Shortlist for the British Book Design & Production Awards 2019 announced

Design and Production Awards

The BPIF have just announced the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards (BBD&PAs) 2019. The BBD&PAs exist to promote and acknowledge the innovation of both book design and production. The panel of judges – who are selected from design, publishing, production and print – gathered for two full days of
intense judging with partners at Oxford Brookes University. The winners of each category will be announced on Thursday 21 November at the Awards ceremony, which will take place at the prestigious Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, London.

As well as having a winner for each of the categories listed below, one book will also be crowned the overall Book of the Year. The Awards are a key night in the calendar for the industry to come together and celebrate the best of the best in design and production.

Brand/Series Identity

4th Estate Matchbook Classics

HarperCollins Publishers

Felt Flaps Series

Nosy Crow

Paperscape Series Carlton Books Renaissance Series

Laurence King Publishing

Spotlight Series David Zwirner Books The Big Idea Series Thames & Hudson

Limited Edition & Fine Binding

Nine Silences

The Salvage Press

Paper Dolls

Boss Print

The Cartographic History of the Channel Islands

Extraordinary Editions

The Red Book for Woburn Abbey, 1805

Pureprint Group


The Salvage Press

Utamaro: Studies from Nature

The Folio Society

Self – Published Books

Anniversary Strat

Latimer Trend

Pursuit of Perfection Geoff Neal Group

Superfoods to Superhealth


The Lake

Henleaze Swimming Club

WE: Deutchland – A Human Atlas

Boss Print

Digitally Printed Books

A Legacy Work




The Cartographic History of the Channel Islands

Extraordinary Editions

The Red Book for Woburn Abbey, 1805 Pureprint Group

Venice Reflections

Leslie Gerry Editions

Exhibition Catalogues

A Legacy of Ancient Oaks

Kew Publishing

An original Copy

et al design

Body Disruptions


EY: Van Gogh in Britain

Tate Publishing

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Generation Press

Michael Craig-Martin, Present Sense

International Design UK

Photographic Books

A Celebration of British Craftsmanship

et al design

Buckland House

Boss Print

Made in Dublin

Thames & Hudson North by North West Boss Print

Ravens & Red Lipstick

Thames & Hudson

The Door Opened: 1980s China

et al design

Art / Architecture Monographs

Ali Banisadr Volume 2

Praline Caroline Walker – Picture Window

Anomie Publishing

Filthy Worms and Curtain Walls

Rose Design Jedd Novatt Praline KAWS GONE

Generation Press Manual Hurtwood

Graphic Novels

Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Escaping Wars and Waves Myriad Editions Heartstopper

Hachette Children’s Group

Heimat – A German Family Album

Particular Books The Book of Sarah Myriad Editions

Lifestyle Illustrated

Bread & Butter

Hardie Grant Publishing

Neo Tarot

Hardie Grant Publishing

The Elephant’s Secret Kitchen


Tokyo Stories

Hardie Grant Publishing

What a Time to be Alone Hardie Grant Publishing

Trade Illustrated

14-18 Now

Profile Books

Chinese Movie Magazines

Thames & Hudson



Modern London Lukas Novotny

The Writer’s Map Thames & Hudson


Folio Book of Children’s Poetry

The Folio Society How to be Invisible Faber and Faber

Of Mice and Men

The Folio Society

Poems To Live Your Life By

Pan Macmillan

Tales of the Greek Heroes

The Folio Society

Educational Books

Ask a Scientist


Discovering Architecture

Button Books Lifesize Dinosaurs Egmont

My First Book of Relativity

Button Books

Research Methodology SAGE Publishing Speak Up


Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books

Journals of Captain Cook The Folio Society Renaissance Art Laurence King Publishing Sensations

Laurence King Publishing

The Circus


Children’s Trade 0 to 8 Years


Pan Macmillan

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree

Nosy Crow

The Extraordinary Gardener

Tate Publishing

The Human Body Kings Road Publishing The Snow Queen

Hachette Children’s Group


Kings Road Publishing

Children’s Trade 9 to 16 Years

Balloon to the Moon Kings Road Publishing Everest


Silk Roads Illustrated


Tales From The Inner City

Walker Books

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Bloomsbury

The Speed of Starlight

Kings Road Publishing

Best Jacket / Cover Design

Holy Bible


Schadenfreude Profile Books She is Fierce Pan Macmillan

Textiles of Japan Anikst Design Ltd Ubik

The Folio Society

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

David Zwirner Books

Best Student Book

Cooking with Colour Eleanor Tomlinson, LCC Flatland

Natalie Bond, University of Lincoln

It’s about Time

Tom Woodhouse, UWE The Power of Curiosity Emilia Kalyvides, LCC The Union Survives Vivienne O’Brien, NCA


Lottie Johnson, UWE

Vegas baby

Kayleigh Munn, UWE Bristol

Best British Book

North By North West

Boss Print Paper Dolls Boss Print

The Cartographic History of the Channel Islands Extraordinary Editions

The Transylvania Florilegium

Pureprint Group

Utamaro: Studies from Nature

The Folio Society Venice Reflections Leslie Gerry Editions

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