A Thames and Hudson title about medical illustration has been crowned Book of the Year at this year’s British Book Design and Production Awards.
Richard Barnett’s The Sick Rose won the top honour, as well as being named winner in the Exhibition Catalogues category.
Phaidon Press also received two awards. It was named Brand/Series Identity Winner for its Phaidon Focus Series and winner in the Photographic Books, Art/Architecture Monographs category for Peter Plagens’ Bruce Nauman: The True Artist.
Christopher Buckland-Wright’s Sensuous Lines (The Fleece Press) was Best British Book, while Best Jacket/Cover Design went to Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen by Martin Morales (Orion).
Ralph Kiggell’s The Third Thing (The Old Stile Press) won in the Limited Edition and Fine Binding category and Simona Aru from Hurtwood Press was the winner in the Digitally Printed Books category. SAGE Publications received the award for Best Use of Cross Media for Marketing: An Introduction, 3rd Edition by Rosalind Masterson and David Pickton.
The Children’s Trade winner was Lucy Cousins’ Peck Peck Peck (Walker Books) and Best Student Book went to The Fox and the Bear by
Sarah Strandoo at Norwich University of the Arts.
Other winners included: The New Sylva by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet (Grade Design) in the Trade Illustrated category; One: A Cook and Her Cupboard by Florence Knight (Hodder & Stoughton) in the Lifestyle Illustrated category; and Isabel Greenberg’s The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Jonathan Cape) in the Literature category.
The Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education award went to What's Inside? by children’s art and science magazine Okido (Thames & Hudson) and Overleaf by Richard and Susan Ogilvy (Kew Publishing) won the prize for Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books.