Take a design competition and let it run continually for 92 years, what have you got? You’ve got an extremely well established competition, that’s what. The 50 Books | 50 Covers competition was originally know as ‘Fifty Books’ when it established by the American Institute of Graphic Arts back in 1923. The awesome Design Observer has been hosting this prestigious competition since 2011 and this year they have decided to publish a book and put on an exhibition to commemorate the winners. This hasn’t been done before and you can help make it happen by supporting their Kickstarter campaign. There’s not long left, so get involved and help them reach their goal.With your support they can keep the entry fees to a minimum to allow more people to enter the competition, alongside funding the printing and production costs of the book and show.
Publisher, author, and previous 50 Books | 50 Covers recipient Dave Eggers will introduce the book. Photographer George Baier IV, who has photographed countless authors and book jacket projects himself, has thoughtfully taken pictures of every book and cover winner. Mohawk has generously donated the finest paper. And with Blurb, we will be printing our book, offset, locally, here in the United States. We are in the final phases of design and production, we will ship the book soon. The book over 300 pages long and will ship in October.