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Australian Book Design Awards 2015 shortlists announced

The Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) has announced the shortlists for the 2015 Book Design Awards.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Best Designed Literary Fiction Book

  • A Fairy Tale (Jonas T Bengtsson, Scribe), designed by Allison Colpoys
  • Amnesia (Peter Carey, Hamish Hamilton), designed by John Canty
  • Earth Hour (David Malouf, UQP), designed by Sandy Cull
  • Life Drawing (Robin Black, Scribe), designed by Allison Colpoys
  • Springtime (Michelle de Kretser, A&U), designed by Sandy Cull

 

Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book

  • For Once in My Life (Marianne Kavanagh, Text), cover by W H Chong, internal design by W H Chong & Imogen Stubbs
  • Lost & Found (Brooke Davis, Hachette), designed by Christa Moffitt
  • Sideshow (Nicole Smith, Seizure), designed by Zoë Sadokierski
  • Tapestry (Fiona McIntosh, HarperCollins), designed by Hazel Lam & Darren Holt
  • What Came Before (Anna George, Viking), designed by Laura Thomas

 

Best Designed Nonfiction Book

  • Dress, Memory (Lorelei Vashti, A&U), designed by Allison Colpoys
  • Fictional Woman (Tara Moss, HarperCollins), designed by Matt Stanton
  • Gazing at the Stars (Eva Slonim, Black Inc.), designed by Peter Long
  • How I Rescued My Brain (David Roland, Scribe), designed by Allison Colpoys & Miriam Rosenbloom
  • Madness: A Memoir (Kate Richards, Viking), cover by Alex Ross, internal design by Allison Colpoys

 

Best Designed Series (including Classics)

  • Sonya Hartnett series (Sonya Hartnett, Hamish Hamilton), designed by John Canty
  • ‘The Complete Asian Cookbook’ series (Charmaine Solomon, Hardie Grant), designed by Murray Batten

 

Best Designed Fully Illustrated Book under RRP $50

  • A–Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land (Simon Barnard, Text), designed by Simon Barnard
  • David Shrigley: The Life Model (David Shrigley, NGV), designed by Dirk Hiscock
  • Design Your Life (Vince Frost, Lantern), designed by Vince Frost
  • Heirloom Vegetables (Simon Rickard, Lantern), designed by Emily O’Neill
  • Shed (Simon Griffiths, Lantern), designed by Evi O

 

Best Designed Fully Illustrated Book over RRP $50

  • A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to France (Dee Nolan, Lantern), designed by Allie Webb
  • The Making of Mona (Adrian Franklin, Viking), designed by Laura Thomas
  • Organum (Peter Gilmore, A&U), designed by Reuben Crossman
  • Parting Shots: The Last Nights of the Arthouse in Mugshots (Anna Brown, Parrot Press), designed by Anna Brown, Bettina Kaiser & Marcus Piper
  • Sepia (Martin Benn, Murdoch Books), designed by Debra Billson

 

Best Designed Cookbook

  • Kitchen by Mike (Mike McEnearney, Lantern), designed by Emily O’Neill
  • Mr Hong (Dan Hong, Murdoch Books), designed by Hugh Ford
  • Movida Solera (Frank Camorra & Richard Cornish, Lantern), designed by Daniel New
  • Organum (Peter Gilmore, A&U), designed by Reuben Crossman

 

Best Designed Young Adult Book

  • The Intern (Gabrielle Tozer, HarperCollins), designed by Hazel Lam
  • Laurinda (Alice Pung, Black Inc.), designed by Peter Long
  • The Truth about Alice (Jennifer Mathieu, Hardie Grant Egmont), designed by Karl Kwansy
  • Why We Took the Car (Wolfgang Herrndorf, Scribe), designed by Allison Colpoys

 

Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book

  • Max (Marc Martin, Viking), designed by Bruno Herfst & Marc Martin
  • Mike I Don’t Like (Jol & Kate Temple, ABC Books) Jon Foye
  • Pig the Pug (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic) Leon Mackie & Aaron Blabey
  • Tim & Ed (Ursula Dubosarsky & Andrew Joyner, Viking) Karen Scott & Andrew Joyner

 

Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book

  • Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain (Steven Herrick, UQP), designed by Jo Hunt
  • Caro Was Here (Elizabeth Farrelly, Walker Books), designed by Gayna Murphy
  • Disappearing Act (James Moloney, HarperCollins), designed by Hazel Lam
  • Figgy in the World (Tamsin Janu, Omnibus), designed by Josh Durham
  • My Dog Doesn’t Like Me (Elizabeth Fenshan, UQP), designed by Jo Hunt

 

Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series

  • ‘Baby Says’series (Alisa Coburn, Hardie Grant Egmont), designed by Alisa Coburn
  • ‘Choose Your Own Ever After’ series (Nova Weetman, Hardie Grant Egmont), designed by Stephanie Spartels
  • ‘Disruption and Corruption’ series (Jessica Shirvington, HarperCollins), designed by Matt Stanton
  • ‘Kaboom Kid’ series (David Warner, S&S), designed by Hannah Janzen
  • ‘Twinmaker’ series (Sean Williams, A&U), designed by Astred Hicks

 

Indie 1000: Best Designed Independent Publication

  • A Vicious Example (Michael Aiken, Grand Parade Poets), designed by Chris Edwards
  • Analogue Bodies Vol. 1: Feet and Teeth (Tom Lee & Zoë Sadokierski, Page Screen), designed by Zoë Sadokierski
  • Parting Shots: The Last Nights of the Arthouse in Mugshots (Anna Brown, Parrot Press), designed by Anna Brown, Bettina Kaiser & Marcus Piper
  • Writers’ Typewriters (Zoë Sadokierski, Page Screen), designed by Zoë Sadokierski

 

Best Designed Educational Primary/Secondary Book

  • Always True: Wilderness School (Jane Danvers et al, Wilderness School), designed by Nathan Fuller & Adam Carpenter
  • Ancient Australia Unearthed (Aletha Kinsela, Plainspeak Publishing), designed by Robyn Kinsela
  • Total Food 2 (Leanne Compton & Carol Warren, OUP), cover by Kim Ferguson, internal design by Kim Ferguson, Aisling Gallagher & Sue Dani
  • Who Eats Who? (Teresa Heapy, OUP), cover by Regine Abos, internal design by Regine Abos & Fiona Lee

 

Best Designed Educational Tertiary Book

  • Consumer Behaviour in Action (Peter Ling, Steven D’Alessandro & Hume Winzar, OUP), designed by Regine Abos
  • Management 5E (Danny Samson & Richard L Daft, Cengage), cover by Emilie Pfitzner, internal design by Leigh Ashforth

 

Young Designer of the Year

  • Alissa Dinallo, designer of: Delicious (Ruth Reichl, A&U); Kindling (ed by Helen Scheuerer et al, Writer’s Edit); Poisoned Planet (Julian Cribb, A&U); and This Picture of You (Sarah Hopkins, A&U)
  • Hazel Lam, designer of: Afghanistan (Gary Ramage & Ian McPhedran, HarperCollins); The Intern (Gabrielle Tozer, HarperCollins); Luigi’s Freedom Ride (Alan Murray, HarperCollins); and Withering By Sea (Withering by Sea, HarperCollins)
  • Imogen Stubbs, designer of: Dame Maggie Scott: A Life in Dance (Michelle Potter, Text); Kat Jumps the Shark (Melinda Houston, Text); The Lost Child (Suzanne McCourt, Text); and The Minnow (Diana Sweeny, Text).

 

In addition to these awards, ABDA will also present three ‘designers’ choice’ awards, which will be voted for by ABDA members at the winners presentation. They are: Designers’ Choice Book of the Year, Designers’ Choice Best Young Adult/Children’s Cover and Designers’ Choice Best Cover of the Year.

The judging panel comprises of: designers Kirby Armstrong, Allison Colpoys, Vince Frost, Fabio Ongarato and David Pearson (UK); Meredith Drake (Big W); Lou Johnson (formerly of S&S); and Stephen Romei (the Australian).

The winners of the awards will be announced on 22 May in Sydney.

This is the second year that the awards have been run by ABDA, which took over the responsibility of running the awards from the Australian Publishers Association. For more information about the awards visit the website here.

 

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