The American Institute of Graphic Arts has selected the 50 best covers of 2022


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The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) has announced the winners of the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition in book design in 2022. This is reported on the organization’s website.


The creative competition was attended by 487 entries from 27 countries.


“Among the trending techniques this year were use of exposed bindings and elaborate page sequencing and mixed paper choices. For me, there was a greater overall sophistication in book design, with a mix of aesthetically beautiful and graphically brash approaches in the final choices. While print quality and craft were high, sometimes typographic detailing stumbled,” said jury chairman Andrew Satake Blauvelt, director of the Cranbrook Art Museum (Michigan, USA).


Thus, the list of winners in the Cover category includes:


  • Ken Kalfus’ novel 2 A.M. in Little America, published by Milkweed Editions.



  • Alex Bozikovic’s non-fiction book 305 Lost Buildings of Canada, published by Goose Lane Editions.



  • An Alternative History of Photography, a non-fiction book by Phillip Prodger, published by Prestel Publishing Ltd.



  • Sasha Fletcher’s novel Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World, published by Melville House.



  • Isabel Díaz Alanís’s novel No hay nadie en casa (There’s No One Home), published by Dharma Books + Publishing.



The full list of award winners is available on the American Institute of Graphic Arts website.


The 50 Books | 50 Covers contest has been held since 1923.


The American Institute of Graphic Arts is a professional design organization founded in 1914 in New York. The organization’s goal is to define global standards and ethical practices for designers. Currently, AIGA has more than 25,000 members and 72 branches, as well as more than 200 student groups across the United States.


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