Everbest Printing Award for
Best Non-Illustrated Book 2015
Highly Commended 2015
Designer Carla Sy
Title Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager
Publisher Random House New Zealand
Format 198 x 129mm, 336pp perfect bound
Judges’ Comments Singing Home The Whale is an impressive contribution by young designer Carla Sy. The densely illustrated chapter pages were synchronous with the cover design and were balanced by clean typographic page layouts. The cover is enticing, with its perspective of a whale in silhouette circling below a boat. It’s a subtly tactile cover. The texture shift between matt laminate and spot varnish gives a watery sparkle when tilted in light.