The Folio Society wins D&AD Award for Dune
We’re delighted to announce that The Folio Society has been awarded a prestigious Wood Pencil for the outstanding design in our edition of Dune.
D&AD celebrate the finest creative work in design and advertising, with a D&AD Pencil only being awarded to the highest creative achievements. By winning a coveted Pencil in the category of Book Design, Folio were in the top 5% of D&AD entries for 2015.
Sheri Gee, Art Director at The Folio Society, says: “We are so thrilled with our D&AD pencil for Dune! As the edition came together, from Sam Weber’s illustrations, to Martin Sander’s endpaper map of Arrakis to the typography and binding materials, we knew we were onto something special – and to have it recognised by our design peers is the cherry on the cake.”
Created for the 50th anniversary of the original publication, our collector’s edition is illustrated by award-winning artist Sam Weber.
Weber’s illustrations realise the faces and landscapes of Arrakis as never before. The pictorial slipcase reproduces the undulating landscape of the planet, while the binding design depicts key character Paul Atreides, his body shrouded in a veil of stars. His eyes are blocked in the unforgettable ‘blue within blue’, consumed by both the spice and his ‘terrible purpose’.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Dirda introduces this edition of Frank Herbert’s phenomenal tale of far-future desert warriors, fallible messiahs and interplanetary intrigue. Also included is an illuminating afterword by Brian Herbert, son of the author, who has penned several best-selling novels that expand the Dune universe.