The winners of this year’s 50 Books|50 Covers competition

The winners of this year’s 50 Books|50 Covers competition

The winners of this year’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition have been announced. Organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA, the 700 entries were judged by Michael Bierut, Jessica Helfand, and Barbara Glauber.

The roots of the contest date to 90 years ago when the American Institute of Graphic Arts mounted the show The Fifty Books of 1923. As book formats are shifting from print to digital, the judges paid attention to how book coversdo double and triple duty, functioning not just as alluring packaging on the bookstore shelf, but as telegraphic icons in the realm of online marketing and sortable rubrics in online libraries.”

View all fifty winning books can be viewed here and all fifty winning covers can be viewed here. Among the winners is the coffee table book Opera, which we previously profiled.

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