Book cover designs make the Penguin Student Design Award shortlist

Max Low ©Penguin Student Design Award shortlist

Design students have reimagined some of the most memorable book covers as part of Penguin Random House annual Student Design Award. They worked across adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and children’s categories, tasked to re-think the covers of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend. 30 cover designs were chosen from more than 2,100 submissions.

Connor Lyon ©Penguin Student Design Award shortlist

‘Designers play a vital role in bringing to life some of the world’s best-loved books and helping to tell our authors’ stories,’ says Tom Weldon, CEO Penguin Random House.

Wilson Stuart ©Penguin Student Design Award shortlist

Now in its eleventh year, the Student Design Award aims to find the next generation of book cover designers by giving students the opportunity to experience real cover design briefs first-hand. The winners in each of the three categories will receive a work placement within the Penguin Random House UK design studios, as well as a £1,000 cash prize.

Jose Gonzalez ©Penguin Student Design Award shortlist

The award is free to enter and open to all students studying on a Further Education or Higher Education course, regardless of their degree or institution. The 2017 award will be announced on 21 June. See the work of the full shortlist here.

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Linde Raats ©Penguin Student Design Award shortlist
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