The Australian Book Design Awards celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australian each year.
Murdoch Books congratulates Ebony Bizys and Madeleine Kane on the shortlisting of Hello Tokyo for the 'Best Designed Fully Illustrated Book Under $50' prize!
Madeleine notes in her design rationale that 'Ebony (the author) and myself set out to design a cute craft book that would not only convey a certain Japanese charm, but also appeal to western aesthetics. The brief was to stay smart and clean while keeping a fun twist, hence the small caption-like breakouts and cheeky facial expressions used throughout. Images were a mix of studio shots and Ebony's own snaps, letting the reader peek into the author's everyday life, and reflecting her popular blog.'
The winning books will be announced on Friday 13 May at the Awards Party in Melbourne.