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The much anticipated British Book Design and Production Awards shortlist

The much anticipated British Book Design and Production Awards shortlist


The BPIF, together with Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association, The Booksellers and the BookMachine are proud to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017. With 17 categories, and a record number of entries, the annual awards remain the UK's premiere event for book design and production.

A panel of four judges, selected from the areas of design, publishing and production gathered for two days at Oxford Brookes University, where they had the momentous task of examining every single book in order to reach a decision on the shortlist for each category.

The winners of each category will be announced on Thursday 16 November 2017 at a dazzling ceremony at the prestigious Millennium Mayfair London Hotel. This year's Awards are certain to be a memorable night as industry and clients come together to celebrate the best of British book design and production.

To book your early-bird tickets, please visit

The BPIF would like to thank the sponsors for the 2017 Awards: Boss Print, Canon, Fedrigoni, Friedheim International, HP, Intelligent Finishing Systems, Kolbus, Muller Martini and The Printing Charity.


The shortlisted books and their respective entrants are as follows:


Brand / Series Identity                                                         Entered By:

Cat Clarke Series                                                                   Hachette Children's Group

Urban Dirt Bikers                                                                    Hoxton Mini Press                 

Little Island Press Series                                                         Little Island Press

Collector's Library                                                                   Pan Macmillan

Douglas Adams Series                                                           The Folio Society                   


Limited Edition & Fine Binding                                           Entered By:              

Mariquita                                                                                 Island Images

Havana                                                                                   Leslie Gerry Editions

The Game of Saturn                                                               Scarlet Imprint

The Call of Cthulhu                                                                 The Folio Society

Winter                                                                                      The Salvage Press


Self - Published Books                                                        Entered By:

Kantor's Gems                                                                        Anikst Design

Think of the Words                                                                 John Shaw

Little Kids and Their Big Dogs                                     Revodana Publishing

Framing Serendipity                                                               Studio Egret West


Digitally Printed Books                                                        Entered By:

Joy Division                                                                            Enitharmon Editions

Wild in the Wind                                                                      Hartgraph Print          

A Random Walk                                                                     Hurtwood Press

Taking Measure                                                                      Hurtwood Press


Exhibition Catalogues                                                          Entered By:

Searching for Eve in the American West                               Boss Print

Brian Eno 'Light Music'                                                           Paul Stolper

Damien Hirst: Schizophrenogenesis                                      Paul Stolper

Alberto Giacometti                                                                  Tate Publishing

The Radical Eye                                                                     Tate Publishing


Photographic Books, Art / Architecture Monographs     Entered By:

Callum Innes - I'll Close My Eyes                                           Albe De Coker

Neisha Crosland - Life of a Pattern                                        Anikst Design

The Act                                                                                   Boss Print

Stolen Glimpses                                                                      Hurtwood Press

Havana                                                                                   Leslie Gerry Editions

Survivor: A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust           Octopus Publishing Group

Brutal London                                                                          September Publishing

Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future                                              Thames & Hudson


Graphic Novels                                                                     Entered By:  

Cormorance                                                                           Jonathan Cape

The One Hundred Nights of Hero                                          Jonathan Cape

Mysteries of the Quantum Universe                                      Penguin Random House

Mike&ScrabbleToo - Further tips on training your Human    Veloce Publishing


Trade Illustrated                                                                   Entered By:

Graven Images: The Art of the Woodcut                               British Library

Morbid Curiosities                                                                   Laurence King Publishing      

Bitten by Witch Fever                                                             Thames & Hudson

Remarkable Birds                                                                   Thames & Hudson


Lifestyle Illustrated                                                              Entered By:

The Ivy Now                                                                           Hardie Grant Books

Simple                                                                                     Octopus Publishing Group

Curiocity                                                                                  Penguin Random House

The Clown Egg Register                                                         Penguin Random House

Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos                                         Penguin Random House


Literature                                                                               Entered By:

Still                                                                                          Enitharmon Editions               

White Plains: Pieces & Witherlings                                         Little Island Press

Alchemy                                                                                  Notting Hill Editions

Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems                                         The Folio Society                                           


Educational Books                                                               Entered By:

Daphne Oram - An Individual Note                                       Anomie Publishing

Kid Wow                                                                                  Hachette Children's Group

The Amazing Animal Adventure                                             Laurence King Publishing

A World of Information                                                           Walker Books

An Artist's Alphabet                                                                 Walker Books


Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books                      Entered By:

Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress                                         Laurence King Publishing

Micrographia                                                                           The Folio Society

The Malay Archipelago                                                           The Folio Society


Children's Trade 0 to 8 Years                                             Entered By

EEOR MOO?                                                                         Boss Print

Getting Ready                                                                         Child's Play International

On the Move                                                                           Hachette Children's Group

The Velveteen Rabbit                                                             Nosy Crow

The Adventures of 3 Bears                                                     Owl & Dog Playbooks

I Can Only Draw Worms                                                        Penguin Random House Children's

A Child of Books                                                                     Walker Books


Children's Trade 9 to 16 Years                                           Entered By

The Girl Guide - 50 Lessons in Learning to Love your

Changing Body                                                                       Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Botanicum                                                                               Kings Road Publishing

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls                                         PRH Particular Books

Think and Make like an Artist                                                 Thames & Hudson


Best Jacket / Cover Design                                                 Entered By:

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race      Bloomsbury Publishing

Simple                                                                                     Octopus Publishing Group

Selfie                                                                                       Pan Macmillan

The Good People                                                                    Pan Macmillan

The Animators                                                                        Scribe UK                              

The Folio Science Fiction Anthology                                      The Folio Society


Best Student Book                                       Entered By:

Undone                                                           Conor Burke, National College of Art & Design

The Curious Paradox                                      Conor Foran, National College of Art & Design

Modernist London                                           Alice Lovett, University of the Arts London

Invisible Forces                                               Finn Mullan, National College of Art & Design

Creatures of Habit                                          Alice Robinson, University of the West of England

Kanye                                                              Handy Tandra, University of the West of England


Best British Book                                                                 Entered By:

David Holmes' Book                                                               DLM Creative ltd

Taking Measure                                                                      Hurtwood Press

Dunbar Hay                                                                            The Fleece Press


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