Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

The Inky Tentacle is awarded to the year’s finest cover art, as selected by a panel of visual arts experts from wide range of disciplines.

The winning artist or designer receives a £500 prize and a hand-crafted Tentacle trophy.

The previous winners are Jet Purdie for The Door that led to where, Glenn O’Neill for Tigerman, Will Staehle for The Age Atomic, Dave Shelton for A Boy and a Bear in a Boat and Peter Mendelsund for The Last Werewolf.

The 2015 Inky Tentacle (Cover Art) shortlist:

Judged by Sarah McIntyre, Dapo Adeola, Regan Warner, and Lauren O’Farrell:
The VorrhThe Vorrh
Brian Catling
design by Pablo Declan








Emerald Fennell
Art direction by Jet Purdie
Illustration by Patrick Leger
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The HonoursThe Honours
Tim Clare
Design and illustration by Peter Adlington







The Door that Led to WhereThe Door That Led To Where
Sally Gardner
Art direction and design by Jet Purdie
Illustration by Dover Publications Inc & Shutterstock
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Get In TroubleGet in Trouble hb
Kelly Link
Design by Alex Merto