Book Designs

2017 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner



The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs won the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award! Congratulations to the authors, Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala, Foreword and Contributions by Joe Orlando. This is their 3rd award-winning title designed by Grace Peirce of nhmuse. A fourth title published in 2018, also designed by Grace Peirce,
Legendary Lumber: The Top 100 Player Bats in Baseball History,
won both a Gold IPPY award and the Silver Benjamin Franklin Award.

T206 players2010 New England Book Festival Two-time Award-Winner!

The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories, won 2 awards at the 2010 New England Book Festival. The bronze medal was awarded in the National Sports category, and was a runner-up in General Non-fiction.

Published by Peter E. Randall Publisher and written by Tom and Ellen Zappala, the book features full color pages and pictures of all of the cards in the T206 collection. Brief biographical narratives along with the personal and professional statistics of each player offer you a peek into the developing world of baseball during the early part of the 20th century. Visit website (also designed by Grace Peirce of nhmuse).

Download sample PDF of first chapter. (note: this is a large PDF file)


ghana2008 Benjamin Franklin Award-Winner!

Ghana, an African Portrait Revisited, was one of three finalists in the coffee table/large format category for a 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award given by the Publisher’s Marketing Association.

One judge wrote, "Ghana An African Portrait Revisited is a lovely book. One can tell at a glance what the subject of the book is based on the clean, clear, enticing cover design . . . the endpapers were exceptional . . . the layout of all the interior pages is excellent . . . I encourage this publisher to continue to produce such high quality work."

Edited and designed by Peter E. Randall and jacket designer Grace Peirce,, the book features the photographs of Randall, Nancy Grace Horton, Barbara Bickford, Charter Weeks, Tim Gaudreau, and Gary Samson, and the writing of Peter Randall and Abena Busia. Visit website (also designed by Grace Peirce of nhmuse).


Strawbery Banke2008 Bronze Award Winner, New England Museum Association

Strawbery Banke, A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making by J. Dennis Robinson, designed by Grace Peirce of and J. Dennis Robinson, jacket design by Brown & Company, won a design award from New England Museum Association. Published by Peter E. Randall Publisher, this is a beautiful book that is an entertaining read. And with over 300 images, it is a treasure trove of Portsmouth NH history.

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More Book Designs by Grace Peirce of

Maritime Portsmouth

Mathematical Time Capsules

Flowers of Star Island

Uncertain Journey
Over the Hill Hikers
Friendly Edifices
William James
Rosemary Hill
Patriot's Reward
Gen. John Stark
The Great Improbability
Greening Your Family
Voices of Brookline
White Mountain Painters
NH Then & Now
Newburyport 1950
Men of Granite
Women Conserving the Florida Keys
That One Glorious Season
Nutfield Rambles
Basil II
Underwater Dreams
The Last Dance
You Might be a Mama
Southwestern Flying Adventures
Father Sandro's Money
Feasts of Memory