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Closing Time wins third place at the Alcuin Awards

Closing Time wins third place at the Alcuin Awards

March 2016

Vancouver designer and publisher Roberto Dosil has won third at the prestigious Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada in the prose non-fiction illustrated category for his design of Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-Runners, and Border Wars by North-Vancouver-based author Daniel Francis.

Using a large number of archival images, Closing Time tells the story of prohibition in Canada—a twenty-one month period in which the country was as dry as any law could make it, which admittedly was not very dry. Comparing the past with our present-day prohibition of certain recreational drugs, the book explores the limits of laws that forbid these indulgences—a topic that is equally as relevant today as in the past.

The Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada is the oldest national competition that recognizes and celebrates fine book design in Canada. This year’s judges, Teresa Bubela, Denise Lapointe, and Paul Roelofs, selected 43 winning titles from 230 entries, from 9 provinces and 99 publishers.

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