50 Books | 50 Covers


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An exhibition and catalog of the winners of this year’s 50 Books I 50 Covers design competition.


  • $45,000

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Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States. Since 2011, Design Observer has hosted it. And in 2015, for the first time, we are publishing a book and mounting an exhibition to commemorate the competition winners of 2014, narrowed down from a field of 500 entries from fourteen countries.

We’re producing the ultimate “book of books” to catalog the winners of this year’s 50 | 50 competition.

Favorite perk ($40)

EARLY BACKER SPECIAL: Be among the first 200 backers to pledge and receive a copy of the 50 Books | 50 Covers catalog.

* Also includes Exhibition Supporter.

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