Book Designer, Scholastic Australia
Scholastic Australia is seeking a talented designer to work on its award-winning range of picture books, licensed publishing, fiction and non-fiction titles as part of its dedicated publishing team based in Lindfield, Sydney. The successful applicant will have excellent design… Read more
The Placement of the Sun
Norwegian-born, Australian based Kåre Martens looks at the distinct differences in book design between the two countries…
Graphic Designer (Print and Digital), Macmillan Education
Macmillan Education is looking for a graphic designer to join its busy production team in South Yarra, Melbourne. The designer will be working predominantly (though not exclusively) on designs for new primary front list titles, both print and digital. To be…
We Need to Talk About Bowie
We are all talking about Bowie. This morning, the day after the news of his death, book designer Jessica Horrocks at Text sent me her homage-parody.
Cover Me Christmas: Books I Want To Get (or Give) for the Holidays
What books do ABDA members want to get for Christmas?…
My Book Design Gateway Drug: Milton Charles and the Covers of V.C. Andrews
It was 1989 and I was mooching about in the Woodend library – wandering the aisles, feet lazily sparking static on the carpet tiles – when a paperback on the shelf flickered in the light.
Spine Magazine is Seeking Submissions
UK-based Spine Magazine is currently looking for book designs to feature in its fourth issue.
Chinese Typography and a PhD
When Tony Palmer first became interested in Chinese typography, he presumed there would be Chinese publication equivalents to Erik Spiekermann’s Stop Stealing Sheep and Learn How to Use Type Properly, or The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst. But…
A Fairy Tale
Allison Colpoys shares the early drafts of her award-winning cover design for Jonas T. Bengtsson’s novel A Fairy Tale.
How to Deconstruct a Science Fiction Cover
"I remember the covers as much for the pleasure and excitement of recalling the book as for the cover art. But in truth it is far easier to remember the covers than the characters or plots."…