Origami by Nick Robinson, trophy made out of the Book of The Year pages from the 2006 catalogue designed by Philip Lewis and printed by Empress Litho, Woolwich.
300 guests from book publishers and manufacturers gathered in London’s Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square for the 2008 British Book Design and Production Awards. The Awards were introduced by BPIF President and CPI UK CEO Mike Taylor and presented by writer, broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth.
The Awards, organised by the BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association had a record number of entries in 2008. The Winner of Best British Book was The Temple of Flora, published by The Folio Society and printed by Beacon Press. Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, published by Macmillan Children’s Books, won Book of the Year.
These Awards promote and acknowledge the excellence of the British book design and production industry. The 2008 Awards featured an Environmental Award for the first time. This Award was for a well-produced book manufactured using best practice in environmental management including the use of FSC papers and reduction in carbon footprint.
The Printers’ Charitable Corporation (PCC) was the organisers’ chosen charity for this year’s table draw, which raised over £1,300. The prize was a £250 voucher for Claridges.
“We were delighted to be selected as the event’s charity,” says Stephen Gilbert, the PCC’s Chief Executive. “The UK’s second-oldest occupational charity, the PCC was set up to provide financial support for people who have worked in the printing, publishing, graphic and allied trades. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of our work with the very industries we exist to support.”
To find out more about the PCC, see www.printerscharitablecorporation.co.uk
Pictured: Gyles Bandreth (left), presenter of the British Book Design and Production Awards and Stephen Gilbert (right), Chief Executive of the PCC congratulate the winner of the table draw prize.
For a full list of the 2008 winners and finalists click here
To download a copy of the Book of the Night click here