Since 1923, AIGA's “50 Books/50
Covers” competition has recognized excellence in book design
and production. This exhibition showcases the best-designed books
and book covers published in 2009, selected in the 2010 competition
by a distinguished jury that included David
Drummond (Salamander Hill Design, Elgin, Quebec),
Paul Kepple (Headcase Design, Philadelphia),
Peter Mendelsund (Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, New
York), Molly Renda (North Carolina State
University, Raleigh) and Tracey Shiffman (Shiffman
& Kohnke, Los Angeles).
AIGA is committed to using selections from its annual
competitions to demonstrate the process of design, the role of the
designer, and the value of design to business, culture and society
at large. Each year, the competition selections are published in
AIGA's online archives at designarchives.aiga.org,
featured in an annual publication, 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.
All selections are searchable and browsable in the AIGA Design Archives, which
includes a variety of images, full credits, project statements and
Exhibition design: Triboro Design, New York
AIGA is publishing 50 Books/50
Covers of 2009, an exhibition catalogue featuring each of
this year's selections along with jurors' comments. The book,
designed by Triboro
Design, will be available for purchase at Blurb.com.
Blurb.com, the on-demand
publishing platform, is the Presenting Sponsor of50 Books/50 Covers of 2009.
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Friday: 11:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.
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