If you’re an American book designer you probably know already that the winners of the 2013 Fifty Books / Fifty Covers show were announced yesterday.
Organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books, 50/50, which recognizes the best work in contemporary book and book cover design, dates back to 1922, and is the oldest continuously operating graphic design competition in the United States. It is what you might call a ‘big deal.’
Of course, you can always quibble with lists like this — there are a some covers from last year that I loved that aren’t winners. But it’s wonderful to see book designers get some deserved recognition, and there are some great covers on the list that I overlooked.
- 50 Books / 50 Covers 2014 Winners, July 14, 2015
- Favourite Covers of 2012, December 18, 2012
- Jason Booher: “being a book cover designer is possibly the best job in the world.”, March 7, 2015