There was some nice news waiting for me as I arrived here in Boston today: Rackham’s big Danish comics anthology BLÆK, published almost exactly a year ago, has been selected amongst the books of the year 2006 by the Association of Danish Bookbinders! Every year, the Association singles out a number of books published in Denmark that year for special praise as works of art/craft and mounts an exhibition of them at the Danish arts and crafts museum, Kunstindustrimuseet, in Copenhagen. These books will later in the year go on to the book fairs in Frankfurt and Leipzig where they will compete in an international selection of book design.

It gives us, the editors, great pleasure to receive this honour, which we primarily see as a recognition of all the beautiful work delivered by the 29 contributing artists, as well as designer Frederik Storm. Good looking out!

The reception for the Books of the Year show, at which a number of special prizes will be awarded, will be held at Kunstindustrimuseet Thursday May 24 at 4.30 PM. It runs until June 24. For more on BLÆK, check our ‘works’ section. The book can be ordered from the publisher, Politikens forlag, here. Also, we are pleased to note that this is not the first time Rackham has received this honour – our previous book, Forandringstegn, was part of the selection for 2004. For more on that book, see our ‘works’ section or go directly to our special site dedicated to it,