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Books, Design and Culture

March 6, 2015
by Dan

ABCD Award Winners 2015

Congratulations to all the winners at last night’s Academy of British Cover Design Awards! Children’s Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton; design by Chris Haughton (Walker Books / March 2014) Young Adult Spiders by Tom Hoyle; design by Rachel … Continue reading

December 11, 2014
by Dan

50 YA Covers for 2014

Like all the best things on The Casual Optimist, this post started life as a conversation on Twitter. The topic this time was the under-representation of YA book designers in all these end of the year cover lists. YA covers are becoming more … Continue reading

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