The BPIF has revealed the winners of the 2023 British Book Design and Production Awards at an awards ceremony at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London held on 24 January.

Hosted by graphic designer and book illustrator Anita Mangan, the awards showcased the best talent in British book production across 18 categories from cover design to sustainability, judged by a panel that comprised Michael Burman, Nancy Roberts, Max Lilley and Lucy Swanston.

This year’s competition saw Generation Press taking home  trophies in four different categories and Kingsbury Press winning three. The Book of the Year grand prize went to Hurtwood for Out in the Cold, a two-volume book showcasing Danie Ferreira’s photography, presented in a screen-printed box.

Guests had the chance to see, feel and flip through all the shortlisted books at the beginning of the evening. Once the winners had been revealed, each guest received a copy of the Book of the Night, designed by En-Te and printed by Halstan on high quality paper provided by Sappi, which this year followed the event’s theme of ‘storytellers’ with a striking die-cut cover by Diamond.

Meeka Walwyn-Lewis, head of marketing and operations at the BPIF, said, ‘The UK book production market continues to develop and grow, and this was majorly visible through the amazing entries at this year’s BBD&PAs. It is always great to celebrate the best in book production surrounded by so many representatives throughout book the supply chain, all there to celebrate and champion the sector, bringing creativity and production together. Well done to all the finalists and a massive to congratulations to all the winners.’