Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Steeves’

First proofs of Parenthesis 19 looking very good!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

This will definitely be the best-looking issue ever produced by the North American branch of the FPBA. And it will be the largest. After months of working with words, words, words, it’s great to finally see these 28 articles come to life in spreads with their vivid illustrations and handsome titles. A big thanks to our amazing designer, Andrew Steeves of Gaspereau Press, for all his elegant design solutions. More news and a sneak peek to come. . . .

— Paul Razzell

Our Designer, Andrew Steeves, Wins 5 Alcuin Design Awards!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Yes, we’re pretty proud of Andrew Steeves’ design work for Parenthesis. And no wonder. He’s regarded as one of the top book designers in Canada (we would settle for no less.) But don’t take my word for it: Andrew has just won 5 Alcuin Awards for book design in the Alcuin Society’s 28th annual juried book-design competition. Those who would like to have some of Andrew Steeves’ work delivered to their mailbox (viz. a copy of the forthcoming Parenthesis 19), should join the Fine Press Book Association now.)

Here’s the news from Gaspereau Press:

Five books designed by Gaspereau Press co-owner Andrew Steeves have been recognized in the Alcuin Society’s 28th annual juried book-design competition. First prizes were awarded to Gaspereau Press books in the poetry, prose fiction and prose non-fiction categories.

Winning books designed at Gaspereau Press in 2009

FIRST PRIZE – POETRY
Selected Poems by Robert Bringhurst. This new volume brings together selections from several of Bringhurst’s collections of poetry, including The Beauty of Weapons and The Calling, along with complete works including the polyphonic Conversations with a Toad and The Blue Roofs of Japan, and a series of new poems, “The Living.” Designed by Andrew Steeves and Robert Bringhurst. Printed and bound at Gaspereau Press.

SECOND PRIZE – POETRY
Lean-To by Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen. In her third book of poetry, Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen writes of places made home, navigating between fixed points of origin and the flotsam that encloses, between the longevity of marriage and parenthood, and the temporary of camping trips, renovations and hospital stays. Designed by Andrew Steeves and printed and bound at Gaspereau Press. This book has also been shortlisted for the Atlantic Poetry Prize.

FIRST PRIZE – PROSE FICTION
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud. Johanna Skibsrud’s debut novel connects the flooding of an Ontario town, the Vietnam War, a trailer in North Dakota and an unfinished boat in Maine. Parsing family history, worn childhood memories, and the palimpsest of old misunderstandings, Skibsrud’s narrator maps her father’s past. The jacket features an original illustration by Wesley Bates. Designed by Andrew Steeves and printed and bound at Gaspereau Press.

FIRST PRIZE – PROSE NON-FICTION
The Marram Grass: Poetry & Otherness by Anne Simpson. In six essays, poet and novelist Anne Simpson traces the paths of her thoughts, from observations to association, through poetry, language and metaphor, otherness and wilderness. Designed by Andrew Steeves and printed and bound at Gaspereau Press.

THIRD PRIZE – PROSE NON-FICTION
A Sound Like Water Dripping: In Search of the Boreal Owl by Soren Bondrup-Nielsen. With enthusiasm and sincerity biologist Soren Bondrup-Nielsen recalls his experience as a graduate student in the 1970s researching the Boreal Owl in northern Ontario and Alberta. Designed by Andrew Steeves and printed and bound at Gaspereau Press.

For further notes on the production of these books, please visit the Gaspereau Press blog.

— Paul Razzell