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…
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).
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…
Q & A with David Campbell
As Senior Designer at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) David Campbell is surrounded by inspiration. Before landing this coveted role he was a freelance designer for twelve years, working with numerous galleries and arts organisations…
Alison Forbes: a book design pioneer
A look at the life and work of book designer Alison Forbes.
Q & A with Gayna Murphy
Gayna Murphy is a versatile and award-winning designer who has worked across many areas of publishing including magazines, large format illustrated books, cookbooks, literary fiction and children’s books. She is currently senior designer at Bauer Media Books.