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… Read more
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…
Boaty McBoatface and marriage equality: more in common than you think
ABDA president Mark Campbell shares a heartfelt post on marriage equality…
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…
The Image Detective
It’s never been easier to find the perfect image or inspiration for your book design, but how do you go about tracking down the original artist in the age of Pinterest and Tumblr? We talk to freelance permissions editor…