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Canadian Book Designer Up For BEST IN WORLD at Leipsig

abstract:This just in from The Alcuin Society: "A Canadian book has just earned international recognition." Congratulations to the designer and publisher!

"GUILLAUME LÉPINE, designer, La lecture des signes abstraits: une exploration visuelle, by Joséane Beaulieu-April. La chose imprimée (Montréal).

The Stiftung Buchkunst, based in Frankfurt, Germany, curators of the international exhibition "BEST BOOK DESIGN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD" at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs, selected their 2015 award-winners (for books published in 2014) in an international competition in February 2016. They have just released their list of awards, which will be presented at the Leipzig Book Fair later this month. Of almost 600 books submitted by 32 countries, 14 winners were selected. Only one Canadian designer, M. Lépine, was honoured to have his book chosen as a shortlisted title.

The 28 Canadian books on exhibit, representing Canada as participants in the international competition, were submitted by The Alcuin Society to the Stiftung. These books were the winners of the 2014 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, held in March 2015. The collection has been donated to the German Book and Type Museum in Leipzig, where it will be available for consultation and exhibitions. The winners of this year's Alcuin Society competition will be forwarded to the Stiftung later this Spring.

Information about the Stiftung Buchkunst may be found at Click the translate flag for language of choice.

The Alcuin Society ( is a Vancouver-based non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book. Further information on the Alcuin competition may be obtained from


March 08, 2016
This book is not widely available at this time. We found a site with images of page spreads of the book and an excellent description of its contents.

For a translated review of the book click here



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