Archive for the ‘Carl Hertzog Award’ Category

Looking for the complete list of winners of the 2010 Carl Hertzog Awards for Excellence in Book Design

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Help! Does anyone know where I can find the complete list of this years’ winners of the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design? Google has drawn a blank.

University of Texas administers the competition.

Here’s a message for U of T: please share this list of amazing books with the world! And publish some photos. A little publicity, please!

— Paul Razzell

Intima Press receives citation for excellence in book design

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Just heard from Mindy Belloff of Intima Press that her W2LZX received an honorable mention for excellence in book design from the University of Texas, which is home of the annual Carl Hertzog Awards for Excellence in Book Design. W2LZX is Belloff’s tribute ham-radios and her uncle, a ham-radio operator for over 60 years. (W-2-L-Z-X was her uncle’s ham-radio call-name.) This unusual artists’ book also received a very favourable review by David Pankow in Parenthesis 17. This is a well-deserved citation and we look forward to seeing more from Mindy Belloff’s Intima Press.

— Paul Razzell

Chad Pastotnik and James Dissette win the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Heart of Darkness (Chester River Press)

I have just learned that Chad Pastonik has won the Carl Herzog Award for Excellence in Book Design for his work on Heart of Darkness (Chester River Press, 2008). Chad and the runners-up will receive national publicity and their works will be exhibited in the University Library of the University of Texas at El Paso for two months after the announcement of the award on February 6, 2010.

Chad will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a framed certificate, and a specially struck bronze medal designed by Hertzog’s long-time associate, the late Tom Lea.
By creating and sponsoring the Hertzog Award, the Friends of the University Library endeavor to underscore the importance of fine printing as an art, to encourage work by new and established artisans, and to biennially recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field. Previous winners of the award include Gerald Lange, Patrick Reagh, Mark Argetsinger, Enid Mark, Gaylord Schanilec and Robert Buchert.
Chester River Press’s Heart of Darkness will be reviewed in Parenthesis 19, due out in the fall of 2010.
Congratulations, Chad!
— Paul Razzell

I have just learned that Chad Pastotnik and James Dissette have won the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design for their work on Heart of Darkness (Chester River Press, 2008). Chad, James, and the runners-up will receive national publicity and their works will be exhibited in the University Library of the University of Texas at El Paso for two months after the announcement of the award on February 6, 2010.

Chad and James will share a $1,000 cash prize, a framed certificate, and a specially struck bronze medal designed by Hertzog’s long-time associate, the late Tom Lea.

By creating and sponsoring the Hertzog Award, the Friends of the University Library endeavor to underscore the importance of fine printing as an art, to encourage work by new and established artisans, and to biennially recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field. Previous winners of the award include Gerald Lange, Patrick Reagh, Mark Argetsinger, Enid Mark, Gaylord Schanilec and Robert Buchert.

Chester River Press’s Heart of Darkness will be reviewed in Parenthesis 19, due out in the fall of 2010.

Congratulations, Chad and James!

— Paul Razzell

Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design: entries due by October 1

Monday, July 27th, 2009

From the Herzog Award Competition press release:

Announcing the twelfth Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design sponsored by the Friends of the University Library University of Texas at El Paso

The competition is open to presses and publishers of all types and sizes. The winner and runners-up will receive national publicity and their works will be exhibited in the University Library of the University of Texas at El Paso for two months after the announcement of the award on February 6, 2010.

The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a framed certificate, and a specially struck bronze medal designed by Hertzog’s long-time associate; the late Tom Lea.

By creating and sponsoring the Hertzog Award, the Friends of the University Library endeavor to underscore the importance of fine printing as an art, to encourage work by new and established artisans, and to biennially recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field. Questions regarding the competition should be directed to the Library Director, 915-747-5683 or emailed to

llimas [at] utep [dot] edu.

1. Only books and pamphlets, both finely printed and trade items, may be submitted; minimum length is 16 pages.

2. Privately published volumes with a minimum print run of 25 copies are eligible.

3. Entries must be published and entirely produced (designed, typeset or composed, printed, bound, etc.) in the United States.

4. There is a maximum number of five entries allowed, and all must have been printed in 2008 or 2009.

5. Books previously entered are not eligible.

6. Only one copy need be submitted.

7. There is no entry or handling fee.

8. The winning entry will become the property of the University of Texas at El Paso Library and will be placed in the Carl Hertzog Collection. The UTEP Library may keep other entries, at the option of the contestants.

9. While a printer, publisher, or designer can submit an entry, only the designer is eligible to receive the award.

10. All entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2009.

11. Submissions and entry forms should be sent first-class, insured mail to: Hertzog Award Competition

c/o Library Director

UTEP Library

El Paso, TX 79968-0582

Previous winners of the award include Gerald Lange, Patrick Reagh, Mark Argetsinger, Enid Mark, Gaylord Schanilec and Robert Buchert.

—Paul Razzell