Talented UC lecturer a finalist in 2019 PANZ awards

UC’s Aaron Beehre is a finalist several times over for the Publishers Association of New Zealand PANZ Design Awards again, as he was last year, when his design of New China Eyewitness (CUP, 2017) made an almost clean sweep of the board.

Aaron is a finalist for Bonsai (CUP, 2018) in the best non-illustrated book category. He is also a finalist in both the Penguin Random House Best Illustrated Book, and Mary Egan Publishing Award for Best Typography for Us vs Them (Christchurch Art Gallery | Te Puna o Waiwhetu).  His design work is also included among the finalists in both the Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book, and the Edify Award for Best Educational Book for ART-TASTIC (also published by Canterbury Art Gallery).

The winners of all eight categories will be announced at a special ceremony in Auckland on Thursday 25 July.

  • Us v Them: Tony de Lautour (collector’s edition)
    By Peter Vangioni with Giovanni Intra, Peter Robinson, Zarah Stanhope, Lara Strongman and Alice Tappenden (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū), designed by Aaron Beehre
  • Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand
    Edited by Michelle Elvy, Frankie McMillan and James Norcliffe (Canterbury University Press), designed by Aaron Beehre
    By Sarah Pepperle (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū), cover designed by Aaron Beehre, interior designed by Aaron Beehre with Raquel Joseph, Emma Kevern and Ryan Patrick