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50 Books/50 Covers Competition 2012

We are pleased to announce that 50 Books/ 50 Covers honored five Yale University Press Art & Architecture books this year with Best Book Design awards. In partnership with Design Observer, AIGA, and Designer & Books; the 50 Books/50 Covers competition recognizes the year’s 50 best design books and 50 best book cover designs. With its inception in 1924, 50 Books/50 Covers represents perhaps the most prestigious and longest-standing graphic design award. Each award winner in book and book cover design is showcased on the Design Observer, AIGA Design Archives, and Designer & Books websites.

Congratulations to the book designers, to our publishing partners, and to the editorial, design and production teams at YUP for the recognition of their excellent design work! Congratulations to the all of the other designers and publishers who were also honored!

Here are the 2012 winners!:

Best Book Design

Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations
Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda
Metropolitan Museum of Art
DESIGNER: Kim Walker, Kristen Spilman and Krista Reeder
ART DIRECTOR: Abott Miller
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram Design


Conversations from the Print Studio: A Master Printer in Collaboration with Ten Artists
Authors: Craig Zammiello and Elisabeth Hodermarsky
Yale University Press
DESIGNER: Christopher Sleboda

Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp
Carlos Basualdo, Erica F. Battle, Reinaldo Laddaga, Paul Franklin, Calvin Tomkins, Amy Wilkins
Yale University Press
DESIGNER: Takaaki Matsumoto, Robin Brunelle
ART DIRECTOR: Takaaki Matsumoto
DESIGN FIRM: Matsumoto Incorporated


This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s
Helen Molesworth (Curator), Sarah Kramer, Kate Steinmann (Editors)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Yale University Press
DESIGNER: James Goggin, Scott Reinhard
DESIGN FIRM: Design, Publishing, and New Media department, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


The American Circus
Susan Weber, Kenneth L. Ames, Matthew Wittmann
Bard Graduate Center and Yale University Press
DESIGNER: Barbara Glauber, Florian Brozek, Azusa Kobayashi, Greg Skiano
ART DIRECTOR: Barbara Glauber


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