Book Cover Design
V&A Illustration Awards 2018: Published Category - Book Cover Design
Book Cover Design Award Winner
Suzanne Dean Bluets
Author: Maggie Nelson
Published by Penguin Books, London, 2017
Suzanne Dean is the Creative Director of Vintage Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK. She has been responsible for numerous book covers, with Bluets being a striking example. The text is a bittersweet meditation on desire and suffering told through fragments and ideas. The judges were impressed by Dean’s skill in capturing the vibrancy of the fictional narrator’s fascination with the colour blue. The design was achieved through the digital layering of ink drawings to produce an iridescent quality and painterly effect.