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CS Richardson top winner at Alcuin Awards for book design

CS Richardson, former vice-president and creative director at Random House Canada, has added a few more honours to his name, taking home three 2018 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. He was also a finalist in three additional categories.

Richardson won first place for his design work on The Blue Clerk: Ars Poetica in 59 Versos, by Dionne Brand (McClelland & Stewart). In the prose non-fiction category, he received the award, along with Jennifer Griffiths, for I’m Afraid of Men, by Vivek Shraya (Penguin Canada). The duo tied with Duncan Noel Campbell and Robert Bringhurst, designers of Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis, by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky (University of Regina Press).

Richardson, along with Andrew Roberts, also won for The Last Schmaltz: a Very Serious Cookbook, by Anthony Rose and Chris Johns (Appetite by Random House), tied with Jessica Sullivan, designer of Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast, by Ned Bell with Valerie Howes (Figure 1 Publishing).

Judges Raphaël Daudelin, Frances Hunter, and Mauve Pagé selected the 35 titles from 261 submissions. To view all the winners, check out the Alcuin Society website.