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50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016

The 50 best-designed books and book covers designed and/or produced between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

New! View the juror selections from the 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016 competition.

Beginning in 1923, the Fifty Books of the Year competition was a yearly mainstay of AIGA. This survey of the best in book design represents perhaps the longest-standing legacy in American graphic design. In 2012, Design Observer, in partnership with AIGA, began hosting the competition and through a new joint venture, usher in another year of amazing book and cover design.

Four entries were selected by the jurors in the book and cover categories.

The jurors of 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016:

Gail Anderson, a New York-based designer, writer, and educator.
Michael Carabetta, creative director of Chronicle Books, a San Francisco-based publisher.
Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer.

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