Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award 2020, A live brief set by Penguin
In Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilisation – A Short History of Nearly Everything, is a journey through time and space. It is the biggest-selling popular science book of the twenty-first century and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen before.
The brief was to create a cover design that is smart but accessible, as this is a science book with popular appeal. The cover should feel timeless, confident and appeal to a whole new generation of readers.