Peter Long

Peter Long - Designer

Melbourne VIC, Australia

I'm an award-winning book cover designer, looking to work with you to create a beautiful, individual and distinctive book.

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Overview

I've been a book designer for more than twenty years. I've designed covers for HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and many smaller publishing houses and university presses. I specialise in memoir, biography, history and other forms of non-fiction.
Before I start I will ask you lots of questions about how YOU see your book, so we can work together to create something compelling and bold that makes your title pop out on the shelf or screen.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Classics
Historical Fiction
Plays & Screenplays

Work experience

Senior Designer

Self-employed
October, 2011 – June, 2017 (over 5 years)

I have been a freelance designer for more than 20 years and worked in-house at Black Inc. Books as Senior Designer from 2011-2017.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Hunt for MH370

Ean Higgins

"A staggering, meticulous and frequently spine-chilling work of longform journalism." Trent DaltonSomewhere deep beneath the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, perhaps in the eerie underwater canyons of Broken Ridge along the Seventh Arc satellite band, lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery.Why, on the night of 8 March 2014, did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suddenly U... read more

"A staggering, meticulous and frequently spine-chilling work of longform journalism." Trent DaltonSomewhere deep beneath the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, perhaps in the eerie underwater canyons of Broken Ridge along the Seventh Arc satellite band, lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery.Why, on the night of 8 March 2014, did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suddenly U... read more

The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter was one of Australia’s truly original writers, renowned for her passionate, offbeat poetry and verse novels. The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter draws from her life’s work to present the many facets of Porter the poet, from stretching the fabric of ancient mythology to delving into the beauty of the natural world, or inking an intimate message on your heart.

Dorothy Porter was one of Australia’s truly original writers, renowned for her passionate, offbeat poetry and verse novels. The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter draws from her life’s work to present the many facets of Porter the poet, from stretching the fabric of ancient mythology to delving into the beauty of the natural world, or inking an intimate message on your heart.

It's Alive!

Toby Walsh

There are few other human inventions that are likely to have as large an impact on our lives as machines that can think . . . The steam engine liberated our muscles; the computer is set to liberate our minds. The development of Artificial Intelligence is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that thinking machines are already an indispensable pa... read more

There are few other human inventions that are likely to have as large an impact on our lives as machines that can think . . . The steam engine liberated our muscles; the computer is set to liberate our minds. The development of Artificial Intelligence is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that thinking machines are already an indispensable pa... read more

Toyo

Lily Chan

Winner of the 2013 Dobbie Award Toyo learned to ask nothing, to wait and count the days. But they passed and passed and still the doorway remained empty of his deep voice, calling out her name. Blending the intimacy of memoir with an artist’s vision, Toyo is the story of a remarkable woman, a vivid picture of Japan before and after war, and an unpredictable tale of courage and change in today’... read more

Winner of the 2013 Dobbie Award Toyo learned to ask nothing, to wait and count the days. But they passed and passed and still the doorway remained empty of his deep voice, calling out her name. Blending the intimacy of memoir with an artist’s vision, Toyo is the story of a remarkable woman, a vivid picture of Japan before and after war, and an unpredictable tale of courage and change in today’... read more

My family and other animus

James Jeffrey

For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided. Yet, what could have been a calamitous upbringing turned instead into an education. For better or worse, his family handed out lessons that would guide him through l... read more

For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided. Yet, what could have been a calamitous upbringing turned instead into an education. For better or worse, his family handed out lessons that would guide him through l... read more

The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray

Les Murray

From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove o... read more

From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove o... read more

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