover contrasting the bold distressed type with bright fun Pantone colours to give it the sense of hope and positivity. It was printed on an unlaminated wibalin hardback for the texture. The internals feature bold typographic quote pages to compliment the cover.

135 x 210 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Three colour pantone print with 100% Black. Unlaminated Wibalin Hardback
Internal Design
Hazel Lam
Hazel Lam
Kirby Jones
McPherson's Printing Group
Kon Karapanagiotidis