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Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Grace West
Category
Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Year
2019
Publisher
Allen & Unwin

About the Designer

After graduating in 2012, Grace started designing food and lifestyle books at a small boutique publisher. In 2014 she joined the team at Penguin Random House in the Adult publishing department, working on both illustrated and trade paperback titles. When not designing books Grace enjoys illustration, visiting the countryside and her local coffee shop.

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Design Rationale

Yours Truly Alice Toolie is THE cutest story. In essence, it’s about friendship – filled with childhood experiences and all the fun and imagination that comes with this time. The illustration style is bold and fun, reflective in the tone of the main character, Alice. The book takes the form of letter writing, therefore handwritten fonts and scribbly pieces have been used to enhance this concept along with some well-suited washi tape. A&U was very supportive of my vision from the get-go, it was a dream brief saying that the cover must have an ‘over the top quality to it’.

Details
Dimensions
128 x 198 mm
No. pages
224
Credits
Internal Design
Grace West
Illustration
Grace West
Typesetting
Grace West
Printing
McPherson's Printing Group
Author
Kate Temple and Jol Temple