2014 British Book Design and Production Awards presented

the sick rose

This year’s British Book Design and Production Awards – supported by the the British Printing Industries Federation and, as the name suggests, paying as much attention to the form as the content of nominated books – were awarded last week, with the big winners publishers Thames & Hudson, who took home three awards: Book of the Year and Exhibition Catalogues for Richard Barnett’s compendium of medical illustrations The Sick Rose [pictured above] and Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Education for OKIDO’s What’s Inside?

Judges said of The Sick Rose: ‘this beautifully crafted book held the judges’ attention and provoked our imagination like no other this year.’

Best British Book was awarded to Christopher Buckland Wright’s collection of engravings made by his father, the artist John Buckland Wright, Sensuous Lines (published by The Fleece Press), of which judges said ‘the striking choice of red cloth and quarter bound hand marbled Suminagashi style cover paper incorporating a red heart provides a considered link between the contents of the book and the cover.’

Full list of winners follows:

Brands/Series Identity

Phaidon Focus Series – Phaidon Press

Limited Edition and Fine Binding

The Third Thing – The Old Stile Press

Digitally Printed Books

Simona Aru – Hurtwood Press

Best Use of Cross Media

Marketing: an Introduction, 3rd Edition – SAGE Publications

Exhibition Catalogues

The Sick Rose – Thames & Hudson

Photographic Books, Art/Architecture Monographs

Bruce Nauman: The True Artist – Phaidon Press

Trade Illustrated

The New Sylva – Grade Design

Lifestyle Illustrated

One: A Cook and Her Cupboard – Hodder & Stoughton


The Encyclopaedia of Early Earth – Jonathan Cape (Random House)

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education

What’s Inside? – Thames & Hudson

Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books

Overleaf – Kew Publishing

Children’s Trade

Peck Peck Peck – Walker Books

Best Jacket/Cover Design

Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen – Orion Publishing Group

Best Student Book

The Fox and the Bear – Sarah Strandoo, Norwich University

Best British Book

Sensuous Lines – The Fleece Press

Book of the Year

The Sick Rose – Thames & Hudson

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