Meet Your Judges — The Australian Book Design Awards 2018
The ABDA committee is pleased to announce the judges of the 2018 awards. With experience across a wide range of publishing, design, academic and media platforms, we’re thrilled to have them on board to uncover the best and brightest, most… Read more
Important Changes to the 2018 ABDA Awards
Every year, the ABDA committee get a variety of queries/requests/suggestions surrounding the awards and what could be improved or changed, from both members and non-members. There’s a significant amount of thought and discussion that takes place with each proposal that’s…
Hall of Fame – W.H. Chong
'To illustrate the cover of a book, especially a novel, is to pinpoint and construct a single image to convey an entire narrative.' Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, Miriam Rosenbloom interviews W.H. Chong about his life in…
Hall of Fame – Alec Bolton
Michael Richards shares insights into the life of Hall of Fame recipient, Alec Bolton (1926–1996).
The Casual Optimist Judge
Each year ABDA invites a panel of nine designers and design lovers to judge the Book Design Awards, including one international judge. Previously, Jessica Hische, David Pearson and Jon Gray have lent us…
The 2017 ABDA Awards President’s Report
The ABDA catalogue celebrates the books shortlisted in the 65th annual Australian Book Design Awards. Selected from 341 entries submitted across 16 categories, these designs are the cream of the crop of books published between 1 January and 31…
Meet The Judges — The Australian Book Design Awards 2017
The ABDA committee is pleased to announce the judges of the 2017 awards. With experience across a wide range of publishing, design, academic and media platforms, we’re thrilled to have them on board to uncover the best and brightest, most…
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…
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.
Awards Party Playlist
For anyone who couldn't make it to the 2016 Awards Party, or for those that want to re-live the night at home, here's the music we were dancing the night away to.