The Printing Industries of New England (PINE), a major trade group that has been around in one form or another since 1887, recently presented our Vermont printer, Springfield Printing Corporation,Â with three awards as part of their 2015 Awards of Excellence Competition. The competition was stiff; they were up against 40 companies from all over New England, who submitted over 300 entries.
The Visitorsâ€™ Center at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts was designed by Tadao Ando, a winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize. They also picked up the Award of Recognition for Hard Cover Books for The Bodies of Mothers: A Beautiful Body Project and for Catalogue/Service, Four Colors or More for Brooklyn Historical Society. Here is what our fabulous printer had to say about our book!
Weâ€™re especially proud of the former, for a couple of reasons. First, it was published by a Vermont publisher, and we love to partner with our neighbors. So do they; part of their mission is to print their books in Vermont, using 100% post-consumer waste paper, and they knew that Springfield offers recycled products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Books with no trees! Theyâ€™re also committed to publishing the work of local writers, writers who care about the world around them. In fact, their mission is â€śGiving voice to writers who will make the world a better place.â€ť It doesnâ€™t get any better than thatâ€”except maybe when you win an award for it!
Weâ€™re also pleased that the aim of The Bodies of Mothers is to reshape images of women in mass media and to inspire future generations of women to embrace their beauty just as they are. We think thatâ€™s important.
In the endâ€”and weâ€™re almost thereâ€”itâ€™s great to win awards, but itâ€™s even greater to be part of a community that works together to make the world a better place, whether itâ€™s through empowering women, sharing great architecture, or supporting an important institution like the Brooklyn Historical Society. And thatâ€™s why every single print job is important to us. Because you never know whatâ€™s going to make the world a better place, in ways that are small and large.
Visit photographer Jade Beall’s site by clicking the image above. Congrats to JADE and her wonderfulÂ team out in Tuscon, Arizonaâ€”GWP is pleased to make the world a better place and Jade and co-founder Alok Appauhrai were instrumental in signing on with us to publish and produce their book! Congrats also to designer, David Olsen, the Publisher & Owner of Zocalo Tucson MagazineÂ and front cover tattoo artist Melanie Nead / ICON Tattoo.