The Alcuin Awards for book design were officially handed out earlier this year in Vancouver, but the organizers decided to hold a smaller reception in Toronto on July 13 that also coincided with the start of an book design exhibit at the Design Exchange. (Photos by Frank Yang.)
Kids Can Press designer Karen Powers accepted two awards for Mixed Beasts and The Highwayman.
Freelance art director Ingrid Paulson spoke on the panel about why marketing often wins out over art when it comes to book design. “When books are done as works of art, they may sit too quietly on the shelf.”