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2016 British Book Design and Production Awards finalists announced

2016 British Book Design and Production Awards finalists announced

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4 August 2016

The BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are delighted to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016. The awards promote and acknowledge innovative book design and expert craftsmanship.

A panel of 5 judges, selected from the areas of design, publishing, production and retail gathered for two days at Oxford Brookes University, where they went through a gruelling selection process in order to reach the shortlist decision. From a staggering 575 high quality entries, 82 books rose to the top to make it on to the shortlist for 2016.

The winners of each category will be announced on Thursday 10 November at a stunning ceremony at the prestigious Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. To book early-bird tickets, please visit

The BPIF would like to thank its sponsors: Burnetts Print, Canon, Denmaur Papers, Friedheim, HP, IFS, Kolbus,  Muller Martini and media partner, The Bookseller.

The shortlisted books and their respective entrants are as follows:

Brand / Series Identity                                                         Entered By

British Library Crime Classics                                               British Library
The Maze Runner Series                                                       Chicken House
Braille Series                                                                           DK
The Companion Series                                                          National Portrait Gallery
Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom                                         Pavilion Books
Folio Collectables                                                                   The Folio

Limited Edition & Fine Binding                                          Entered By:              

Pen, Paper & A Box of Paints                                               Fleece Press
Edward Lear Landscapes in Italy                                         Kate Holland Books
The Noise of Time                                                                  London Review
The Cinderella of the Arts                                                     Shepherd, Sangorski &

Self-published Books                                                           Entered By:  

Curtain Call                                                                             Curtain Cal
Bunker Research                                                                   Generation Press
Sea Journal                                                                              Zart Books

Digitally Printed Books                                                        Entered By:

Inherent Madness                                                                  Hurtwood Press
Shenasnameh                                                                         Hurtwood Press
70th                                                                                          Northfield Editions
The Half Life of Joshua Jones                                               Unbound

Interactive Multimedia Book                                             Entered By:   

iRobot                                                                                  Carlton Publishing
Ryan Hewett Untitled                                                        DG3
Richard Dawkins Reissues                                                Penguin Press

Exhibition Catalogues                                                          Entered By:  

Barry Flanagan – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral                Pureprint Group
Ai Weiwei                                                                             Royal Academy of Arts
Invisible Adversaries                                                          Zak Group

Photographic Books, Art / Architecture Monographs   Entered By:

Gloria Cortina                                                                           Aloof
Another Green World                                                         Art/Books
Concrete Concept                                                               Frances Lincoln
The Longest Way Round                                                    Overlaps
Sketchbooks                                                                        Penguin Press      
Coffee Shop: North                                                            

Graphic Novels                                                                       Entered By:
The Inflatable Woman                                                           Bloomsbury

Take It as a Compliment                                                        Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The Bind                                                                                   Jonathan Cape
The Pillbox                                                                               Jonathan Cape
Becoming Unbecoming                                                         Myriad Editions

Trade Illustrated                                                                    Entered By:

Baddeley Brothers                                                             Baddeley Brothers Jellyfish: A Natural History                                                Ivy Press
The Vintage Showroom                                                     Laurence King Publishing
Exploring & Tasting Wine                                                  Lizzie B Design
Patternity                                                                             Octopus Publishing Group
Cols and Passes of the British Isles                                      Penguin Press

Lifestyle Illustrated                                                                Entered By:  

Heirloom Harvest                                                                    Bloomsbury Publishing
NOPI                                                                                     Ebury Publishing        
Sally Clarke: 30 Ingredients                                              Frances Lincoln
Perfect Imperfect                                                               Murdoch Books
Farrow & Ball How to Decorate                                       Octopus Publishing

Literature                                                                                Entered By:

CAIN                                                                                          Penned in the Margins
Lolita                                                                                         The Folio Society
The Grasmere Journal                                                           The Folio Society       

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education                    Entered By:

Kids Get Coding                                                                   Hachette Children’s
Oxford AQA Psychology                                                     Oxford University Press
An Adventure in Statistics                                                  Sage Publishing
The Great Farty Slob Beast                                                Wacky Bee Books    

Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books                       Entered By:

An Atlas of Countries That Don’t Exist                             Pan Macmillan
England’s Post-War Listed Buildings                                Pavilion Books
Plants from the Woods and Forest of Chile                   
Royal Botanic Garden,

Children’s Trade 0 to 8 Years                                                Entered By:   
The Incredible Book Eating Boy                                        HarperCollins

The Colour Monster                                                            Kings Road
Bob the Artist                                                                       Laurence King
Above and Below                                                                 Little Tiger Group
Nibbles                                                                                   Little Tiger Group
Dog on a Train                                                                      Old Barn Books
Give & Take                                                                           Old Barn Books

Children’s Trade 9 to 16 Years                                               Entered By:

Outside                                                                                   Frances Lincoln
                                                                                                 Children's Books
Under Earth, Under Water                                                  Kings Road
Hello World                                                                            Little Tiger Group    
The Hunting of the Snark                                                         Pan Macmillan
The Complete Alice                                                                   Pan Macmillan
The Fox and the Sta                                                                   PRH Particular Books   

Best Jacket / Cover Design                                                      Entered By:

The Outrun                                                                             Canongate Books
Slade House                                                                            Hodder & Stoughton
Malaysia                                                                                  Orion Publishing             
Not Working                                                                           Pan Macmillan
Zero K                                                                                      Pan Macmillan    
The Fox and the Star                                                                  PRH Particular
The Essex Serpent                                                                      Profile Books

Best Student Book                                                                   Entered By:

Precursor                                                                               Tomas Almeida,
                                                                                                Norwich University
                                                                                                of the Arts
Breathe                                                                                  Diane Dear,
                                                                                                National College of Art
                                                                                                & Design
17 Times Over                                                                      Aisling Lee,
                                                                                               National College of
                                                                                                Art & Design
Terra Incognito                                                                     Alexandra Morehead,
                                                                                                National College of
                                                                                                Art & Design

Best British Book                                                                    Entered By:

Richard Bawden                                                                  Fleece  Pess
Delete A & Insert R                                                                  Geoff Neal Group
Alice in Wonderland                                                                The Folio

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