Tasmania Book Prizes 2007. Short listed in two categories

The Tasmania Prize, for the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre
University of Tasmania Prize, for the best book by a Tasmanian publisher

Winner. University of Tasmania Prize.
In announcing the award the University of Tasmania’s Vice Chancellor said; ‘As a work that incorporates agriculture, economics, art and literature, this book was the perfect recipient for the University of Tasmania Prize’. 

National Print Awards 2006. Printing Industry of Australia
Silver medal, category ‘Book Printing - 4 or more colours’
Silver medal, design - Christopher Cowles for The Art of Apple Branding


Bantick, Christopher, ‘Getting to the core of a folk art form’, The Mercury Magazine, Saturday 29 October 2005, p.13.

Denholm, Matthew, ‘Apple art made us pick of the world’, The Weekend Australian, The Nation, October 29-30 2005, p. 9.

Webb, Penny, ‘Hard core puns in any case’, The Age, Summer Age Arts, Thursday 5 January 2006, p. 8.

Beed Davey, Gwenda, ‘Documenting the everyday’, National Library of Australia News, January 2007, pp. 18-20.

Thomas, Claire, ‘The apple of my isle’, Dumbo feather, pass it on. Issue Nineteen, Autumn 2009, p.60.

Goddard, Stephen, ‘Review’, Object Magazine 50, August - November 2006, p. 43.

ABC Radio National, The Book Show, 26 March 2007, A big book about apples, interview conducted by Ramona Koval

ABC Radio National, Bush Telegraph, 22 June 2007 The Art of Apple Branding, interview conducted by Michael Mackenzie

Are apple and pear labels worth collecting? Collectables Trader, September-October 2008, pp. 44-46.

The ‘industrial folk art’ of Australian pome fruit case labels. The Ephemerist. Journal of The Ephemera Society, No 140 Spring 2008, pp.21-27.

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Overseas locations for viewing The Art of Apple Branding

London’s Design Museum, one of the world’s leading museums of modern and contemporary design. It has more than 200,000 visitors a year and is the UK’s largest museum provider of design education resources

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising located in Notting Hill, UK. It celebrates more than 200 years of packaging design, brands and advertising.

The Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen, whose collections, archives and library constitute Denmark’s main institution for research on the history of design.

Yakima Valley Museum, Washington State in the USA, home to that country’s major collections of fruit box labels and which describes this form of marketing as ‘one of the great success stories of 20th century American advertising.

The St Bride Institute, off Fleet Street, London, reputed to be the largest library devoted to international printing history.

The Centre for Ephemera Studies at Reading University in the UK, which has an international reputation devoted to the study of items of short-lived interest or usefulness but later which acquire value to collectors.

The Ephemera Society, London. Kelowna Museum, Canada and the Western Washington University Libraries, USA.

Private sales to all states in Australia and internationally to Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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