Morava Publishing House recently launched a contest called Rookie, here below the final verdict:
The ROOKIE contest took place this year for the first time, welcoming graphic designers and artists to submit original art book projects that were deliberated on by a jury of experts: Karolina Sikorska (vice-director of the Arsenał Municipal Gallery in Poznan), Jakub de Barbaro (book designer, Goldex Poldex in Krakow), Daniel Muzyczuk (curator of the Art Museum in Lodz), Piotr Rypson (vice-director of the National Museum in Warsaw) and Honza Zamojski (artist and founder of the Morava publishing house). The decision was a difficult one, with 81 submissions to consider. After a full day of deliberations they selected three of the most interesting projects, including the winner and two honourable mentions.
First Prize given to:
Jo-ey Tang – FBI Book
For the visual poetry of this “detective” novel, which opens up many roads of interpretation and brings forth a unique intuition for taking up difficult editorial decisions in adapting an existing text.
Honourable mentions given to:
Daniel Stutz – Dramatic Chipmunk
For a bold experiment in linking virtual reality with an analog product, and for the subversive humour of this several-hundred page book of commentary on a short clip on YouTube.
Rafaela Drazic – The Tale of Bodies, Souls and Machines – A Book for Two
For its original concept that engages not one, but two readers at the same time, while mainting its own original design scheme.
The Jury wishes to thank everyone who participated in the competition.
Jakub de Barbaro
Stary Rynek 6
Morava Publishing House