1. Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories wins award

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-11-05

    Back in August of this year, reported that the 2008 hardback release of Ian Fleming’s Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories had been nominated in the Best Jacket/Cover Design category at the 2009 British Book Design and Production Awards.

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    We can now report that this 007 omnibus has taken home the top prize in it’s category following the announcement of the winners at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on 29 October.

    BPIF Chief Executive, Michael Johnson was quoted as saying: ‘We saw an exceptional high standard of entrants this year and our judging panel did not have an easy job deciding the winners. Last night was a fantastic celebration of the outstanding creativity and quality found in British book design and production. The BPIF would like to congratulate the winners and all those who have put time and effort into creating such excellent examples of book design and production.’

    Released in October 2008 to tie in with Daniel Craig’s Bond film of the same name, Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories brought together all nine of Fleming’s short stories that previously made up the For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy and The Living Daylights collections.

    The book was designed by Angus Hyland and Fabian Herrmann of Pentagram; its cloth-covered boards feature a silver embossed image of 007’s weapon of choice, the Walther PPK. The book is encased in a manilla cardboard wraparound, featuring the details of Bond’s missions within.

    Quantum of Solace competed against the following titles in the Best Jacket / Cover Design category:

    • Vintage Fashion (Carlton Books)
    • The Beer Book (Dorling Kindersley Publishing)
    • Gasoline (Merrell Publishers)
    • Oilopoly (Oneworld Publications)
    • The Snow Tourist (Portobello Books)
    • I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay (Penguin Books)
    • Quantum of Solace (Penguin Books)

    To view the complete list of winners in all categories, visit the British Book Design and Production Awards website.

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