HarperCollins Publishers Award for
Best Cover 2015
Highly Commended 2015
Designer Cover design Alan Deare (Area Design), interior design Megan van Staden
Title Essential New Zealand Poems selected by Siobhan Harvey, James Norcliffe and Harry Ricketts
Publisher Random House New Zealand
Format 208 x 145mm, 320pp, flexibound, cloth cover printed 4 colour over 300gsm artboard. Text 120gsm Superior Ivory
Judges’ Comments The cover for Essential New Zealand Poems delightfully nails the mid-century feel. It perfectly blends the 20th century New Zealand inspired landscape painting and the themes of place and geography present in many of the poems. The printed linen finish of the cover makes it a tactile delight that nicely complements the colour palette, whilst the typography is the glue that binds all of the cover elements together. It’s a delight to hold and read.