The Alcuin Society

Alcuin Society Book Design Awards24th Annual Awards for
Excellence in Book Design
in Canada

for books published in

Franšais | This Year's Prizes



The Judgesback to winners

Robert BringhurstRobert Bringhurst is a poet, linguist and typographer. His book, The Elements of Typographic Style, (now in its third edition) has been translated into half a dozen languages. The Center for Book Arts in New York has just published his three-voiced poem entitled New World Suite No. 3. His other books include A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World; The Calling: Selected Poems 1975-95; The Fragments of Parmenides (a translation from classical Greek) and, with Bill Reid, The Raven Steals the Light.


Susan ColburgSusan Colberg, MVA, MGDC, is Assistant Professor and Coordinator 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. Her own practice focuses on book and publication design and her clients include a variety of institutional and scholarly publishing houses in Canada and the US. Susan has won numerous national and international awards for her work. She is Past-president of the Alberta Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and is currently the Representative for Canada to Icograda, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations.


Glen GoluskaGlenn Goluska is a book designer, typographer, and sometime letterpress printer with no formal design training but a lifelong love of type. In Toronto he gained an invaluable education working at the Coach House Press, designed and printed limited editions for his private press as well as for clients such as Margaret Atwood and the Writers Union of Canada, and taught typography at York University. Work (and a broken heart) led to a year of commuting and finally a move to Montreal, where for ten years he designed exhibition catalogues and posters for the Canadian Centre for Architecture. His design work has won numerous awards in Canada and the US. He now works as a freelance designer and is slowly attempting to get away from the Macintosh and back to letterpress now and again. He lives in Montreal with Pica the one-eyed cat and canoes on the Lachine Canal.