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2018 Alcuin Awards Evening in Toronto

On Monday, October 22, the Arts and Letters Club was the site of much excitement as the Alcuin Society celebrated their annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in recognition of their 2017 award winners. The evening also featured a talk by Denise Lapointe and David Carruthers of La Papeterie Saint-Armand. DA Editor Don McLeod took it all in, and preserved the occasion for posterity in photographs!

A selection of award-winning designs published in 2017 and honoured by the Alcuin Society. Photo by Don McLeod.

A selection of award-winning designs published in 2017 and honoured by the Alcuin Society. Photo by Don McLeod.

Master of Ceremonies Chester Gryski and Coach House Books founder Stan Bevington examine the goods.

Master of Ceremonies Chester Gryski and Coach House Books founder Stan Bevington examine the goods. Photo by Don McLeod.

Grant Hurley of the Alcuin Society chats with engraver Wesley Bates.

Grant Hurley of the Alcuin Society chats with engraver Wesley Bates. Photo by Don McLeod.

The head table, with David Carruthers (left), David Phillips (president of the Arts and Letters Club), Grant Hurley in the background and Denise Lapointe, right. Photo by Don McLeod.

The head table, with David Carruthers (left), David Phillips (president of the Arts and Letters Club), Grant Hurley in the background and Denise Lapointe, right. Photo by Don McLeod.

David Carruthers and Denise Lapointe of the Papeterie Saint-Armand, Montreal. The Alcuin Society awarded them the 2017 Robert R. Reid Award and Medal for lifetime achievement or extraordinary contributions to the book arts in Canada.

David Carruthers and Denise Lapointe of the Papeterie Saint-Armand, Montreal. The Alcuin Society awarded them the 2017 Robert R. Reid Award and Medal for lifetime achievement or extraordinary contributions to the book arts in Canada. Photo by Don McLeod.

 

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