AIGA: 50 Books/50 Covers
The American Institute of Graphic Arts judges a book by its cover. The organization surveys a years worth of reads for its annual awards and now its time to reveal the winners. AIGA: 50 Books/50 Covers showcases the top-shelf selections of 2007. For the cover of Alter Ego, the designer took ripped strips of black-and-white photographic portraits and pieced them back together to make a new, mangled face. Al Gores Inconvenient Truth features a hole at the top right revealing a portion of earth which is revealed in its entirety when the book is opened. Chairs cover has a very literal design, with the title of the book appearing in white lettering in the middle of an orange and gold armchair. The book Did a Horse Fall? resembles a childs arts-and-crafts project, with a golden handprint embedded into the cover. Tyler Knoxs Kockroach is a sepia-toned depiction of a giant loafer stepping down on a small-scaled city downtown.
See how these covers and 45 others made it past the judges. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through December 13. Museum of Printing History, 1324 West Clay. For information, call 713-522-4652 or visit www.printingmuseum.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Aug. 28. Continues through Dec. 13, 2008
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