Meet Your Judges — The Australian Book Design Awards 2018
The ABDA committee is pleased to announce the judges of the 2018 awards. With experience across a wide range of publishing, design, academic and media platforms, we’re thrilled to have them on board to uncover the best and brightest, most… Read more
Q & A with Atosha McCaw
Atosha McCaw is the Director at The Timekeeper’s Assistant, a book design project she started on the side of her full-time job as a designer and marketer with sporting and membership-based organisations.
All We Can’t See
Book designers Arielle Gamble and Daniel New collaborate on ‘All We Can’t See’, an exhibition and online gallery of artists’ responses to The Nauru Files.
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 Dictionary Project
ABDA member, designer and Oxford University Press design manager Sue Dani takes us behind the scenes on this mammoth project, which was the winner of the Best Designed Scholarly and Reference Book category at the 2017 Australian Book Design Awards. …
The Hot Desk #2: morning routines of book designers
Continuing our peek into member’s work spaces and routines, today we hear from two freelance designers, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney.
ABDA Members’ Favourite Covers of 2017
It’s the festive season and with 2017 nearing its end, we asked ABDA members what their favourite covers of the year were and why.
The Bleeding Edge of Digital Publishing
James Morrison, better known as the creator of the Caustic Cover Critic blog, shares some of his eye-watering finds in the WTF world of digital publishing.
A Brief Design History of ‘The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales’
What do you get when you cross a graphic-novel with an encyclopaedia, a WWI story with a work of science communication, the human scale with the microscopic...? ABDA member and award winner Briony Barr takes us through the design of…
Important Changes to the 2018 ABDA Awards
Every year, the ABDA committee get a variety of queries/requests/suggestions surrounding the awards and what could be improved or changed, from both members and non-members. There’s a significant amount of thought and discussion that takes place with each proposal that’s…