George Fry Gallery Exhibition

Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design

October 18, 2023

Canada’s Winning Book Designs Coming to NBCCD Gallery

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design’s George Fry Gallery and Alcuin Society for Excellence in Canadian Book Design present the 2022 winners in Canadian book design at an exhibition in downtown Fredericton. The winning books on display will be submitted as Canada’s official entries to Best Book Design from All Over the World: the international book design competition in Leipzig, Germany.

Fredericton’s own Goose Lane Editions has two winning entries in the competition by book designer Julie Scriver. Scriver will speak alongside NBCCD officials at the public, opening reception on Thursday, October 26 from 4:30pm – 6pm hosted at the George Fry Gallery. We invite all to attend and experience how design can shape our world.

“At NBCCD, we prioritize good design. It’s the blueprint for a brighter future, where beauty and functionality coexist harmoniously,” said Chief Marketing and Recruitment Officer Kaylee Moore. “Hosting award-winning designs at our gallery provides students with additional learning experiences and fuels their hunger for artistic achievement. Additionally, we’re able to share our love for design with the greater community. Visual art acts as a mirror—reflecting and influencing our perceptions in a cultural snapshot.”



NBCCD’s George Fry Gallery is proud to be one of 14 Canadian venues on the tour—the only in New Brunswick.
Bibliophiles, designers, artists, and those interested in celebrating local publishing and design achievements will enjoy viewing the winning books as they make their way across the country, including a stop at the National Gallery of Canada, before heading overseas.

There are thirty-five winners across nine categories: Children, Comics, Limited Editions, Pictorial, Poetry, Prose Fiction, Prose Illustrated, Prose Non-Fiction, and Reference.

According to the Alcuin Society’s website: “Judging is based on the suitability of design concept in relation to the intellectual nature of the content and the intended audiences. Use of colour, type, illustration and photographic styles are also considered. The stock used in the text block, jacket, binding, and overall finish, are judged in the context of the book’s purpose.”

The exhibition runs October 26 – November 9, 2023 at The George Fry Gallery, 408 Queen St., Fredericton, NB
Hours: 10am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday
Free admission

Image of people standing on the street outside the George Fry Gallery at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

Open to the public, the NBCCD gallery showcases craft and design work of NBCCD students, faculty, staff, and invited artists in a schedule of regularly changing exhibitions. It is an exciting learning resource and features a wide range of makers, materials, and processes. It is also home to our annual November Craft Sale, which provide students with an opportunity to showcase the skills gained in entrepreneurship classes by marketing and selling their work in a public venue. Gallery exhibitions promote and demonstrate professionalism, enhance student employability, and contribute to the economic and cultural life of Canada. Visit us at 408 Queen Street in beautiful downtown Fredericton.