The Alcuin Society

Alcuin Society Book Design Awards2004 Awards Catalogue23rd Annual Awards for
Excellence in Book Design
in Canada

for books published in
2004  Catalogue (PDF)

Children | Limited Editions | Pictorial | Poetry
Prose Fiction | Prose Non-Fiction
Prose Non-Fiction Illustrated | Reference

This Year's Judges:

Susan Colberg is Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, where she teaches beginning and advanced typography, information design and the practice of graphic design to graduate and undergraduate students. Her practice focuses on book and publication design and her clients include a variety of institutional and scholarly publishing houses in Canada and the U.S. She has won numerous national and international awards for her work and is Past-president of the of Alberta Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.

Val Speidel is a book designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her professional practice focuses on project/ print management and editorial design with an emphasis on trade books, covering the areas of art direction and design, photo research, illustration and photography. She was a principal partner at Press Gang Publishers from 1986-93, and Art Director at Raincoast books in 2001. Since 1994 she has maintained a freelance design practice; her clients include trade publishers in Canada and the U.S. She has won numerous national awards for her work.

Andrew Steeves is the co-owner, senior editor & typographer of Gaspereau Press, printers & publishers, Kentville, Nova Scotia. After completing degrees in criminology and English literature, he embarked on a career of reading, writing, editing, designing, printing, binding, promoting and selling books. His design frequently marries modern and antiquated design and production techniques in an attempt to bring a private press sensibility to bear on trade and commercial design. He lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Children's Books^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

Jabberwocky

Designer

Karen Power

Author

Lewis Carroll

Publisher

Kids Can Press

Illustrator

Stéphane Jorisch

Printer

Book Art Inc. (printed in Hong Kong, China)

2nd Prize

Title

Gracie's Baby Chub Chop

Designer

Kong Njo

Author

Gillian Johnson

Publisher

Tundra Books

Illustrator

Gillian Johnson

Printer

SCPC

3rd Prize

Title

One Little Bug

Designer

Paola van Turennout

Author

Paola van Turennout

Publisher

Simply Read Books

Illustrator

Paola van Turennout

Printer

Phoenix Color

Hon. Mention

Title

When Cats Go Wrong

Designer

Elisa Gutiérrez

Author

Norm Hacking

Publisher

Raincoast Books

Illustrator

Cynthia Nugent

Printer

Kings Time Asia-Pacific

Limited Editions^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

Dave Heath : Korea

Designer

Michael Torosian

Author

Michael Torosian

Publisher

Lumiere Press

Photographer

Dave Heath

Printer

Michael Torosian

2nd Prize

Title

Tengo Sed

Designer

Jason Dewinetz

Author

Shane Rhodes

Publisher

Greenboathouse Books

Printer

Greenboathouse Books

3rd Prize

Title

In Smoke: Ten Variations on Eugenio Montale

Designer

Alan Stein

Author

Gary Michael Dault

Publisher

The Church Street Press

Illustrator

Alan Stein

Printer

Alan Stein

Binder

Taylor & Murdoch

Pictorial^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

Folk Furniture of Canada's Doukhobors, Hutterites, Mennonites, and Ukrainians

Designer

Alan Brownoff

Author

John Fleming & Michael Rowan

Publisher

The University of Alberta Press

Photographer

James A. Chambers

Printer

Friesens

2nd Prize

Title

Architecture Canada 2004 : The Governor General's Medals in Architecture = Les Médailles du Gouverneur Général en Architecture

Designer

Bhandari & Plater Inc.

Publisher

Tuns Press

Printer

Friesens

3rd Prize

Title

Peter MacCallum : Material World : Photographs : Interiors, 1986-2004; Concrete Industries, 1988-2004

Designer

Bryan Gee

Author

Rebecca Diederichs, editor

Publisher

YYZ Books & Museum/London

Photographer

Peter McCallum

Printer

Friesens

Hon. Mention

Title

Looking for Snails on a Sunday Afternoon : Thirty-Six Etchings and Three Stories

Designer

Tim Inkster & Paul Hodgson

Author

Rudolf Kurz

Publisher

The Porcupine's Quill

Illustrator

Rudolf Kurz

Printer

Porcupine's Quill Inc.

Hon. Mention

Title

La Saveur du Vide

Designer

Tomasz Walenta

Author

Lino

Publisher

Les 400 Coups

Illustrator

Lino

Printer

Litho Milles-îles

Poetry^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

Said Like Reeds or Things

Designer

Darren Wershler-Henry

Author

Mark Truscott

Publisher

Coach House Books

Printer

Tony Glenesk & Oliver Barnett (Coach House Printing)

2nd Prize

Title

Straight Razor and Other Poems

Designer

Dennis Priebe

Author

Salvatore Ala

Publisher

Biblioasis

Photographer

Brigitte Ala

Printer

Gaspereau Press, Wolfville NS

Prose Fiction^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

All That Matters

Designer

CS Richardson

Author

Wayson Choy

Publisher

Doubleday Canada

Photographer

Patrick McLaughlin (author's photo)

Printer

Berryville Graphics

2nd Prize

Title

The Cripple and His Talismans

Designer

Ingrid Paulson

Author

Anosh Irani

Publisher

Raincoast Books

Printer

Friesens

3rd Prize (tie)

Title

Snow Man

Designer

Peter Cocking

Author

David Albahari

Publisher

Douglas & McIntyre

Photographer

Fraser Hall (Getty Images)

Printer

Friesens

3rd Prize (tie)

Title

A Complicated Kindness

Designer

Kelly Hill

Author

Miriam Toews

Publisher

Knopf Canada

Printer

Berryville Graphics

Prose Non-Fiction^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

The Return of the State : Protestors, Power-Brokers, & the New Global Compromise

Designer

Peter Cocking & Ingrid Paulson

Author

Adam Harmes

Publisher

Douglas & McIntyre

Printer

Friesens

2nd Prize

Title

Tree : A Love Story

Designer

Jessica Sullivan

Author

David Suzuki & Wayne Grady

Publisher

Greystone Books

Illustrator

Robert Bateman

Printer

Friesens

3rd Prize

Title

My Turquoise Years : A Memoir

Designer

Jessica Sullivan

Author

M.A.C. Farrant

Publisher

Greystone Books

Photographer

Cynthia Diane Pringle (Corbis/Magma)

Printer

Friesens

Prose Non-Fiction Illustrated^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

Hell's Corner : An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War, 1914-1918

Designer

Peter Cocking

Author

J.L. Granatstein

Publisher

Douglas & McIntyre

Photographer

various

Printer

C & C Offset (Canada)

2nd Prize

Title

Journey to the Ice Age : Discovering an Ancient World

Designer

George Vaitkunas

Author

Peter L. Storck

Publisher

UBC Press, in association with the Royal Ontario Museum

Photographer

various

Illustrator

Eric Leinberger (cartography)

Printer

Friesens

Reference^ back to top

1st Prize

Title

Le Visuel Dictionnaire Thématique : Définitions

Designer

Anne Tremblay

Author

Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault

Publisher

Québec Amérique

Illustrator

various

Printer

Printed in Singapore

2nd Prize

Title

Vancouver Cooks

Designer

Peter Cocking

Author

Jamie Maw & Joan Cross, editors

Publisher

Douglas & McIntyre

Photographer

Shannon Mendes (cover); John Sherlock (interior)

Printer

Friesens

3rd Prize

Title

Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest

Designer

Peter Cocking & Jessica Sullivan

Author

Peter McGee

Publisher

Greystone Books

Photographer

McGee (author's photo)

Printer

Friesens

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