Q & A with Ozan Tortop
Ozan Tortop is a Brisbane-based designer who begun his career in advertising before making his way to the wonderful world of books, in particular children’s book design. He is the co-founder of TadaaBook, where he helps independent… Read more
The Making of ‘Lifespan of Starlight’
Josh Durham takes us behind the scenes of designing his award winning cover for ‘Lifespan of Starlight’. ‘Designing a series ‘look’ is always a delicious challenge – get the first one right and everything can fall into place. As usual…
Q & A with Duncan Blachford
Currently undertaking a Master of Communication Design at RMIT University, Duncan Blachford has over eight years experience in the book publishing industry. He’s worked at Black Inc. Books in Melbourne and Bloomsbury Publishing in London and is currently the…
The Beauty of the Small Press
To coincide with our upcoming SLNSW event, Alissa Dinallo shares her love of William Morris, Kelmscott Press and the rise of small presses in Australia and abroad.
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…
The Art of Correspondence
Mary Callahan, the award-winning designer of ‘The Art of Reading’, shares the story of her design through correspondence with the book’s publisher. 16 October 2015, 11:58am Dearest M Brief as follows: Short synopsis In The…
Q & A with Tess McCabe
As the designer and director of Creative Minds Publishing, Tess McCabe publishes books and resources for creative professionals and their businesses. Like the creative’s guide to copyright, ‘Owning It’ by Sharon Givoni, or the illuminating interviews in ‘Conversations With Creative…
The Making of Magrit
Award winner Amy Daoud shares the process of designing the cover and internals for Magrit.
Hall of Fame – Alec Bolton
Michael Richards shares insights into the life of Hall of Fame recipient, Alec Bolton (1926–1996).
Staff Picks—Embiggen Books Favourite Book Cover Designs
The latest in a series of interviews where we ask staff at bookstores to tell us about their favourite book designs. This month we hear from Warren Bonett at Embiggen Books, 197-203 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Fiction This is arguably…