Posted by: bluesyemre | July 30, 2015

50 Books | 50 Covers by Design Observer


Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books |50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States. Since 2011, Design Observer has hosted it. And in 2015, for the first time, we are publishing a book and mounting an exhibition to commemorate the competition winners. To learn more about the book and exhibition, keep reading. We’re producing the ultimate “book of books” to catalog the winners of this year’s 50 | 50 competition. Publisher, author, and previous 50 Books | 50 Covers recipient Dave Eggers will introduce the book. Photographer George Baier IV, who has photographed countless authors and book jacket projects himself, has thoughtfully taken pictures of every book and cover winner. Mohawk has generously donated the finest paper. And with Blurb, we will be printing our book, locally, here in the United States. We are in the final phases of design and production, and plan to go to press at the end of July. The book will ship in October.

Judging 50 Books | 50 Covers

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