Printing the 2020 ABDA Book Design Awards Catalogue
This year’s ABDA Book Design Awards catalogue is truly a thing of beauty, inside and out. Designed by the 2019 Emerging Designer of the Year Jessica Horrocks, ABDA recently visited the wonderful Ligare Book Printers in Sydney to watch… Read more
Tips for Writing Your Design Rationale
Entries for the Australian Book Design Awards 2020 are now open and each entry must be accompanied by a 100 word rationale. But what makes an interesting and effective design rationale for awards entry? How important is the rationale?…
Designing ‘The Art of Taxidermy’
Balancing delicate illustrations with thoughtful typography, ‘The Art of Taxidermy’ was awarded the Best Designed Young Adult Cover at the 2019 ABDA Awards. Designer Imogen Stubbs shares her collaborative design process. The Brief The briefing meeting for this cover…
The Judging Process with Coralie Bickford-Smith
Award-winning book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith shares her thoughts on design, awards and the judging process after being our international judge for 2018.
The Making of Magrit
Award winner Amy Daoud shares the process of designing the cover and internals for Magrit.
Designing The Museum of Modern Love
Taking home both the Literary Fiction and Cover of the Year categories at the 2017 Australian Book Design Awards, designer Sandy Cull shares the story behind her design.
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…
The 2017 ABDA Awards President’s Report
The ABDA catalogue celebrates the books shortlisted in the 65th annual Australian Book Design Awards. Selected from 341 entries submitted across 16 categories, these designs are the cream of the crop of books published between 1 January and 31…
Tips for Writing Design Statements
Entries for the Australian Book Design Awards 2016 are now open and each entry must be accompanied by a 100 word rationale. Designer, lecturer and current ABDA president Zoë Sadokierski has some advice on writing about your work.
The Making of Hot Little Hands
"We're talking San Francisco hipster, not Brunswick afternoon tea hipster." Laura Thomas writes about her award-winning design for Abigail Ulman's Hot Little Hands.