Aesthetics, beauty, perfection. As this category suggests, judges look for prints, books or catalogues demonstrating the highest levels of origination and print. Pureprint rose to the task.
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The Embassy of Brazil – The Art of Diplomacy involved several prototypes for a facsimile of a booklet from 1944. The end-result was a matt-laminated printed case outer and jacket with black Colorado cloth. “Sublime printing with incredible binding,” said the judges. Other samples included 450 copies of a Gagosian Gallery book celebrating artist Anselm Kiefer, and a 75th anniversary edition of Jonathan Kenworthy’s sketches. The latter typifies the unique print skills needed to carry off this award: the repro, print, paper and presentation were all special in their own right and successfully brought to life the elegant drawings within its pages.
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Watch This Space, a project for designer Pentagram, is aptly named. Small, but perfectly formed - Boss Print was destined to score well in this category. “Quite wonderful, so beautifully printed,” said judges of a collection of photos called Outside. Cartographic Colour showcases work by the photographer Giles Revell, while a catalogue for photographer Maryam Eisler has another title no less apt for the work of Boss Print: sublime.