The ‘Summer Series’ is an annual, limited-edition collection of books created by Penguin Books Australia, themed for the summer reading season. The aim is to highlight emerging authors and help them stand out from the crowd with unique packaging. To encapsulate the bright, fresh and fizzing energy of summer days – vintage soft drink packaging served as inspiration for the design. A complimentary custom ‘6-pack’ carry case was also created to hold and transport the books to summer reading locations. The project was a finalist in the 2018 AGDA Awards in the Publications category.