Each year, an esteemed jury selects the best in book and book
cover design for AIGA's “50 Books/50 Covers” competition to
recognize excellence in book design and production.
A companion to the traveling exhibition of winning entries which began at the AIGA National Design Center in New
York City in 2010, the 50 Books/50 Covers of 2009
catalogue showcases selections from the juried “AIGA 50 Books/50
Covers of 2009” competition identifying the best-designed books and
book covers published in 2009.
The competition selections are published in AIGA's online
archives at designarchives.aiga.org, exhibited at the AIGA National
Design Center and preserved in the AIGA Design Archives at the
Denver Art Museum in Colorado. In addition, selections from each
year's “50 Books/50 Covers” competition are housed in the Rare Book
and Manuscript Library at Columbia University.
This perfect-bound book created by Triboro Design features
multiple views of the year's selections along with jurors'
comments. A welcome addition to the library of any book lover, the
publication is now available for purchase
on Blurb, the on-demand publishing platform. Order your copy
Blurb is the Presenting Sponsor of 50 Books/50 Covers of
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Section: Why Design -
Design for Good, identity design, nonprofit, product design, web design, mentoring, diversity, education, international, metrics of effectiveness, pro bono, social issues, social responsibility, sustainability
For these workshops, graphic design students from local colleges were paired with
children ages 8 to 12. Under the guidance of AIGA Philadelphia and Spells
Writing Lab, the participating children created poems and collages that showcased “their Philadelphia.”
Section: Tools and Resources -
DesignEd K12, Diversity and Inclusion, illustration, design thinking, graphic design, nonprofit, typography, mentoring, posters, diversity, education, social issues, design educators, students
“Be good at what you do and be nice to people.” I know
you’re probably thinking that it’s a no-brainer, but for many of us (and I’m
definitely one of them), this is easier said than done.
Section: Inspiration -
Design Job Series, job search, professional development, advice
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