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New `Quantum of Solace` anthology on British Book Design awards shortlist

08-Aug-2009 • Literary

Quantum of Solace has been successful in reaching the short-list for the Best Jacket/Cover Design category of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2009 - explains Ian Fleming Publications.

Quantum of Solace is the title of a short story written by Ian Fleming and originally published in the collection For Your Eyes Only. In December 2008, Ian Fleming Publications and Penguin Books published the complete James Bond short stories under the title Quantum of Solace, and produced a beautiful hard back book.

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The book was designed by Angus Hyland and Fabian Herrmann of Pentagram, and is a cloth-covered hardback featuring a silver foil-blocked image of Bond’s weapon of choice, the Walther PPK. The stunning design has caught the eye of many, and Antonio Carusone of design blog www.aisleone.net describes it:

A subtle diamond pattern is debossed on to the boards, which combined with deep burgundy endpapers evokes the discerning elegance of Bond’s world. An embossed manila bellyband with typewritten cover information on the label evokes the official documents of the period.

The winner of each category will be announced at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2009 gala dinner to be held on Thursday 29 October at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Ticket details can be found at www.britishbookawards.org, and the short-list for the 2009 awards will also be available on the website from Monday 10 August 2009.

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