Jessica Hische in Australia
Jessica Hische (USA) is one of most exciting illustrators & designers working today. ABDA was thrilled when she agreed to be the join the judging panel for the 2016 Australian Book Design Awards and we were equally excited when we… Read more
A Tribute to George Dale
We were very saddened to learn in late March that legendary book designer George Dale had passed away. A tremendous talent and a towering figure in the community, George will be greatly missed. Here friends and colleagues Bob Sessions and…
ABDA On Display in Newcastle
With the support the Australian Academic Design Libraries, the shortlisted and winning books from 2015 Australian Book Design Awards have spent the past 10 months travelling the country. Starting at Southern Cross University’s Lismore Campus in June, an exhibition…
Three Cheers for Two Years of ABDA
21 March 2016 marks ABDA’s second birthday. It’s been a busy two years since we incorporated. Due to a quirk of timing we’ve already held three annual Design Awards (!), with the next one in May. These have been…
Designer, Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is looking for a designer to join its Melbourne office. Reporting to the Lead Designer, this role encompasses all aspects of book design including (but not limited to): covers, type-setting, and pre-press. The successful candidate will be…
Julia Hasting: The Unusual Book Designer
Q: What’s a book designer’s dream job? A: To be tasked with making beautiful illustrated books employing unusual formats and treatments, and hey, don’t worry about the budget. As a young freelance designer in Karlsruhe, Germany, Julia Hasting wasn’t even sure…
Each year, first-year Visual Communication students from the University of Technology Sydney are briefed to design a series of B-format book covers. Students choose a set of books from one of three literary genres: popular science, postcolonial fiction or science…
Meet Carla Sy, New Zealand’s Young Designer of the Year
Auckland-based designer Carla Sy won the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Young Designer of the Year Award in 2015. Carla will be in Sydney next week undertaking a professional development placement.
The Mindless Colouring Book
From hitting your shin on a tow bar to being accosted by a charity mugger, Oslo Davis's 'This Annoying Life: A Mindless Colouring Book for the Highly Stressed' depicts scenes of everyday angst.
When I was a graphic design student at Swinburne in the early 1980s, I spent a lot of time in the library. I don't know where everyone else was, but I was in the library.