365: AIGA Year in Design 25

365: AIGA Year in Design 25

Barbara deWilde, Montclair, New Jersey, 2005

Description

365: AIGA Year in Design 25 serves as documentation of the selections from AIGA's 2004 competitions, yet it also heralds, in form and content, the introduction of a deeper resource on design than previous annuals. This accessible volume invites the reader to the AIGA Design Archives, launched online in December 2004 with the selections from this year and the previous three years. The removable jacket doubles as a promotional poster for the contents and the digital archive.

The design solution generated from the concept of the book as gallery for other people’s work; it is less about the book itself, and more about celebrating the outstanding work in it. For this reason, the stronger focus was on the remarkably beautiful type treatment as opposed to the imagery.

Juror Notes

Combines a couple of devices that we’ve seen over the years. Type organized as if pulled from an old type specimen book, and the cover folds out into a poster. Yet it looks entirely new. And the fact that it’s an AIGA annual and only 5x5 in size makes it even more unique.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2005
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Barbara deWilde
Designer
Barbara deWilde
Jacket designer
Barbara deWilde
Production manager
Gabriela Mirensky
Authors
Richard Grefé, Gabriela Mirensky, Cheryl Towler Weese
Editor
AIGA
Trim size
5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Pages
224
Quantity printed
19,000
Compositor
Barbara deWilde
Typefaces
Hoefler Text, Hoefler Titling, Gotham
Printer/binder
Archetype Collaborative
Jacket printer
Archetype Collaborative
Paper
Domtar Luna Matte, 80 lb cover and text
Binding method
perfect with custom-folded dust jacket
Publisher/client
AIGA
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