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50 BOOKS/50 COVERS OF 2010 EXHIBITION
December 8–23 2012
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December 8–23 2012

50 BOOKS/50 COVERS OF 2010 EXHIBITION

December 8–23 2012

50 BOOKS/50 COVERS OF 2010 EXHIBITION

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 2010, selected in the 2011 competition by a distinguished jury chaired by Chip Kidd (designer, author and associate art director, Knopf, New York), which included Arthur Cherry (designer, Design by AAD, Kansas City),
Barbara Glauber
(principal, Heavy Meta, New York), Kimberly Glyder (designer, Kimberly Glyder Design, Philadelphia) and Joseph Sullivan (founder, The Book Design Review blog, Chicago).

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. This exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center features all of the year’s “50 Books/50 Covers” competition selections, and is free and open to the public.

In addition, all selections are available online in the AIGA Design Archives, which includes a variety of images, full credits, project statements and jurors’ comments. They are also preserved in the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University.

Exhibition design: Barbara deWilde Design, New Jersey

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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AIGA National Design Center


AIGA National Design Center