My first book Visual Communication: From Theory to Practice took the award for Best Book in the Tertiary Education category of the British Book Awards on Wednesday night, beating off what I thought was a tough rival.
Congratulations to the team at AVA, my co-author Lucienne Roberts, and to designer Bob Wilkinson. Also to the designers who took the time to be interviewed for it, including (among others) Neville Brody, Michael Beirut, Erik Spiekermann and the young and up-coming Emmi Salonen.
I spotted someone buying it in Borders in Brighton the other week and plucked up the courage to ask them why. Then realised it made me look like I haunt book shops desperately trying to see if anyone will buy it. I don’t, honest!