A fitting celebration of the awards’ tenth anniversary, the entries for the Penguin Design Award - which nurtures the upcoming generation of design and art students - are absolutely gorgeous.
This year, students designed a new cover for either Erich Kastner’s Emil and the Detectives (Children’s Cover Award), Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange (Adult Fiction Cover Award) and How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (Adult Non-fiction Cover Award).
Since the competition’s launch, there have been over 7,724 submissions from 130 UK and international universities, with 17 winning students, two of whom now work at Penguin. This year, there were a record-breaking 1,639 entries. The three winners receive a work placement at Penguin Random House UK design studios and £1,000.
Judging the books by their covers are a plethora of influential successes from across the publishing world - from Alexandra Shulman, Vogue UK Editor-in-Chief, to Anthony Browne, author and illustrator of children’s books.
Image: by Ailsa Johnson for Erich Kastner’s Emil and the Detectives