2022 British Book Design and Production Awards
The 2022 British Book Design & Production Awards took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Wednesday 18 January.
There were 101 beautiful books on this year’s shortlist across 17 categories, with Kingsbury Press’s Where Excellence is Elevated: 50 Hudson Yards stealing the spotlight and taking trophies for overall Book of the Year as well as its own category, Best British Book. Kingsbury Press also won an award in the Photographic Books category with Ocean Photography Awards. Another special mention goes to the Folio Society who were winners in four different categories. Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing, presented the award for Educational Books to Nosy Crow for The Tree Book. The judging for the awards took place at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing ahead of the gala evening.
The theme this year was ‘Unique, United’, demonstrated not only by the diversity of the entries, but also by the four judges this year, who brought their combined experience ranging from technical production to creative design to help them crown the winners.
The evening was hosted by BAFTA nominee Sam McAlister, best known for her work as interviews producer and 'booker extraordinaire' on BBC Newsnight. A recent author herself with the release of her book Scoops, she was well placed to host an evening in celebration of the design and craft of physical books.
The supporters and sponsors include Oxford Brookes University as well as BookMachine, Canon, Diamond Print Services, Halstan, IFS, Micropress, Mondi, The Printing Charity, The Bookseller and Winter & Company.