November 29, 2012
Donovan Bergman, Customer Representative with Friesens, presented publisher Jamis Paulson and myself yesterday with a plaque commemorating the PIA Award received earlier this summer for the printing of the book ‘Prairie and Beyond’. The book placed third in the category ‘art books’ among thousands of entries submitted from across North America in the 2012 annual Premier Print Award Competition. It's a wonderful tribute to the quality and workmanship exhibited by the collaboration of an artist (yours truly), a publisher (Turnstone Press) and a printer (Friesens). The plaque will be proudly displayed at The Canadian Gallery.
"The Premier Print Award goes to those firms who demonstrate a unique ability to create visual masterpieces. Chosen from thousands of entries, each represents the unique partnership between designer and printer, need and creativity, technology and craft".
August 15, 2012
Friesens, the printer for my latest book 'Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond' received a '2012 PIA Certificate of Merit' in the category 'Art Books'. Thanks to all the 'good folks' at Friesens for working so hard with me to print such a beautiful book. I'm also very happy that my publisher, Turnstone Press, also works closely with Friesens.
The Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor—the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry.
Friesens Corporation, one of North America's finest printers of quality books, invited Mike Grandmaison to collaborate on a book project to showcase Friesens in-house digital and binding technology. Mike adapted long time collaborator Rob Peters' design (Circle Design) from a previous commission to produce this 64 page, 16 x 6.5 inch color booklet featuring Mike's fine art photography from The Canadian Gallery. By flipping each side of this compound book, the reader is able to compare the quality of the same image printed on conventional offset printing with that of the recent advances of digital printing.
January 13, 2012
Would You Like to Publish A Book of Your Own ?
Don't miss this event!
I love books! I particularly love 'fine books'. Many people dream of publishing a book but don't have a clue about how to go about it. Beginning with the idea and followed by the creation of the works (paintings, photograph, prose, etc), there comes a time when the idea must be put down on paper for all to see and enjoy. Finding a publisher today is no easy task as there are not only fewer publishers around but also more people wanting to publish a book.
October 17, 2011
The 2011 Friesens Engagement Calendar has won a 'PIA Award of Recognition' in the category 'Diaries and Desk Calendars'. I am honored to have been the featured artist in the current edition of Friesens Engagement Calendar. The prestigious calendar, elegantly designed by Jef Burnard, showcases more than 50 of my nature images. Over the years, Friesens has masterfully printed many of the projects that I have been involved with through various publishers, including my last four coffee table books.