Award Winners 2018

Congratulations to all of the shortlisted and winning designers for the 66th Australian Book Design Awards.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for their generous support of these Awards.

Hachette Designers’ Choice Book of the Year

NGV Triennial 2017
Cover Design: Dirk Hiscock
Internal Design: Dirk Hiscock
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria

 

Booktopia Designers’ Choice Cover of the Year

The Trauma Cleaner
Cover Design: W. H. Chong
Internal Design: W. H. Chong
Publisher: Text Publishing

  
McPherson’s Printing Group Designers’ Choice Children’s/Young Adult Cover of the Year

Under the Love Umbrella
Cover Design: Allison Colpoys
Internal Design: Allison Colpoys
Illustration: Allison Colpoys
Publisher: Scribble Kid’s Books
 

Penguin Random House Australia Emerging Designer of the Year

Hazel Lam
for Breaking Ranks, Remind Me How This Ends, Tour De Oz, Mrs. M

 

Penguin Random House Australia Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book 

Under the Love Umbrella
Cover Design: Allison Colpoys
Internal Design: Allison Colpoys
Illustrator: Allison Colpoys
Publisher: Scribble Kids’ Books

 

HarperCollins Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book

Tales from a Tall Forest
Cover Design: Pooja Desai
Internal Design: Pooja Desai
Illustrator: Jonathan Bentley
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

 

Egans Asset Management Best Designed Young Adult Cover

 

In the Dark Spaces
Cover Design: Astred Hicks, Design Cherry
Internal Design: Patrick Cannon
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
 

The Jacky Winter Group Best Designed Children’s & Young Adult Series

Books That Drive Kids Crazy Series
Cover Design: Beck & Matt Stanton
Internal Design: Beck & Matt Stanton
Publisher: ABC Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

 

Australian Academic Design Libraries Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book

Basecamp
Cover Design: Lisa Diebold & Leonardo Rocker
Internal Design: Lisa Diebold & Leonardo Rocker
Illustrator: Lisa Diebold
Publisher: Quirky Kid
 

Australian Academic Design Libraries Best Designed Educational Tertiary Book

An Introduction to Language 9e
Cover Design: Kevin Finn, theSumOf
Internal Design: Jennai Lee Fai, Jenki Design & Ruth O’Connor
Publisher: Cengage

 

Booktopia Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover

* Joint Winners *

The Student
Cover Design: Alissa Dinallo
Publisher: Echo an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Australia

 

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club
Cover Design: Christa Moffitt, Christabella Designs
Publisher: Hachette Australia

 
Alamy Best Designed Literary Fiction Cover

The Gulf
Cover Design: Emily O’Neill
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia 

 

Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Non-Fiction Cover

The Museum of Words
Cover Design: Allison Colpoys
Internal Design: Allison Colpoys
Publisher: Scribe Publications

 

RMIT Best Designed General Non-Fiction Book (inc. Scholarly and Reference)

Last Words
Cover Design: Andy Warren
Internal Design: Cannon Typesetting
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books an imprint of Hardie Grant Publishing
 

1010 Printing Best Designed Series (including Classics) 

 

The HarperCollins Australian Classics
Cover Design: Darren Holt
Internal Design: Darren Holt
Publisher: 4th Estate an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

 

The Craft & Co Best Designed Independent Book

* Joint Winners *

8 Poems
Cover Design: Marion Guerineau
Internal Design: Marion Guerineau
Publisher: Akerman Daly

 

Broken
Cover Design: Stuart Geddes
Internal Design: Stuart Geddes
Photographer: Jon Frank
Publisher: Broken Valley Arts

 

Splitting Image Best Designed Fully Illustrated Book Over $50

NGV Triennial 2017
Cover Design: Dirk Hiscock
Internal Design: Dirk Hiscock
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
  

Hardie Grant Books Best Designed Fully Illustrated Book Under $50

Patrick Pound
Cover Design: Dirk Hiscock
Internal Design: Dirk Hiscock
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria

 
Post Pre-Press Best Designed Cookbook

Pidapipó
Cover Design: Fabio Ongarato Design
Illustrator: Jean Jullien
Photographer: Lauren Bamford, Jasper Hede
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books an imprint of Hardie Grant Publishing

Australian Book Design Hall of Fame 

Alison Forbes was inducted into the Australian Book Design Hall of Fame.

Since the Hall of Fame was first established in 1994, the Award has been presented to designers whose body of work and role in the book industry has made a significant contribution to book design in Australia. The current members of the Hall of Fame are Tony Palmer, W.H. Chong, Sandy Cull, Deborah Brash, George Dale, Harry Williamson, Arthur Stokes, Alec Bolton and Patrick Coyle.

Alison Forbes (1933–) was the first full-time independent book designer in Australia. In a pioneering career which paralleled the transformative period of Australian publishing, Forbes designed hundreds of titles. Her remarkable legacy can be seen today on the bookshelves of Australian homes, libraries and schools.

In the third year of her illustration and design course at Melbourne Tech (now RMIT), Frank Eyre of Oxford University Press came to talk to students about design and the world of publishing. Always interested in books, she could not imagine a more desirable lifetime career.

Her industry experience began in 1953 as an illustrator with the Herald, freelancing as a book designer after hours. In 1955 her illustration and design for Alan Marshall’s I Can Jump Puddles was acknowledged in the Australian Book Publishers Association (ABPA) Books of the Year. It was the first of many awards to come.

 

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