Friday, May 14, 2010
AIGA 50 Books/ 50 Covers Show
Mark Helfin, Director of American Illustration and Matthew Lenning, Art Director Extraordinaire, contacted me yesterday with some great news. The American Illustration 28 book was juried into the AIGA 50/50 show, collecting the best book designs of 2009. It is an exciting honor because the competition is really about design and not specifically titled towards favoring illustration- so to be included is thrilling.
The AIGA website has a collection up of the 2008 winners.
The jury’s selections will be mounted as a public exhibition scheduled to open at the AIGA National Design Center in New York in 2010. In addition, the show will travel to AIGA chapters, student groups and galleries throughout the country and China during 2011. In addition, one copy of the book will be housed at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library within the Butler Library, Columbia University in New York, and a second one in the AIGA graphic design archives at the Denver Art Museum.