Q & A with Atosha McCaw
Atosha McCaw is the Director at The Timekeeper’s Assistant, a book design project she started on the side of her full-time job as a designer and marketer with sporting and membership-based organisations. Read more
All We Can’t See
Book designers Arielle Gamble and Daniel New collaborate on ‘All We Can’t See’, an exhibition and online gallery of artists’ responses to The Nauru Files.
The Dictionary Project
ABDA member, designer and Oxford University Press design manager Sue Dani takes us behind the scenes on this mammoth project, which was the winner of the Best Designed Scholarly and Reference Book category at the 2017 Australian Book Design Awards. …
The Hot Desk #2: morning routines of book designers
Continuing our peek into member’s work spaces and routines, today we hear from two freelance designers, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney.
ABDA Members’ Favourite Covers of 2017
It’s the festive season and with 2017 nearing its end, we asked ABDA members what their favourite covers of the year were and why.
The Bleeding Edge of Digital Publishing
James Morrison, better known as the creator of the Caustic Cover Critic blog, shares some of his eye-watering finds in the WTF world of digital publishing.
A Brief Design History of ‘The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales’
What do you get when you cross a graphic-novel with an encyclopaedia, a WWI story with a work of science communication, the human scale with the microscopic...? ABDA member and award winner Briony Barr takes us through the design of…
Kenny Pittock, Book Sculptor
Kenny Pittock is a Melbourne based artist who works across a variety of mediums. He shares with us his process and the inspiration for his book sculptures, many of which have been presented to and signed by the…
ABDA Showcases — Illustration
ABDA Showcases are a way to shine a light on our members work outside of the annual awards. By focussing on one element of book design, like original illustration or photography, we’re able to celebrate designs that may have been…
The Hot Desk: morning routines of book designers
Introducing a new series and a fun way to get to know each other a little better. With ABDA being a made up of a variety of in-house and freelancer members who often don’t get to meet face-to-face, we asked…