Alcuin Society announces awards
for best books of 2012

In the Alcuin Society awards for best Canadian books of 2012, Parenthesis designer Andrew Steeves won two first and two second prizes for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Current FPBA board member Jason Dewinitz won a second prize for limited edition books. Other limited edition book winners included Susan Colberg, Margaret Lock, Larry Thompson, Natasha Herman, and Holly Dean. The complete list of winners is here.

–Bob McCamant

2 Responses to “Alcuin Society announces awards
for best books of 2012”

  1. RCT Says:

    I am curious, Mr. McCamant, is there a counterpart to the Alcuin Society for books produced in the United States?

  2. Bob McCamant Says:

    The closest thing I am aware of in the United States to their contest is the AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers contest, which has been going on for many years. In terms of organizations, AIGA is the largest national group for designers. But there are regional groups (like STA here in Chicago) and specialized groups for such things as publication designers, type designers, and this group, FPBA, which is the one for people who make handmade books.

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