It was a massive joy to attend the ninth ABCD
(Academy of British Cover Design) awards last week, celebrating the best covers of the past year. Book design is a fantastic industry and community to work in, so any excuse for us all to converge on one place for a knees up is most welcome. Too often we’re just names behind emails – there was an awful lot of oh so that’s what you look like!
– so it was good to finally meet people I’ve worked with for years.
Massive thank you to organisers Jamie Keenan and Jon Gray for continuing to make this a thing. Anyway, here’s this year’s winners – but you should absolutely check out the rest of the shortlisted designs
, as there’s some incredible work there.