Designing ‘NGV Triennial 2017’
Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial exhibit surveyed the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives. The accompanying publication, ‘NGV Triennial 2017’, designed by… Read more
An educational activity book to help manage anxiety won the Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book award at the 2018 ABDA Awards. A collaborative effort, Leonardo Rocker and Lisa Diebold take us through this three year project.
Designing ‘In the Dark Spaces’
Connecting to a manuscript and channeling that emotion into a cover design, Astred Hicks of Design Cherry shares how the dazzling and dark cover for ‘In the Dark Spaces’ came to be. It went on to win…
Designing ‘The Gulf’
A winning combination of collage, paint and hand lettering resulted in this year’s design for Best Literary Fiction Cover at the 2018 ABDA Awards. Designer Emily O’Neill talks us through her process and shares some designs that didn’t make…
Designing ‘The Student’
ABDA member and vice-president Alissa Dinallo takes us through the design of her award winning cover for ‘The Student’, joint winner of the Booktopia Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover at the 2018 ABDA awards. The process…
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 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…
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.
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.