The Folio Society Wins at the British Book Design & Production Awards 2016
The Folio Society is delighted to announce that their Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland won both Best British Book and Book of the Year, and their Folio Collectables series won best Brand/Series Identity at The British Book Design & Production Awards, 2016 presented in London last night.
Danny Arter of The Bookseller said ‘The hat-trick of gongs meant the 69-year-old publisher was the most decorated of the evening, edging out Penguin Random House and Pan Macmillan.’
The British Book Design & Production Awards is one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the awards recognise and promote excellence in the British book design and production industry by celebrating the best books of the year.
The judges said of Alice in Wonderland, ‘No detail has been left as standard; every element in creating this book has been endowed with the highest specification.’ They also commented on its ‘flawless execution’ saying ‘every page is a delight. It’s a perfect piece of typography combined with timeless illustrations. Presented in a perfect package.’
In awarding the Brand/Series Identity prize to the Folio Collectables, the judges said the ‘collection of vibrant books stood out immediately’ and they ‘showed real thought from both a production and design perspective’.
Lolita and The Grasmere Journal were also finalists in the Literature category, with Lolita being Highly Commended.
Kate Grimwade, Production Director at The Folio Society said: ‘We are extremely proud to have won in three categories and received Highly Commended in a fourth. It is wonderful to see The Folio Society’s dedication to excellence in design, production and illustration recognised by such a prestigious organisation.’