Illustrated Book entrants pose PANZ judges a high-calibre conundrum

Illustrated Book entrants pose PANZ judges a high-calibre conundrum

The Best Illustrated Book Award was the judges' most difficult proposition in this year's PANZ Book Design Awards.

The PANZ Young Designer of the Year Award is always hotly contested, the judges say.

The three finalists in this year’s lineup are Jenny Haslimeier, Kalee Jackson and Sam Bunny. Each designer submitted a portfolio of between three and five books designed in 2013.

The judges also found the Edify Award for Best Educational Book category judge. "To present complicated information while remaining engaging to students shows a designer’s real strength," says judge Cameron Gibb.

The Gerard Reid Award for Best Book sponsored will be chosen from the winners of the seven categories and will be announced at the awards ceremony in Auckland on 17 July.

The shortlist is:

Best Illustrated Book

Don't Puke On Your Dad: A Year in the Life of a New Father, Toby Morris (Beatnik Publishing) Toby Morris

Lateral Inversions: The Prints of Barry Cleavin, Melinda Johnston (Canterbury University Press) ,Aaron Beehre

Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977, edited by Jeremy Hansen (Random House New Zealand) Arch MacDonnell (Inhouse Design)

Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer, Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press) Alan Deare (AREA Design)

Shane Cotton: The Hanging Sky Justin Paton et al (Christchurch Art Gallery) Aaron Beehre

Best Non-Illustrated Book

Book of New Zealand Words, Dianne Bardsley, Te Papa Press)
Cover: Pieta Brenton
Interior: Pieta Brenton with John Reynolds
Typesetting: Graeme Leather (Islandbridgeght)

Extra! Extra! How the People Made the News, David Hastings (Auckland University Press)
Cover: Scott Crickett
Interior: Katrina Duncan 

Heart to Start, Derek Handley (Random House New Zealand), Kelvin Soh and MinnaPesonen 

Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism & Early New Zealand Anarchism, Jared Davidson (AK Press,) Jared Davidson

Snow White's Coffin, Kate Camp (Victoria University Press), Fergus Barrowman (Victoria University Press)

Best Children's Book

The Boy and the Cherry Tree, Mark and Rowan Sommerset (Dreamboat Books), Rowan Sommerset

Machines and Me: Planes, Catherine Foreman (Scholastic New Zealand), Catherine Foreman

The Three Bears ... Sort Of, Yvonne Morrison, Donovan Bixley (Scholastic New Zealand) Donovan Bixley (Magma Design)

Best Educational Book

Biology for NGSS Tracey Greenwood, Lissa Bainbridge- Smith, Kent Pryor, Richard Allan (BIOZONE International Ltd) Denise Fort Design, Assistant: Gemma Conn

Living by the Moon - Te Maramataka o Te Whānau-ā- Wiremu Tawhai (Huia

Sam Bunny NCEA< Business Studies: a workbook at level 2, David Farquhar (Cengage Learning), Cheryl Smith (Macarn Design)

Best Cookbook

Bluebells Cakery, Karla Goodwin (Random House New Zealand)

Kate Barraclough Cut, Josh Emett (Random House New Zealand), Alan Deare (AREA Design)

Nadia Lim's Good Food Cookbook: Simple, healthy & delicious food for busy people, Nadia Lim (Random House New Zealand), Gideon Keith and Brittany Collard (Strategy Design & Advertising)

Best Typography

The Boy and the Cherry Tree, Mark and Rowan Sommerset (Dreamboat Books), Rowan Sommerset

From Earth's End: The Best of New Zealand Comics, Adrian Kinnaird (Random House New Zealand)
Cover: Adrian Kinnaird
Interior: Alan Deare (AREA Design) and Kate Barraclough (Kate Frances Design)

Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977, edited by Jeremy Hansen (Random House New Zealand), Arch MacDonnell (Inhouse Design)

Best Cover

The Boy and the Cherry Tree, Mark and Rowan Sommerset (Dreamboat Books), Rowan Sommerset

Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977, edited by Jeremy Hansen (Random House New Zealand), Arch MacDonnell (Inhouse Design)

Peter McLeavey, The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer, Jill Trevelyan (Te Papa Press), Alan Deare" (AREA Design)

Self-Portrait, Marti Friedlander (Auckland University Press)
Cover: Kalee Jackson
Interior: Katrina Duncan Young

Young Designer of the Year

Jenny Haslimeier

 The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd, Finlay Macdonald (Penguin)

The Complete New Zealand Seafood Cookbook, The Auckland Seafood School (Penguin)

Peninsula: Exploring the Otago Peninsula, Paul Sorrell & Graham Warman (Penguin)

Hungry & Frozen: 150+ Oh-so-Delicious Recipes from Fast to Fancy, Laura Vincent (Penguin)

Pig Tits & Parsley Sauce, Lyn Webster (Penguin)

Kalee Jackson

Self-Portrait, Marti Friedlander (Auckland University Press)

Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand, Peter Holland (Auckland University Press), Glen Hayward

I don't want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People, Aaron Lister (City Gallery Wellington)

A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life, Annie Potts, Philip Armstrong, Deirdre Brown (Auckland University Press) 

Sam Bunny

Living by the Moon - Te Maramataka o Te Whānau-ā-Apanui Wiremu Tawhai (Huia)

Swim - The Story of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai / Tāhoe - He Pakiwaitara mō Hinemoa rāua ko Tūtānekai, Chris Szekely (Huia)

Bugs, Whiti Hereaka (Huia)