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2015 winners

Judge’s Choice

J. Fenwick Lansdowne — Pomegranate Communications, Inc.; Production Manager: Amy Johnson; Designer: Patrice Morris; Printer: Asia Pacific Offset

Adult Trade Book – Illustrated

The Mythology of Plants; Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Rome— Getty Publications (Gold); Production Manager: Elizabeth Kahn; Designer: Kurt Hauser; Printer: Asia Pacific Offset

Los Angeles Union Station — Getty Publications (Silver); Production Manager: Amita Molloy; Designer: Jeffrey Cohen; Printer: Artron Color Printing

The Brilliant History of Color in Art — Getty Publications (Bronze); Production Coordinator: Suzanne Watson; Designer: Kurt Hauser; Printer:  Artron Color Printing

Adult Trade Book Non-illustrated

Spam Nation — Sourcebooks (Gold); Production Managers: John Donnelly, Kelly Lawler; Designers: Will Riley and The Book Designers; Printer: Worzalla

Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment — University of New Mexico Press (Silver); Production Manager: Maya Allen-Gallegos; Designer: Lila Sanchez; Printer: Thomson-Shore

Deepening Community — Berrett-Koehler Publishers (Bronze); Production Manager: Leigh McLellan Design; Designer: Wes Youssi, M.80 Design; Printer: Edwards Brothers Malloy

Children's / Young Adult Illustrated 

Come with Me to Paris — Ammo Books (Gold); Designer: Gloria Fowler

Eric's Big Day — VeloPress (Silver); Production Manager: Phi-Anh Nguyen; Designer, Emmanuelle Beulque; Printer: Imprimerie Pollina 

Even Monsters — Sourcebooks (Bronze); Production Managers: John Donnelly, Kelly Lawler; Designer: Will Riley; Printer: Leo Paper

Children's / Young Adult Non-illustrated

H20 — Sourcebooks (Gold); Production Managers: John Donnelly, Kelly; Designers: Nicole Komasinski & Torborg Davern; Printer: Worzalla


Academic / Non-Trade Book

Trail Guide to Movement: Building the Body in Motion — Books of Discovery (Gold); Production Manager: Dana Ecklund; Designer: Jessica Xavier of Planet X Design; Printer: Kromar Printing

Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I — Getty Publications  (Silver); Production Manager: Stacy Miyagawa; Designer: Jim Drobka; Printer: Sheridan Books

Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550 -1750 — Getty Publications (Bronze); Production Manager: Amita Molloy; Designer: Kurt Hauser; Printer: Asia Pacific Offset

Guide / Travel Book

Boone and Crockett Club's Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails — Boone & Crockett Club (Gold); Designer: Julie Tripp; Printer: Sheridan Books 

Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon — Lone Pine Publishing (Silver); Production Manager: Leslie Hung; Designer: Gerry Dotto; Printer: WKT (Wing King Tong, Hng Kong, China) 

Cycling Sojourner Washington — Into Action Publications (Bronze); Production Manager: Ellee Thalheimer; Designer: Designer: Kelly Dodd, Cover Designer: Laura Cary; Printer: United Graphics

 
How To / Crafts Book

Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress — Chronicle Books (Gold); Production Manager: Steve Kim; Designer: Jennifer Tolo Pierce; Printer: Asia Pacific Offset 

Beyond Neutrals — Martingale (Silver); Production Manager: Regina Girard; Designer: Adrienne Smitke; Printer: iBook

The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color — C & T Publishing (Bronze); Production Manager: Zinnia Heinzmann; Designer: Kerry Graham; Printer: Oceanic Graphic Printing

Cookbook

The Bread Exchange — Chronicle Books (Gold); Production Manager: Steve Kim; Designers: Katrin Weber, Vanessa Dina; Printer: C & C Offset

Kale, Glorious Kale — The Countryman Press / A Division of W.W. Norton / Ponderosa Pine Design (Silver); Production Manager: Fred Lee; Designer: Vicky Vaughn Shea; Printer: Versa Press

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intenstinal Health Using the GAPS Diet — Chelsea Green (Bronze); Production Manager: Hilary Gregory; Designer: Melissa Jacobson; Printer: Quad Graphics, Inc.

Photography Book

Horse Medicine — New World Library (Gold); Production Manager: Tona Pierce Myers; Designers: Cover: Tracy Cunningham, Interior: Tony Stromberg; Printer: Four Colour Print Group

Santa Fe — Museum of New Mexico Press (Silver); Production Manager: David Skolkin; Designer: David Skolkin; Printer: P. Chan & Edward 

The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution — Insight Editions (Bronze - Tie); Production Manager: Jane Chinn; Designer: Jon Glick

Earth Is My Witness:  The Photography of Art Wolfe — Insight Editions (Bronze - Tie); Production Manager: Anna Wan; Designer: Malea Clark - Nicholson

Art Books

J. Fenwick Lansdowne — Pomegranate Communications, Inc.(Gold); Production Manager: Amy Johnson; Designer: Patrice Morris; Printer: Asia Pacific Offset

John Lennon: The Collected Artwork — Insight Editions (Silver); Production Manager: Jane Chinn; Designer: Jennelle Wagner

Jackson Pollock's Mural: The Transitional Moment — Getty Publications (Bronze); Production Coordinator: Suzanne Watson; Designer: Jim Drobka; Printer: Trifolio

Sports / Fitness / Recreation

San Francisco 49ers: From Kezar to Levi's — Insight Editions (Gold); Production Managers: Anna Wan, Jane Chinn; Designer: John Owen

Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes— VeloPress (Silver); Production Manager: Haley Berry; Designers: Cover: Laura Lamm, Interior: Anita Koury; Printer: Versa Press

The Science of Soccer: A Bouncing Ball and a Banana — University of New Mexico Press (Bronze); Production Manager: Maya Allen-Gallegos; Designer: Lila Sanchez; Printer: Pacom

Reference Book

Citrus Production Manual — University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (Gold); Production Manager: Ann Senuta; Designer: Robin Walton; Printer: Friesens Corporation 

California Master Gardner Handbook 2nd Edition — University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (Silver); Production Manager: Ann Senuta; Designer: Celeste Rusconi; Printer: Friesens Corporation

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines — New World Library (Bronze); Production Manager: Tona Pierce Myers; Designer: Tracy Cunningham; Printer: Friesens Corporation

Short Stories/Poetry/Anthologies

Otherwise Fables — Prospect Park Books (Gold); Production Manager: Colleen Dunn Bates; Designers: Brad Norr, Amy Inouye (book layout); Printer: Cushing - Malloy 

Iditarod: The First Ten Years — RLO Media (Silver); Production Manager: Richard Owsiany; Designer: Betty Watson; Printer: Hin Yip Printing

Gift / Holiday / Specialty Book

100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. — Prospect Park Books (Gold); Production Manager: Colleen Dunn Bates; Designers: Cover: Shiffman & Kohnke, Design and Layout: Amy Inouye, Future Studios; Printer: Oceanic Graphic Printing

Gustave Baumann and Friends — Museum of New Mexico Press (Silver); Production Manager: David Skolkin; Designer: David Skolkin; Printer: Friesens Corporation 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History — Insight Editions (Bronze); Production Manager: Anna Wan; Designer: Chrissy Kwasnik

Historical Book

Fat Tire Flyer — VeloPress (Gold); Production Manager: Connie Oehring; Designers: Cover: Voltage, Ltc. Interior: Vicki Hopewell; Printer: Friesens Corporation

Chasing Dichos through Chimayo — University of New Mexico Press (Silver); Production Manager: Maya Allen-Gallegos; Designer: Lila Sanchez; Printer: Thomson-Shore 

Family History in the Rio Abajo — Rio Grande Books (Bronze); Production Manager: Paul Rhetts; Designer: Paul Rhetts; Printer: Thomson-Shore

Jacket / Cover Design (Small Format) 

H20 — Sourcebooks (Gold); Production Managers: John Donnelly, Kelly; Designers: Nicole Komasinski & Torborg Davern; Printer: Worzalla

Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? — Word Design and Publishing Services (Bronze); Production Manager: Mary Ann Casler; Designer: Mary Ann Casler; Printer: Regal Printing

Jacket / Cover Design – Large Format

Shepard Fairey Inc. - Artist | Professional | Vandal — Cameron + Company (Gold); Production Manager: Iain Morris; Designer: Iain Morris; Printer: Artron Color Printing

The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future — Chelsea Green (Silver); Production Manager: Patricia Stone; Designers: Cover: Evan Gaffney, Interior: Melissa Jacobson; Printer: RR Donnelley - Willard 

Cartier in the 20th Century — Denver Art Museum (Bronze); Production Manager: Irene Convey; Designer: Celia Fuller; Printer: OGI

Special Edition

Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros — Insight Editions (Gold); Production Manager: Anna Wan; Designer: Michael Komarck

Iditarod: The First Ten Years — RLO Media (Bronze); Production Manager: Richard Owsiany; Designer: Betty Watson; Printer: Hing Yip Printing

E-Book Standard
The Journal Belongs to Ratchet — Sourcebooks (Gold); Production Managers: Tina Silva & Jessica Zulli; Designers: Jeanine Henderson & Brittany Vibbert
E-book Fixed Layout

Protecting Our Tomorrows — Sourcebooks (Gold); Designers: Nicole Komasinski & Jillian Zulli 

Book Apps
The Hope We Seek — Too Far Media (Gold)


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