ABW International Award 2014 / Winning authors
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The ART BOOKS WANTED International Award 2014 has its winners. In ABW 2014 we have received total of 247 submissions such as author's books, art and design catalogs, comics, illustrated stories, prototypes and interactive projects from 38 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lithunia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,  South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.

The ART BOOKS WANTED International Award was initiated and created by Ludmila & Sylvain Favardin, visuals artists and founders of EDITION LIDU. ABW Award was first organized in 2011 by edition lidu. ABW Award is not only a competition, it is also a platform to spread the best in art, design and independent publishing through exhibitions, cultural events and interviews. The award ceremony was held in Prague on 7th October as a part of Prague Design and Fashion Week - Designblok 2014. We are honoured to present you the winners of ABW Award 2014. Catarina Gomes was elected the ABW Total Winner and received the main prize of 1000 € from edition lidu. Another 11 projects got the ART BOOKS WANTED International Award in different categories, 21 projects were nominated and 7 projects were awarded Honorable mention.

ABW Award 2014 winner

Livro para Massajar a Imaginação / Catarina Gomes (Portugal)


Best art catalog / ABW 2014

Winner - Re-portrait No.1 Sanguandian Art Exhibition 2013 / Jun Wang (China)
Nominee - Stefan Guggisberg: Beginn / Marc Ries & Maria Magdalena Koehn (Germany)
Nominee - Insomnia in the work of Luise Bourgeois / The Fruitmarket Gallery (Scotland)


Best author's book / ABW 2014

Winner - 1116 grams / Nikola Klímová (Czech Republic)
Nominee - 730 days / Lenka Opalková (Czech Republic)


Best children's book / ABW 2014

Winner - Vítej v lese! / Lenka Křikavová (Czech Republic)    
Nominee - Jak na příšery / Daniela Zbytovská (Divadlo MALÉhRY) & Karolína Stryková (Czech Republic)


Best comics / ABW 2014

Winner - Šlabikár Paťmestia / Juliána Chomová & Erik Jakub Groch (Slovakia)
Nominee - Magnus v roce X91 / Juliána Chomová & Klára Kolářová (Slovakia / CZ)
Nominee - Simulatio Apparatus / Jakub Bachorik (Czech Republic)


Best concept / ABW 2014

Winner - A Book for Two / Soofiya Chaudry (UK)
Nominee - The world between shampoo, ice cream, socks... / Haruka Yamada (Japan)
Nominee - 24 Senza Testa / Daniele Catalli & Lucio Villani (Italy)


Best book installation / sculpture / ABW 2014

Winner - Comment lire ? / Julie Chane-Hive (France)
Nominee - Notations of Time / Qi Chen (China)


Best experimental book / ABW 2014

Winner - Collection, Recollection / Ziyan Lu (China / UK)
Nominee - The Emperor’s New Clothes / Tanja Semion (Slovenia)


Best photography book / ABW 2014

Winner - Měj ráda sama sebe - Love yourself / Dita Pepe & Barbora Baronová (Czech Republic)
Nominee - Neither Here Nor There / Angie Fu (USA)
Nominee - He is so obsessed with me / Marja Saleva (Finland)


Best illustration /  ABW 2014

Winner - Principles of Jelly Making / Natalya Balnova (USA)
Nominee - Le Jardin d´hiver / Elisa Talentino & Print About Me (Italy)
Nominee - Šlabikár Paťmestia / Juliána Chomová & Erik Jakub Groch (Slovakia)


Best interactive book / ABW 2014

Winner - Livro para Massajar a Imaginação / Catarina Gomes (Portugal)
Nominee - Il Cartone Animato / Gaia Inserviente (Italy)
Nominee - Viaciovassocinque / Caterina Pinto (Italy)


Best new media project / ABW 2014

Winner - Limbo / Playdead (Denmark)
Nominee - Botanicula / Amanita Design (Czech Republic)
Nominee - Hravouka / Tereza Vostradovská (Czech Republic)


Best graphic design /  ABW 2014

Main prize was not awarded in this category
Nominee - My a joga... / Denisa Šedivá, Adam Macháček & Sebstien Bohner (CZ/Belgium)


Best story / ABW 2014

Main prize was not awarded in this category
Nominee - Memorie di Navigazione di Capitan Magenta / Teatro Balocco (Italy)
Nominee - 730 days / Lenka Opalková (Czech Republic)


Honorable mentions / ABW 2014

Heavens + Humans / Lena Gustafson and Peter Calderwood (USA)
Field Guide to the Czech Psyche / Jessica Serran (Canada)
Uncontested Spaces / Keren Katz (USA)
Gelatology Micro/Macro / Sara Maragotto with Studio Fludd & Inuit (Italy)
Swell / Mateusz Sarello (Poland)
Le Jardin d´hiver / Elisa Talentino & Print About Me (Italy)
Keep it simple, keep it dark / Sarah Matuszewski (Germany)


Photo credits edition lidu and respective authors




Read more about the ABW Award Night at Designblok here.

Check the photos from the ABW Award opening show in Prague

Go to the offcial ABW website for more photos of winning books

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