The British Book Design & Production Awards exist to celebrate the innovation, design and production of physical books and to champion the fantastic work done each year by the print industry.
Print & Event Design
In early 2021 the BPIF approached EN-TE to create a brand to run right through the awards. Our concept was born out of lockdown, highlighting the importance of being able to feel immersed in the power that books give us to disappear into a different world. Immersion.
From tickets and signage, to presentation screens and room decor, the Immersion visuals carried on throughout to create a fully immersive experience. This culminated in the Book of the Night; a catalogue of all entries that won awards or were shortlisted.
“It was really enjoyable working with EN-TE to produce the Book of the Night. So often production are only involved at the end when the specification is finalised, but with this project Halstan was involved right from the start of the process. It just shows that when manufacturing and design work together in collaboration what new and exciting ideas can come forward.
The result is a book that we are really proud of and EN-TE’s creative talents really helped showcase our production capabilities.”
Rupert Smith, Chief Executive
To just use the term 'catalogue' however would do a disservice to this beautiful piece of design and production.
Together with Halstan and Mondi, the simple Book of the Night idea developed into a 320 page freestanding monolith, utilising Mondi's PERGRAPHICA® paper range and Halstan's new book sewing technology.
Small in size, but big in content. The cover design is a portrayal of the rigid social distancing highlighting a single person amongst a crowd, with the cut-off format allowing the book itself to stand and be a statement of the strength of books whilst simultaneously being a visual interpretation of their immersive nature.
Imperative throughout was the photography of the books themselves. Laurence Davis continued his longstanding support of the awards shooting over 700 images before these were narrowed down, optimised and edited to the images seen within the book.
The book was printed on the Canon varioPRINT iX3200 inkjet system. Printing in 1200dpi high definition, with all of the benefits that inkjet technology can bring, allowed for precision and consistent colour reproduction showing the photography at its absolute best.
“I have recently worked with EN-TE on the Book of the Night – they were incredibly professional and creative, and the design concept carefully thought through. They worked closely with all parties to ensure that everyone’s views were taken into account so that the project was to the highest standard. The EN-TE team's attention to detail was outstanding, and their flair for capturing an emotion a real talent.
They have been a joy to work with, and I hope that we can work on future projects together soon.”
Customer Project Development Manager UK
"It was an incredible experience to work alongside and collaborate with such passionate companies and individuals. To be there and see the end result handed out to over 200 industry professionals was certainly daunting, but the feedback has been fantastic and a true testament to the hard-work of all those involved."
Nathan, Senior Partner