Posts Tagged ‘book design’

Alcuin Society Book Design Awards

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

For books published in Canada and designed by Canadian designers. 2010’s winners are showcased in a beautiful catalog—you can download a PDF from this page, and can also see the catalogs from the last few years. Deadline for entries in March of the following year.

Specimens

Monday, June 21st, 2010

A whole set of new cover designs by John Gall for Vintage International‘s reprints of Nabakov titles. “As an homage to the author’s love for collecting butterflies, each cover was created using pins, paper, and butterfly boxes.”

Miller Williams Poetry Prize

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Here’s a congratulations to the three poets recognized by the first annual Miller Williams Poetry Prize, given by the University of Arkansas Press. The winner for 2010 was The Dirt Riddles by Michael Walsh and the two finalists were Harm’s Way by Eric Leigh and Another Creature by Pamela Gemin. I was lucky enough to get to design the covers for these three books, as well as the interiors for The Dirt Riddles and Harm’s Way. I particularly like designing for poetry—I get a chance to really read the book before I design it, not usually possible with long scholarly works. I like poetry and appreciate the presses that are still publishing it—kudos to the University of Arkansas Press for continuing that long tradition started by our celebrated Miller Williams 30 years ago.

Also, note the illustration on the cover of The Dirt Riddles—art by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. Very cool—I wish I could take credit for choosing it.