Upstart Press Award for Best Non Illustrated Book 2016
Designer: Fergus Barrowman (interior), Spencer Levine (cover)
Title: James K Baxter: Complete Prose
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Format: 232 x 152 mm, 2662 pp, 4 volumes, quarter bound, each cover is foiled blocked on 1 colour Wibalin, sewn and cased, in a slipcase
Judges’ Comments. The unusual colour palette, the unexpected use of metallic purple foil, the mix of traditional and contemporary typography, the interesting use of varied materials, the combination of painted and photographic portraits are all factors that contribute to James K. Baxter: Complete Prose being a distinctive object and worthy winner of the category.