2019 Awards – Save the Date!
The ABDA Committee is delighted to announce the 67th Australian Book Design Awards will be taking place in Sydney at the State Library of New South Wales on Friday 31 May 2019, with tickets on sale in April!… Read more
Original Typography Showcase
Staff Picks—Sun Bookshop Favourite Book Covers
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 Kate O’Donnell and her colleagues at the Sun Bookshop, 10 Ballarat St,…
ABDA & EWF Street Poster Collaboration
ABDA and the Emerging Writers Festival are partnering up on a street poster design event. We need fifteen book designers to design a street poster using a short text extract from one of the…
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…
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…
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…
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).