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Book Cover Design

V&A Illustration Awards 2018: Published Category - Book Cover Design

2017 Editorial Illustration Award and Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year, A. Richard Allen - Trump Wave, illustration for ‘New Opportunities, new dangers: the age of Trump’ by Laura Suter, Olivia Rudgard & James Connington. Published in The Sunday Telegraph Money, 13 November 2016, page 1 by The Telegraph Media Group
The V&A Illustration Awards are generously supported by the Enid Linder Foundation and the Moira Gemmill Memorial Fund.

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.


Will Webb – Anquetil, Alone