Can you judge a book by its cover? Canvas asked the judges of the PANZ Book Design Awards how they've gone about the thing we're told never to do ...

Never judge a book by its cover - but we all do and it's what the judges of the PANZ Book Design Awards have done as they deliberated, discussed and debated which books are the best (looking, at least) in New Zealand.

Led by David Coventon, senior lecturer at AUT's School of Art and Design, the judging panel – graphic designer Jess Gommers, education design expert Simon Waterfield and bookseller

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