Grow Up
Grow Up
Grow Up
Grow Up
Grow Up

Grow Up

HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York, 2003

Description

The design problem we faced was keeping the free-flowing nature of Sandy Turner’s artwork while maintaining a framework within the book. We wanted to explore the various things children might be when they grew up without descending into utter chaos on the page. We encouraged the artist to give his imagination free rein, but also wanted to depict occupations children may be familiar with and could relate to. The approach came from a long tradition of making children’s books. We had a team that brought years of experience to the project. Our main goal was to keep the book as stream of consciousness as a child’s imagination, allowing the images and the text to have a fluid motion from page to page.

Sandy Turner works in a variety of media and also does not usually work in one size or proportion. We worked intensively in the dummy process to determine the trim size and page count that would best serve his vision. We wanted to allow him to continue his experimental use of media while creating a unified whole. The finished project was deeply satisfying and met with critical acclaim, including winning the Silver Medal at the Society of Illustrators 2003 annual show.

Juror Notes

“The interior design is so innovative! Fun!” Isabel Warren-Lynch

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2003
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
HarperCollins Publishers
Creative director
Harriett Barton
Art directors
Joanna Cotler, Alicia Mikles
Designer
Alicia Mikles
Jacket designer
Alicia Mikles
Illustrator
Sandy Turner
Production director
Ruiko Tokunaga
Production artist
Neil Swaab
Author
Sandy Turner
Editors
Justin Chanda, Joanna Cotler
Publishers
Joanna Cotler Books, HarperCollins Publishers
Trim size
7 x 10”
Pages
40
Quantity printed
10,000
Compositor
Desktop
Typefaces
Bodoni Poster Compressed, Hand lettering
Printer
South China Printing Company
Jacket printer
South China Printing Company
Paper
Japanese matte art 128 gsm
Binder
South China Printing Company
Binding method
Thread sewn
Book type
Children
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