Everyone on the same page: the ABDA survey results
In 2018, the ABDA community shared their experiences, difficulties and suggestions in a survey aimed to shed light on the collective and often unspoken trials of our profession. The main aims of the survey were to: Measure the health of… Read more
The Australian Book Designer’s Survey 2018 (And why you should take part)
A post by ABDA member Mary Callahan (who instigated the survey idea originally).
The 2017 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlist announced
The 2017 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlist has been announced with winners to be presented at the awards ceremony in Auckland on 20 July 2017. The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) established the PANZ Book Design Awards to promote excellence in, and…
Mark Campbell Joins HarperCollins
The role of Head of Design at HarperCollins Publishers has been taken up by Mark Campbell, who joined the company in May. Mark previously worked as the Design Manager at Hardie Grant Books, where he lead a team of…
Take Cover — Jon Gray on Book Design
The amazingly talented Jon Gray of Gray 318 visited our shores in September last year and we were fortunate enough to have him as a guest speaker for an ABDA partnership event with The Wheeler Centre. Here’s the…
Seasons Greetings from ABDA
As the circus of 2016 draws to a close, the Australian Book Designers Association’s committee raises our tea cups and gin glasses to toast a safe and festive holiday season for you, your families and…
The lost paintings of graphic designer Keith Cunningham
— Reposted from It’s Nice That, words by Mike Dempsey Ahead of a new exhibition that opens at the Hoxton Gallery in London this month, Mike Dempsey tells us the story of graphic designer Keith…
Book Designers at the Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program
ABDA Committee Member Mark Campbell will be joined by Stephanie Spartels, designer of the award-winning Choose Your Own Ever After series, at Behind Book Covers – a session for secondary school students at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival.
Why We Need PIRs AKA Territorial Copyright
ABDA members Miri Rosenbloom and W.H. Chong defend Australian literature.
Romina Panetta Joins Allen & Unwin
Romina Panetta is the new Senior Cover Designer at Allen & Unwin, replacing Lisa White who left the company earlier this month to take up the role of Head of Design at HarperCollins. For the past seven years Romina…