Take Cover — Jon Gray on Book Design
The amazingly talented Jon Gray of Gray 318 visited our shores in September last year and we were fortunate enough to have him as a guest speaker for an ABDA partnership event with The Wheeler Centre. Here’s the… Read more
Seasons Greetings from ABDA
As the circus of 2016 draws to a close, the Australian Book Designers Association’s committee raises our tea cups and gin glasses to toast a safe and festive holiday season for you, your families and…
ABDA Members Favourite Covers of 2016
It’s the holiday season and with 2016 nearing its end we asked ABDA members what their favourite covers of year were and why. Here are their responses — Rob Klinkhamer Freelance Book Designer…
Tips on photographing your book for awards submission
When photographing your book for awards submission there are are a number of things that should be taken into consideration to make sure you are not only making an accurate representation of the design, but also giving it…
Images and Influence
A post by ABDA member Peter Long “But what kind of a cover should go on a book about flying saucers? At the outset, there was no consensus as to what the saucers even actually looked like: they were…
Tips for Writing Design Statements
Entries for the Australian Book Design Awards 2016 are now open and each entry must be accompanied by a 100 word rationale. Designer, lecturer and current ABDA president Zoë Sadokierski has some advice on writing about your work.
The lost paintings of graphic designer Keith Cunningham
— Reposted from It’s Nice That, words by Mike Dempsey Ahead of a new exhibition that opens at the Hoxton Gallery in London this month, Mike Dempsey tells us the story of graphic designer Keith…
Jessica Helfand Workshop
Our friends at the Australian Graphic Designer’s Association are presenting a workshop in Melbourne with designer, author, and educator Jessica Helfand from NYC. Tuesday 22 November (1pm registration, 1.30 – 5.30pm) The Depot Donkey Wheel House 673…
Q & A with Luke Causby
Luke Causby was one of the very first people to join ABDA. We caught up with this second-generation book designer to find out more about his work.
Mr Bingo in Australia
Mr Bingo has been described as ‘the Master of pens’, ‘the Justin Bieber of drawing’ and that ‘he f***s about for living’. He is well known for his Hate Mail project: the mailing of offensive postcards to strangers. At their request.