Award for "At the Edge of Art" book
Well wouldn't THAT just make your day. Such a lovely surprise to receive an email from MomentoPro saying thanks for allowing them to enter our book into some print awards, and that we'd won a category for them! Last year my good friend Alan Perrott and I worked together to make “At the Edge of Art”, a book about my husband Alistair's engineering company Dunning Thornton Consultants, in particular about retiring director Adam Thornton. The books were made in two sizes and distributed to clients. Alan was a feature writer at the NZ Herald for years and we knew he’d be the perfect person to write this book as his writing style has so much flair and personality. He swore at the outset that he was damned if he was going to write a boring book about engineers, and true to form he came up with a great read. I copy-edited it and found myself really looking forward to each instalment. I also did the project management, all the photography, the editing and the cover design.
The book has gone down really well in the industry, and now it has won the “High-end Coffee Table Books” category of the HP Asia Pacific Digital Print Excellence Awards 2018!
The gorgeous ‘grand’ books were A3 square with a printed hard cover and section-sewn lustre layflat pages, and we also did a run of smaller soft-cover books. Scott Walker from Wakefield Digital did a great job of laying out the pages.
MomentoPro (Australia) was also the Grand Winner in the General Commercial Printing category for “Australia St” by Zahn Pithers, and the winner in the Marketing Collateral general commercial printing category for Janyon Portfolio by Janyon Boshoff. The judges noted that MomentoPro impressed with its stand-out print quality and paper.
I have also used MomentoPro recently for a portfolio book that I plan to exhibit at next week’s NZ Art Show, and an entry into the book category for the upcoming NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them and I have to give a special shout-out to Jackie Lentell, who’s a total sweetheart. Thank you Jackie and the team at MomentoPro, not just for the help you’ve given me personally but also for your support of the NZ Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP).In case people don’t know, Momento offer NZIPP members a whopping discount. :) They are also sponsoring the Wedding In-Camera Artistry” category in this year’s Iris awards - thanks Momento!