Award winning book printing

Piki Toi was written and produced through a partnership between Lifewise Trust, Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitemata Local Board, and Awhina Mai Tatou Katoa.

The Pikitoi project was initially a response to social problems identified in the publication Inside the Cup, a document co-designed and produced by community support organisation Lifewise for Auckland Council, which researched begging, or 'hustling' as it's known on the street, in the central city.  

Piki Toi is a project that seeks to create artist/poet role models and heroes from within a marginalised community who have experienced homelessness and incarceration, who can go on to inspire others to acknowledge their own value and in tur create a circular system of healing.  

The stunning casebound book was expertly foiled back, front, and spine by The Book Binding Press with Kurz foil metallic red. The cover image is printed on a clear acrylic dust jacket, designed to create the contrast between text block and the clear-cut acrylic cover.

Piki Toi won a gold medal for Print Finishing and Highly Commended for publications in the 2022 Pride in Print Awards.


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