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PANZ Book Design Awards 2020 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2020 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Best illustrated book

  • Crafting Aotearoa (ed by Karl Chitham, Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai and Damian Skinner, Te Papa Press), designed by Alan Deare, Area Design
  • Eileen Mayo: Nature, Art and Poetry (Peter Vangioni & Jillian Cassidy, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū), designed by Peter Bray, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
  • One Year Drawn (Pete Bossley, Point Publishing Limited), designed by Alan Deare, Area Design
  • Promises Promises: 80 years of wooing New Zealand voters (Claire Robinson, Massey University Press), cover designed by Gideon Keith, interior by Gideon Keith & Carly Johnson, Strategy Creative
  • Protest Tautohetohe (Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams & Puawai Cairns, Te Papa Press), designed by Gideon Keith, Strategy Creative
  • We Are Here: An atlas of Aotearoa (Chris McDowall & Tim Denee, Massey University Press), designed by Tim Denee

Best non-illustrated book

  • Finding Frances Hodgkins (Mary Kisler, Massey University Press), designed by Kate Barraclough and Megan van Staden
  • Hell Fire Poetry Anthology 2017–18 (ed by Andy Coyle, White Wolf Black Rabbit in association with Ilam Press), designed by Aaron Beehre
  • Somewhere—Women’s Stories of Migration (ed by Lorna Jane Harvey, Beatnik), designed by Sally Greer, Beatnik
  • The Spinoff Book (ed by Toby Manhire, illus by Toby Morris, PRH NZ), cover designed by Toby Morris, interior by Katrina Duncan & Simon Chesterman

Best commercial book for adults

  • The Brilliance of Birds (Skye Wishart & Edin Whitehead, PRH NZ), designed by Cat Taylor & Rachel Clark
  • Garage Project: The Art of Beer (Garage Project, PRH NZ), cover designed by Tim Gibson, interior by Tim Gibson & Katrina Duncan
  • Little Books of Art (series 2) (ed by Sarah Pepperle, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū), designed by Aaron Beehre
  • The New Zealand Wars / Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa (Vincent O’Malley, Bridget Williams Books), cover designed by Neil Pardington, interior by Neil Pardington & Tina Delceg, Neil Pardington Design

Best children’s book

  • The Gobbledegook Book (Joy Cowley, illus by Giselle Clarkson, Gecko Press), designed by Vida Kelly, Vida and Luke Kelly Design
  • Māui’s Taonga Tales (ed by David Brechin-Smith, Te Papa Press), designed by Jodi Wicksteed, Bolster Design
  • Mophead (Selina Tusitala Marsh, Auckland University Press), designed by Vida Kelly, Vida and Luke Kelly Design
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi (Ross Calman, Mark Derby & Toby Morris, Lift Education), designed by Simon Waterfield and Toby Morris
  • What Can I Do When I Grow Up? (Alain de Botton, The School of Life Press), cover designed by Studio Katie Kerr & Tyla Mason, interior by Studio Katie Kerr
  • Wildlife of Aotearoa (Gavin Bishop, PRH NZ), designed by Vida and Luke Kelly

Best educational book or series—primary

  • New Zealand Nature Heroes (Gillian Candler, Potton & Burton), designed by Floor van Lierop, This is Them
  • Ngāti Manawa Taniwha Stories, Big Books for Shared Reading (Lianne Bird, Huia Publishers, Pem Bird and Lianne Bird), designed by Christine Ling, Huia Publishers
  • Te Kura i Monoa (Māori edition) | The Treasured Plume (English edition) (Brian Morris, Huia Publishers), designed by Scott and Leonie Pearson, Visual Evolution
  • Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists issues 16–19 and the Latin America and Southeast Asia special issues (teacher support materials ed by Charlotte Gibbs, Toitoi Media), designed by Kelvin Soh & Sam Wieck of DDMMYY with Grace McFarlane & Vicki Birks, Toitoi Media Ltd

Best educational book or series—secondary/tertiary

  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Zealand (Milen Marinov & Mike Ashbee, Auckland University Press), cover designed by Carolyn Lewis, interior by Carolyn Lewis & Katrina Duncan
  • Exploring Society: Sociology for New Zealand Students, 4th Edition (ed by Ruth McManus, Steve Matthewman, Chris Brickell, Gregor McLennan & Paul Spoonley, Auckland University Press), cover designed by Kalee Jackson, interior by Katrina Duncan
  • Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand’s History (Mandy Hager, OneTree House), designed by Vasanti Unka

Best cookbook

  • The Camping Cookbook (Sara Mutande & Andrea Lo Vetere, Beatnik Publishing), designed by Andrea Lo Vetere & Sara Mutande
  • Pass It On (Shobha Kalyan & Keryn Kalyan, self-published), designed by Jessica Read in collaboration with Shobha Kalyan and Keryn Kalyan
  • The Recipe (Josh Emett (Upstart Press in association with Blackwell & Ruth), designed by Cameron Gibb, Blackwell & Ruth
  • Two Raw SistersChanging Perceptions of Plant Based Food (Rosa and Margo Flanagan, Bateman Books), designed by Cheryl Smith, Macarn Design

Best typography

  • Crafting Aotearoa (ed by Karl Chitham, Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai and Damian Skinner, Te Papa Press), designed by Alan Deare, Area Design
  • Eileen Mayo: Nature, Art and Poetry (Peter Vangioni & Jillian Cassidy, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū), designed by Peter Bray, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
  • Hell Fire Poetry Anthology 2017–18 (ed by Andy Coyle, White Wolf Black Rabbit in association with Ilam Press), designed by Aaron Beehre
  • One Year Drawn (Pete Bossley, Point Publishing Limited), designed by Alan Deare, Area Design
  • Protest Tautohetohe (Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams & Puawai Cairns, Te Papa Press), designed by Gideon Keith, Strategy Creative
  • We Are Here: An atlas of Aotearoa (Chris McDowall & Tim Denee, Massey University Press), designed by Tim Denee

Best cover

  • Bullseye Bella (James T Guthrie, Scholastic NZ), designed by Leon Mackie
  • Hell Fire Poetry Anthology 2017–18 (ed by Andy Coyle, White Wolf Black Rabbit in association with Ilam Press), designed by Aaron Beehre
  • Louise Henderson: From Life (ed by Felicity Milburn, Lara Strongman and Julia Waite with Christina Barton, Maria Lluïsa Faxedas, CK Stead & Linda Tyler, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū), designed by Aaron Beehre
  • Mophead (Selina Tusitala Marsh, Auckland University Press), designed by Vida Kelly, Vida and Luke Kelly Design
  • Pass It On (Shobha Kalyan & Keryn Kalyan, self-published), designed by Jessica Read in collaboration with Shobha Kalyan and Keryn Kalyan

Emerging designer

  • Christine Ling for Santa’s Worst Christmas / Te Kirihimete i te Whakakorea (Pania Tahau-Hodge & Bryony Walker, Huia Publishers), Te Rua o te Taniwha (Brian Morris, Huia Publishers), Awatea and the Kawa Gang (Fraser Smith, Huia Publishers), and Ngā Kōrero Taniwha o Ngāti Manawa | Big Books for Shared Reading (Lianne Bird, Huia Publishers)
  • Jessica Read for Pass It On (Shobha Kalyan and Keryn Kalyan, self-published).

The best commercial book for adults category, sponsored by Allen & Unwin, was added this year to ‘acknowledge the innovative work being done in this area of the market and extend the discussion around book design’.

The winners in each category will be announced on Thursday, 22 October, alongside the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book (chosen from the shortlist).

View the shortlisted books here.

 

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