The 2017 PANZ Book Design Awards

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The short lists for this  year’s PANZ Book Design Awards have now been published. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony taking place in Auckland on July 20th. We wish all participants the very best and congratulate them on their work. They are:


Penguin Random House New Zealand Award for Best Illustrated Book:

Designer: Aaron Beehre
Title: Bad Hair Day
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Designer: Alan Deare, Area Design
Title: Beach Life
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Designer: Katrina Duncan, Auckland University Press (interior), Neil Pardington, Base Two (cover)
Title: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand: The Māori Portraits
Publisher: Auckland University Press

Designer: Arch MacDonnell & Sarah Gladwell, Inhouse Design
Title: Simon Devitt’s Rannoch
Publisher: Simon Devitt 


Upstart Press Award for Best Non-Illustrated Book:

Designer: Jo Bailey & Anna Brown, School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University
Title: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand
Publisher: Victoria University Press

Designer: Sally Greer, Beatnik Design (interior), Kyle Ranudo (cover)
Title: Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers After Childbirth
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing

Designer: Aaron Beehre & Gemma Banks, Illam Press (interior), Aaron Beehre, Ilam Press (cover),
Title: My Mother and the Hungarians, and other small fictions
Publisher: Canterbury University Press


Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book:

Designer: Spencer Levine
Title: Annual
Publisher: Gecko Press

Designer: Toby Morris
Title: Capsicum, Capsi Go
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing

Designer: Lotte Wotherspoon Clay Press and Keely O’Shannessy, Keely O’Shannessy Design
Title: Tiny Owl on the Ramshackle Farm
Publisher: Clay Press

Designer: Spencer Levine
Title: What Dog Knows
Publisher: Gecko Press


Edify Award for Best Educational Book:

Designer: Tim Hansen, Fay & Walter
Title: Mātaki Mai Ana Te Ao: Te Tawhio Pihirei o 1981
Publisher: HUIA

Designer: Louise Cuckow (interior) and Sally Greer, Beatnik Design (cover)
Title: See Play Do: A Kid’s Handbook for Everyday Creative Fun
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing

Designer: Kate Barraclough
Title: Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand
Publisher: Massey University Press


1010 Printing Award for Best Cookbook:

Designer: Tim Donaldson and Amanda Gaskin, Sea Change Studio
Title: Cazador — game, offal & the rest
Publisher: Cazador

Designer: Holly McCauley
Title: Little & Friday Every Meal
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Designer: Dana Gaddum (design) and Kate Barraclough (typesetting)
Title: Scrumptious
Publisher: Penguin Random House


Mary Egan Publishing Award for Best Typography:

Designer: Spencer Levine
Title: Annual
Publisher: Gecko Press

Designer: Alan Deare, Area Design
Title: Beach Life
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Designer: Tim Donaldson and Amanda Gaskin, Sea Change Studio
Title: Cazador — game, offal & the rest
Publisher: Cazador

Designer: Katrina Duncan, Auckland University Press (interior), Neil Pardington, Base Two (cover)
Title: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand: The Māori Portraits
Publisher: Auckland University Press


HarperCollins Publishers Award for Best Cover:

Designer: Duncan Munro
Title: Ann Shelton: Dark Matter
Publisher: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Designer: Spencer Levine
Title: Annual
Publisher: Gecko Press

Designer: Tim Donaldson and Amanda Gaskin, Sea Change Studio
Title: Cazador — game, offal & the rest
Publisher: Cazador

Designer: Sarah Maxey
Title: Fits & Starts
Publisher: Victoria University Press

Designer: Arch MacDonnell, Toby Curnow, Sarah Gladwell & Oliver Worsfold, Inhouse Design
Title: Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Publisher: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Designer: Spencer Levine
Title: What Dog Knows
Publisher: Gecko Press



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