Australian Book Design Awards Winners 2016

Congratulations to all of the shortlisted and winning designers for the 64th Australian Book Design Awards.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for their generous support of these Awards.

The Hachette Designers’ Choice Book of the Year

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Mongrel Rapture
Cover Design: Stuart Geddes and ARM Architecture
Internal Design: Stuart Geddes and ARM Architecture
Publisher: Uro Publications
 

 

The Booktopia Designers’ Choice Cover of the Year

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Hot Little Hands
Cover Design: Laura Thomas
Internal Design: Laura Thomas
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia
 

 
The OPUS Group Designers’ Choice Children’s/YA Cover of the Year

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The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade
Cover Design: Allison Colpoys
Internal Design: Allison Colpoys
Illustration: Allison Colpoys
Publisher: Scribe Publications
 

 
The Penguin Random House Australia Young Designer of the Year

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Murray Batten
for The New Nordic, Coco Chanel, East and My Italian Kitchen
 

 
The Booktopia Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book

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King Rich
Cover Design: Darren Holt
Internal Design: HarperCollins Design Studio
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 
 

 
The Inkerman & Blunt Best Designed Literary Fiction Book

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Hot Little Hands
Cover Design: Laura Thomas
Internal Design: Laura Thomas
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia
 

 

The Affirm Press Best Designed Non-Fiction Book

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Lion Attack!
Cover Design: Allison Colpoys
Internal Design: Allison Colpoys
Illustration: Allison Colpoys
Publisher: Scribe Publications
 

 

The 1010 Printing Best Designed Series (including Classics) 

* Joint Winners *

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The Mark Dapin Series
Cover Design: Josh Durham
Internal Design: Samantha Jayaweera
Illustration: Josh Durham
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

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The Precincts Series
Cover Design: Michelle Mackintosh
Internal Design: Michelle Mackintosh
Illustration: Michelle Mackintosh
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
 

 

The Hardie Grant Books Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Under $50

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T2: The Book
Cover Design: Evi O
Internal Design: Evi O
Illustration: Grace Mathis and Evi O
Photography: Magenta Burgin and various
Publisher: Lantern an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia
 

 
The Splitting Image Best Designed Fully-illustrated Book Over RRP $50

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Mongrel Rapture
Cover Design: Stuart Geddes and ARM Architecture
Internal Design: Stuart Geddes and ARM Architecture
Publisher: Uro Publications
 

 
The Post Pre-Press Best Designed Cookbook

The Huxtaburger Book

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Cover Design: Suzy Tuxen and Cassie Brock
Internal Design: Suzy Tuxen and Cassie Brock
Illustration: Cassie Brock
Photography: Chris Middleton
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
 

 
The Momento Pro Best Designed Independent Book

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Memory Makes Us
Cover Design: Alissa Dinallo, Zoe Sadokierski and Gemma Warriner
Internal Design: Alissa Dinallo, Zoe Sadokierski and Gemma Warriner
Publisher:  IF Book Australia
 

 

The RMIT Best Designed Scholarly and Reference Book

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Friday Saturday Sunday
Cover Design: Aidan Connolly
Internal Design: Aidan Connolly
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
 

 
The Australian Academic Design Libraries Best Designed Educational Primary / Secondary Book

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The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East
Cover Design: Danielle Maccarone and Olga Lavecchia
Internal Design: Astred Hicks
Illustration: Danielle Maccacrone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
 

 
The Australian Academic Design Libraries Best Designed Educational Tertiary Book

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MKTG
Cover Design: Ruth O’Connor
Internal Design: Olga Lavecchia
Publisher: Cengage Learning
 

 
The Scribble Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book

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The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade
Cover Design: Allison Colpoys
Internal Design: Allison Colpoys
Illustration: Allison Colpoys
Publisher: Scribe Publications
 

 

The HarperCollins Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book

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Ickypedia
Cover Design: Bruno Herfst
Internal Design: Bruno Herfst
Illustration: Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia
 

 

The Tractor Best Designed Young Adult Book

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Lifespan of Starlight
Cover Design: Josh Durham
Internal Design: Patrick Cannon
Illustration: Josh Durham
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
 

 
The Egans Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series

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The Bad Guys Series
Cover Design: Nicole Stofberg
Internal Design: Nicole Stofberg and Aaron Blabey
Illustration: Aaron Blabey
Publisher: Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic Australia
 

 

Australian Book Design Hall of Fame 

Tony Palmer - photo by Alessia Ferraro

(Photo: Alessia Ferraro)

Tony Palmer was inducted into the Australian Book Design Hall of Fame.

Since the Hall of Fame was first established in 1994, the Award has been presented to designers whose body of work and role in the book industry has made a significant contribution to book design in Australia. The current members of the Hall of Fame are W.H. Chong, Sandy Cull, Deborah Brash, George Dale, Harry Williamson, Arthur Stokes, Alec Bolton and Patrick Coyle.

Tony Palmer graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, in 1985 with an honours degree in Graphic Communication. He is the Executive Designer at Penguin Random House and also teaches design part-time at Victoria University, RMIT University, and Monash University where he is undertaking a PhD in Art and Design. He has been regularly nominated for book design awards and is a multiple winner. Tony is also the author of the YA novels, Break of Day and The Valley of Blood and Gold, and an illustrated children’s book, The Soldier’s Gift.

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