The Academy of Book Cover Design announces its covers of the year

Last night the ABCD staged its annual awards ceremony in London – here are the winning projects in each of the ten categories

On the back of the recent launch of the ABCD’s online archive of awarded book covers, the new selection of the best work in categories as diverse as ‘mass market’ and ‘crime/thriller’ (not to mention two children’s sections) makes for a decent snapshot of current UK book cover design.

It’s always been one to look forward to and this year’s ABCD choices don’t disappoint. The shortlisted work in each category is on the ABCD site, here – while all the category winners are featured below.

YOUNG ADULT
Surrender
By Sonya Hartnett
Designer: Jack Noel
Illustrator: Jeffrey Alan Love
Imprint: Walker Books
jacknoelcovers.tumblr.com

SCI-FI/FANTASY
The Handmaid’s Tale
By Margaret Atwood
Designer: Suzanne Deane
Illustrator: Noma Bar
Imprint: Vintage
suzannedean.co.uk

NON-FICTION
Riot Days
By Marina Alyokhina
Designer: Tom Etherington
Art Director: Jim Stoddart
Imprint: Allen Lane
@tometherington

SERIES DESIGN
Pan 70th Series
By Various Authors
Designers: Justine Anweiler & Stuart Wilson
Imprint: Pan Macmillan
justineanweiler.com

CLASSICS/REISSUE
The Communist Manifesto
By Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Designer: David Pearson
Imprint: Pluto Press
typeasimage.com

CHILDREN’S 0-5
Jill & Lion
By Lesley Barnes
Designer: Lesley Barnes
Illustrator: Lesley Barnes
Imprint: Tate Publishing
lesleybarnes.co.uk

CHILDREN’S 6-12
Think and Make Like an Artist
By Claudia Bolt & Eleanor Meredith
Designer: Shaz Mandani
Illustrator: Jay Wright, Ola Niepsuj & Laura Bird
Imprint: Thames & Hudson
smadani.com

LITERARY FICTION
The Blot
By Jonathan Lethem
Designer: Jon Gray
Art Director: Suzanne Dean
gray318.com

CRIME/THRILLER
Dark Pines
By Will Dean
Designer: Mark Swan
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
kid-ethic.com

MASS MARKET
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao
By Martha Batalha
Designer: Sinem Erkas
Art Director: James Jones
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
sinemerkas.com

See abcoverd.co.uk

SENIOR DESIGNER

London (Euston)

MID-WEIGHT DESIGNER

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

DESIGNER

Witney, Oxfordshire

HEAD OF DESIGN

Winchester