The shortlist for our MacLehose Press Fifth Anniversary Design Competition was announced this morning as part of the Bookseller Design Seminar at the Purcell Room on the South Bank. The fifteen selected designs were presented to delegates by author, curator and designer Suzanne Trocmé and MacLehose Press Associate Publisher Katharina Bielenberg. The five judges* were enormously impressed by the quality of the entries, and deciding on the shortlist was a difficult but enjoyable challenge. The winner and four runners up will be announced at an event in central London during the London Design Festival, which runs from the 14-22 September.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted artists and best of luck for the final straight . . .
* Judging panel: Christopher MacLehose, Katharina Bielenberg, Suzanne Trocmé, Jon Woolcott (Waterstones Marketing Manager) and Ben Evans (Director of the London Design Festival).