When Calm Down Boris won Richard and Judy's Best Book for Children in 2006, we were all thrilled, but none of us surprised. Boris was a revolution and we have always been immensely proud to produce these wonderful books for Templar.
Boris now has friends, each of them wonderful, colourful and bursting with personality. The puppets are attached at the back cover in such a way that they can be twisted and turned. Watching kids play with these books, or indeed watching the parents sharing these books and acting out the story with their children, is all you need to see the real added value the puppet brings.
Templar are now launching a smaller format featuring Norman and Ernie. We are already in love all over again....
This sell-out event, held at Lowenbrau Keller in The Rocks, Sydney on Friday 22 July, celebrated books and magazines across several categories and Imago were thrilled to win in three, including the prestigious, Book of the Year. Here are our winners :
Category Six : Sheetfed Mono or Duotone book, cased or limp bound, no price limit Winner : Hell's Only Half Full - Printed by Imago Publisher : National Museum of Aus Press
Category Seven & BOOK OF THE YEAR : Sheetfed Limited edition book, no price limit Winner : The Arrival and Sketch Book Suitcase, Shaun Tan - Printed by Imago Publisher : Hachette Australia, Production by Anne Macpherson and Isabel Staas
Imago Australia's Sales Director: Alison Wheeler with the winning product.
The Arrival is beautifully produced (if we do say so ourselves) and the stunning artwork and design treatment all come together to make, well, Best in Show! Congratulations to all involved.
The Twilight Saga - The Official Illustrated Guide "I just received the advances. They look wonderful. Thank you so much. A great package. Colour looks great. A beautiful quality product. I am certain the fans will love it. Many thanks for all your work."
Nick Ross, Little, Brown Book Group.
All That Life can Afford
"Today I received my advance copies of "All That Life can Afford" and I am over the moon! It's a beautiful book and the production (printing, binding, foiling, etc) is possibly the best I've seen in my career so far.
Thank you for all your wonderful work and support, it hasn't been an easy book to produce but seeing the final book makes it all worthwhile.
I look forward to many more wonderful projects with my new "A-Team" ".
Marc Hoberman, Managing Director- Hoberman Collection