Everbest Printing Award for
Best Non-Illustrated Book 2015
Highly Commended 2015
Designer Cover design Spencer Levine, interior design Fergus Barrowman
Title The Families by Vincent O’Sullivan
Publisher Victoria University Press
Format 210 x 138mm, 256pp paperback
Judges’ Comments The highlight of this book is the intriguing graphic cover with its unusual crop of an illustration of a bird feeding its young. This book exemplifies how striking design can be achieved on a modest print budget. The Spike Milligan-like illustration style paired with the unobtrusive typographic treatment of the internal pages comes across as honest and charming.