Fifteen prizes over five categories were awarded in 2015, including two new awards. For the first time we also produced an exhibition catalogue, which includes colour images of every book. The catalogue is available to purchase via our online Shop.
The winning entries were announced at the Society’s Conference at Keele University on 20th – 23rd August 2015. Awards were presented on the first evening of the Conference and all entries were exhibited at the Conference for the duration.
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Fine Binding First Prize – F.J. Ratchford (The John Coleman Trophy)
Fine Binding Second Prize
Fine Binding Third Prize
The Complete Book First Prize – The Portnall Award
The Complete Book Second Prize
Case Binding First Prize – The F.J. Ratchford Trophy
Restoration First Prize – The Bernard Middleton Trophy
Historic Binding First Prize – The ABA Educational Trust
The Farthing Press Award for Best Newcomer
Celia Dominguez Fontan
People’s Choice Award
Fine Cut International Award for Finishing
Harmatan Leather Award for Forwarding
Incline Press: Dave Godin Memorial Award for Animal Free Binding
J Hewit & Sons Award for Excellence in Design
Travelling Exhibition Venues
George Bayntun, Bath
5th Oct - 6th Nov 2015
14th Nov 2015 - 8th Jan 2016
In the German style (circa 1550)
German 16th century blind tooled pigskin over quartered beech boards. The brass dies were made using rubbings taken from books in the University of Oklahoma’s History of Science collections. I made the clasp from sheet brass and toned them using a bronzing chemical. The text block is composed of handmade paper sewn on double cord. Edges were stained blue per the period.
Plus many anonymous donors