- July 23, 2020
-- Leopold's Ice Cream centennial celebration book, Leopold's Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories
was named one of the Best Cover Design finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) non-fiction category.
The book, featuring a forward by former President Jimmy Carter, includes over 120 pages of history, Hollywood stories, original recipes and photos that catalog the flavorful first century of one of America's favorite ice cream parlors. It was written by best-selling author Melanie Bowden Simón.
"This recognition is a huge honor for everyone who worked to make A Century of Tasty Memories
a reality," said Simón. "In all categories, we were competing with groups like the White House Historical Association, Vanderbilt University and Emmy Award-winning designers."
Wes Johnson is the talented graphic designer behind the book's iconic cover, depicting a perfect double scoop cone of Leopold's super-premium, homemade ice cream overlaid with their classic logo.
"Our ice cream speaks for itself," said Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold's Ice Cream. "Of course, we wanted it front and center on the cover of our book. We are absolutely thrilled that it received such a prestigious recognition, and we cannot wait to see our story continue as we enter our next century of serving Leopold's Ice Cream."
This year's winners and finalists celebrated their bookish victories together virtually with an online awards ceremony and have been listed in the official NGIBA 2020 Awards Catalog, which can be found here: https://indiebookawards.com/winners/list
.Leopold's Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories, 1919-2019
is available for purchase at Leopold's Ice Cream flagship location on Broughton St. and online at https://www.leopoldsicecream.com/shop/centennial-book/