Allison Colpoys shortlisted for ABDA Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book

We are so pleased that Allison Colpoys has been shortlisted for the Australian Book Design Awards Penguin Random House Australia Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book for Under the Love Umbrella!

Here’s what Allison had to say about the design process:

Davina’s story celebrates the ever-present love between children and their families no matter where they are.

When Davina and I decided that the last few pages in the book would feature fireworks, I knew instantly that I would also like to have fireworks on the cover. I hoped to create a magical, joyful night-sky scene with the children from the book gazing up at it and the title of the book.

The book and the cover are printed in four Pantones, so I think the main challenge (other than meeting deadlines!) was setting up and separating the files for print.


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