Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Seals of approval

When a bunch of miscreants and ne'er-do-wells (including myself) started up The Doug Wright Awards early in 2005 one of the first things we did was devise a wish list of all the things we imagined for the awards, ranging from bookmarks to tie pins to t-shirts.

Not surprisingly, one of those miscreants, Seth, has been instrumental in seeing the best of those ideas to fruition, designing our trophy, our Hall of Fame logo and for 2007, our Hall of Fame medals. Now, I'm happy to report that one of the suggestions I made during that first meeting back in January 2005 has finally been realised; stickers for the winning Doug Wright Award books:



Designed by Seth and generously sponsored by Drawn and Quarterly Books, these puppies should be showing up in your favourite book store just in time for the holiday shopping season. I think they are an honourable chapter in a long and distinguished history of award stickers, stretching back to the estimable Caldecott Medal sticker which graces the best in children's books.

Here's Joe Ollmann's 2007 Best Book winner, This Will All End in Tears, wearing one of our new stickers:



Anyways - i think they look great, and I can't wait to stumble upon one for the first time in an honest-to-goodness bookstore. More pictures of the sticker are over at my Flickr page.


4 comments:

Von Allan said...

Oh, nice stuff. I used to run Perfect Books and I always found these kind of things extremely helpful. I know they have some detractors (some individuals feel they muck of the dust jacket or cover) but I really do like them.

Brad Mackay said...

Hey Von,
Actually, they're designed to be easily removable without damaging the book's cover. They're made out of very thin vinyl (as opposed to paper) and can be taken off lickety-split once purchased.
But why would anyone want to do such a thing?? :)

tarak said...

wow! they're so shiny and stylish! nice work brad!

Brad Mackay said...

thx 'tarak". i loved your dad's comic, Arak Son of Thunder, growing up.