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5 August 2016

2016 British Book Design and Production Awards finalists announced

2016 British Book Design and Production Awards finalists announced

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

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 Society

Limited Edition & Fine Binding

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

Self-published Books

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

Digitally Printed Books

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

Interactive Multimedia Book

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

Exhibition Catalogues

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

Photographic Books, Art / Architecture Monographs

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

Graphic Novels

The Inflatable Woman - Bloomsbury Publishing
Take It as a Compliment - Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The Bind - Jonathan Cape
The Pillbox - Jonathan Cape
Becoming Unbecoming - Myriad Editions

Trade Illustrated

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

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


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

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education

Kids Get Coding - Hachette Children's Group
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

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, Edinburgh

Children's Trade 0 to 8 Years

The Incredible Book Eating Boy - HarperCollins Publishers
The Colour Monster - Kings Road Publishing
Bob the Artist - Laurence King Publishing
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

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

Best Jacket / Cover Design

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 Books
The Essex Serpent - Profile Books

Best Student Book

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

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

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