When I’m not sure what I want to read next the cover really does have to jump out at me. My last random purchase was an edition of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell because it had such a lovely serene cover.
Here are the shortlisted books in the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) 2014 Book Design Awards. The categories are Literary Fiction, Nonfiction and Children’s Illustrated Books.
As you can see, some of the book designers have multiple shortlisted designs. Congratulations to all.
Designer : WH Chong
Literary Fiction : The Double by Maria Takolander
Literary Fiction : A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Designer : Sandy Cull
Nonfiction : The End by Bianca Nogrady
Designer : Jenny Grigg
Literary Fiction : The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Designer : Alison Colpoys
Literary Fiction : Letters to the End of Love by Yvette Walker
Nonfiction : Madness: A Memoir by Kate Richards
Nonfiction : The Coat Route by Meg Lukens Noonan
Nonfiction : High Sobriety by Jill Stark
Designer : Peter Long
Nonfiction : Girt by David Hunt
Designer : Chris McKimmie
Children’s Illustrated Books : Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon by Chris McKimmie
Designers : Natalie Winter and Antonia Pesenti
Children’s Illustrated Books : Alphabetical Sydney by Antonia Pesenti & Hilary Bell
Designer : Ben Sanders
Children’s Illustrated Books : I’ve an Uncle Ivan by Ben Sanders
Designer : Shaun Tan
Children’s Illustrated Books : Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
What do you think of these covers? Any that pique your interest?