2019 Winners & Shortlist

2019 Winners & Shortlist

The 2019 British Book Design & Production Awards were held at The Landmark Hotel in London on Thursday 21 November.

A fantastic 101 books made it onto the shortlist, but only 19 winners could be crowned. ‘North Northwest’, entered by Boss Print (Concentric Editions), was the star of the night, triumphing in the Best British Book category and winning the title of overall Book of the Year. The judges commented that “Even amongst the highest of competition, this entry captivated us. There was not one element that did not fit in. The book was seamlessly put together as a whole with beautiful production and design, making it a truly worthy winner.”

We are always overwhelmed by the student entries, and Kayleigh Munn was a truly deserved winner this year with her book ‘Vegas Baby’, with the judges commenting on the “huge level of maturity and professionalism” and the outstanding “innovative style and illustrations.”

The evening was hosted by Konnie Huq. Having recently released her illustrated Children’s novel, Cookie, a laugh-out-loud middle-grade sitcom combining her own comedic upbringing with madcap science projects in a contemporary London Bangladeshi household, Konnie shared not only her experiences but also her love for print and design.

The Awards exist to celebrate and treasure beautiful physical books and the craft that creates them and the evening did exactly this. Each attendee took home a Book of the Night, illustrated by Neil Webb and in partnership with thePageDesign, that showcased the talent of all this year’s finalists. The BPIF would like to send a big thank you to the 2019 judges and all of our supporters and sponsors who allow us to put on the Awards each year – Atlantic Print Solutions, Canon, Fedrigoni, IFS, Mondi, Muller Martini, Publiship, The Printing Charity, Winter & Co – and supporters, BookMachine, Oxford Brookes University, The Bookseller and The Publishers Association.

Congratulations to all of the worthy winners and finalists! 

Categories

Winning Book: 4th Estate Matchbook Classics, Entered by: 4th Estate, HarperCollins

Brand / Series Identity

A minimum of four books needs to be submitted for this category with at least one book published in the relevant year.  Each book should reflect and promote the series whilst extending the value of the ‘collection’.

Winner

4th Estate Matchbook Classics
Entered by: 4th Estate, HarperCollins

Shortlist

4th Estate Matchbook Classics
4th Estate, HarperCollins

Felt Flaps Series
Nosy Crow

Paperscapes Series
Carlton Books

Renaissance Series
Laurence King Publishing

Spotlight Series
David Zwirner Books

The Big Idea Series
Thames & Hudson

Winning Book: Paper Dolls, Entered by: Boss Print

Limited Edition & Fine Binding

Private press publications may be included with the focus being the detail given to the finish of each book.  This section showcases the skills and fine detail applied to the book- binders art. Limited Edition is defined as a book with a print run of less than 1000 copies.

Winner

Paper Dolls
Entered by: Boss Print

Shortlist

Nine Silences
The Salvage Press

Paper Dolls
Boss Print

The Cartographic History of the Channel Islands
Extraordinary Editions

The Red Book for Woburn Abbey, 1805
Pureprint Group

Town
The Salvage Press

Studies from Nature
The Folio Society

WE: Deutschland – A Human Atlas, Entered by: Boss Print

Self-Published Books

A chance to celebrate and congratulate authors who have worked tirelessly to create their own ‘story’ and made it happen.  Entries are welcome for every subject area, provided that self-promotion is evidenced.

Winner

WE: Deutschland – A Human Atlas
Entered by: Boss Print

Shortlist

Anniversary Strat
Gary Davies

Pursuit of Perfection
Geoff Neal Group

Superfoods to Superhealth
ZENii

The Lake
Henleaze Swimming Lake

WE: Deutschland – A Human Atlas
Boss Print

Venice Reflections, Entered by: Leslie Gerry Editions

Digitally Printed Books

This is for both black and white and full colour books. Typography, substrates and design should be used to their fullest, highlighting the flexibility and variability of digital print.

Winner

Venice Reflections
Entered by: Leslie Gerry Editions

Shortlist

We Laugh & Tell Old Stories
Hurtwood

Sayulita
Hurtwood

The Cartographic History of the Channel Islands
Extraordinary Editions

The Red Book for Woburn Abbey, 1805
Pureprint Group

Venice Reflections
Leslie Gerry Editions

A Legacy of Ancient Oaks, Entered by: Kew Publishing

Exhibition Catalogues

These need to have been produced to the highest standards of print quality, with fully documented entries and illustrations.

Winner

A Legacy of Ancient Oaks
Entered by: Kew Publishing

Shortlist

A Legacy of Ancient Oaks
Kew Publishing

An Original Copy
et al design

Body Disruptions
Praline

EY: Van Gogh in Britain
Tate Publishing

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! for Somerset House Trust
Generation Press

Michael Craig-Martin, Present Sense
Mark Thomson

Made in Dublin, Entered by: Thames & Hudson

Photographic Books

These need to have been produced to the highest standards of print quality photos.

Winner

Made in Dublin
Entered by: Thames & Hudson

Shortlist

A Celebration of British Craftsmanship
et al design

Buckland House
Boss Print

Made in Dublin
Thames & Hudson

North Northwest
Boss Print

Ravens & Red Lipstick
Thames & Hudson

The Door Opened: 1980s China
et al design

Manual, Entered by: Hurtwood, Based Upon

Art / Architecture Monographs

This category is suitable for the highest quality of image reproduction that should create something visually stunning for the high-end market.

Winner

Manual
Entered by: Hurtwood, Based Upon

Shortlist

Ali Banisadr Volume 2
Praline

Caroline Walker – Picture Window
Anomie Publishing

 Filthy Worms and Curtain Walls
Rose Design

Jedd Novatt
Praline

KAWS: GONE
Generation Press

Manual
Hurtwood

Heimat – A German Family Album, Entered by: Particular Books

Graphic Novels

A graphic novel is a book made up of comic style content.  This includes fiction, non-fiction, and anthologised work which we hope will reflect the changing trends in the UK books industry.

Winner

Heimat – A German Family Album
Entered by: Particular Books

Shortlist

Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Escaping Wars and Waves
Myriad Editions

Heartstopper
Hachette Children’s Group

Heimat – A German Family Album
Particular Books

The Book of Sarah
Myriad Editions

The Writer’s Map, Entered by: Thames & Hudson

Trade Illustrated

General non-fiction featuring a combination of illustrations and text that informs and educates the reader.

Winner

The Writer’s Map
Entered by: Thames & Hudson

Shortlist

14-18 Now
Profile Books

Chinese Movie Magazines
Thames & Hudson

Flora
DK 

Modern London
Lukas Novotny

The Writer’s Map
Thames & Hudson

Neo Tarot, Entered by: Hardie Grant Publishing

Lifestyle Illustrated

Living and lifestyle activities e.g. cooking, DIY, gardening with particular attention being given to consistently high standards of design and production.

Winner

Neo Tarot
Entered by: Hardie Grant Publishing

Shortlist

Bread & Butter
Hardie Grant Publishing

Neo Tarot
Hardie Grant Publishing

The Elephant’s Secret Kitchen
London College of Communication, UAL

Tokyo Stories
Hardie Grant Publishing

What a Time to be Alone
Hardie Grant Publishing

Folio Book of Children’s Poetry, Entered by: The Folio Society

Literature

Fiction, poetry, biography and letters – both hardback and paperback.

Winner

Folio Book of Children’s Poetry
Entered by: The Folio Society

Shortlist

Folio Book of Children’s Poetry
The Folio Society

How to be Invisible
Faber and Faber

Of Mice and Men
The Folio Society

Poems To Live Your Life By
Pan Macmillan

Tales of the Greek Heroes
The Folio Society

Ask a Scientist, Entered by: DK

Educational Books

This applies to educational books produced for schools, colleges and universities.  The ability to capture and retain the readers’ attention is important in this category.

Winner

Ask a Scientist
Entered by: DK

Shortlist

Ask a Scientist
DK 

Discovering Architecture
Button Books

Lifesize Dinosaurs
Egmont

My First Book of Relativity
Button Books

Research Methodology
SAGE Publishing

Speak Up
Egmont

The Circus, Entered by: Bloomsbury

Scholarly, Academic and Reference Book

For example atlases, research studies,  should include clean designs, exceptional finishing and can be complimented with photography.

Winner

The Circus
Entered by: Bloomsbury

Shortlist

Captain Cook – The Journals 1768-1779
The Folio Society

Renaissance Series
Laurence King Publishing

Sensations
Laurence King Publishing

The Circus
Bloomsbury

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, Entered by: Nosy Crow

Children’s Trade 0 to 8 Years

All children’s literature entered in age categories 0-8 and 9-16.  One winner will be chosen from each age category.

Winner

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
Entered by: Nosy Crow

Shortlist

Animalphabet
Pan Macmillan

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree
Nosy Crow

The Extraordinary Gardener
Tate Publishing

The Human Body
Kings Road Publishing

The Snow Queen
Hachette Children’s Group

Toto
Kings Road Publishing

Balloon to the Moon, Entered by: Kings Road Publishing

Children’s Trade 9 to 16 Years

All children’s literature entered in age categories 0-8 and 9-16.  One winner will be chosen from each age category.

Winner

Balloon to the Moon
Entered by: Kings Road Publishing

Shortlist

Balloon to the Moon
Kings Road Publishing

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Bloomsbury

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, Illustrated Edition
Bloomsbury

Tales From The Inner City
Walker Books

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Deluxe Illustrated Edition
Bloomsbury

The Speed of Starlight
Kings Road Publishing

Ubik, Entered by: The Folio Society

Best Jacket / Cover Design

Full colour or monochrome book jackets.  Attention should be given to the visual impact, creativity and design.

Winner

Ubik
Entered by: The Folio Society

Shortlist

Holy Bible
SPCK

Schadenfreude
Profile Books

She is Fierce
Pan Macmillan

Textiles of Japan
Anikst Design Ltd

Ubik
The Folio Society

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life
David Zwirner Books

Vegas baby, Entered by: Kayleigh Munn, UWE

Best Student Book

This category is open to anyone studying in full or part time education on a recognised publishing, printing or design-based course within the UK and Ireland (there is no entry fee for this category). Please note that a signed letter from the student’s course professor must be included with the entry stating course, college and course dates. 

Winner

Vegas baby
Entered by: Kayleigh Munn, UWE

Shortlist

Cooking with Colour
Eleanor Tomlinson, LCC

Flatland
Natalie Bond, University of Lincoln

It’s about Time
Tom Woodhouse, UWE

The Power of Curiosity
Emilia Kalyvides, LCC

The Union Survives
Vivienne O’Brien, NCAD 

Unstitch
Lottie Johnson, UWE

Vegas baby
Kayleigh Munn, UWE

North Northwest, Entered by: Boss Print

Best British Book

Exemplifying the highest standards of book design, production and printing, this category  is open only to books that are published, printed, designed and bound in Great Britain and should serve as a celebration of the British Print Industry.

Winner

North Northwest
Entered by: Boss Print

Shortlist

North Northwest
Boss Print

Paper Dolls
Boss Print

The Cartographic History of the Channel Islands
 Extraordinary Editions

 The Transylvania Florilegium
Pureprint Group

Studies from Nature
The Folio Society

Venice Reflections
Leslie Gerry Editions

North Northwest, Entered by: Boss Print

Book of the Year

This will be selected from the winners of the other categories.

Winner

North Northwest
Entered by: Boss Print