Book Design Awards 2010
The fundamental principle of the judging process is that each book must be
considered as a total entity. The judges examine every aspect of each book,
including the dust jacket, binding, endpapers, half-title page, copyright page,
title page, page layout, typography, integration of illustrations, chapter
openings, running heads, reproduction of illustrations, clarity of printing,
choice of paper, footnotes, and bibliographical references.
The Alcuin Society is grateful to the judges for volunteering
their time and considerable talent:
Book designer, Artist
University of Alberta Press
Book designer, Author
Random House of Canada
Dr. Shelley Gruendler
Book designer, Typographer, Professor
Vancouver, British Columbia
On behalf of The Alcuin Society, this year's judges have selected 37
winning titles for the 29th annual Alcuin Society Awards for
Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The books were chosen from 217
Canadian entries published in 2010, from 9 provinces and 96
The winning books will be exhibited in Germany at the Frankfurt and
Leipzig Book Fairs, and, in Canada, in every province except PEI. Exhibition
venues will be posted on our web site.
The winning books will be entered in the international book design competition
in Leipzig, Germany in February 2012. Awards will be given out this fall in
Toronto (at The Arts & Letters Club) and Vancouver (at Emily Carr University).
A complete schedule of the book exhibitions associated with this
year's winning designs is now
available here [pdf].
This year's winners are: