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… Read more
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.
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…
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.