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This Is How We Change the Ending
  • Commended

Designed by
Imogen Stubbs
Best Designed Young Adult Cover
Text Publishing

About the Designer

Imogen is the art director at Text Publishing, where she has worked as a book designer and production manager since 2011. She manages the book and marketing design program while also designing covers for literary fiction, non-fiction, young adult and middle grade titles. In 2015 she was shortlisted for Young Designer of the Year at the Australian Book Design Awards. Previously she designed and art directed the literary magazines Harvest and The Key of Sea Journal. Imogen served on the…

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Design Rationale

A young adult book that is both raw and real, funny and heartbreaking with a gutsy protagonist. This cover needed to speak to teen readers while not relying on characterisation, and have the possibility of extending to a general adult readership. The power and fragility of fire perfectly encapsulates the many moods of the writing and main character, while the dark grittiness speaks to the story and setting and an integral opening scene.

153 x 234 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Matt lamination with spot uv in a spray effect over the fire and type
Internal Design
Imogen Stubbs
J&M Typesetting
Griffin Press
Vikki Wakefield