Weekend Daily Heller: Great Books, Great Honor

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In 2013, Joan K. Davidson, president of Furthermore, established the Alice Award to honor her mother, Alice Manheim Kaplan. Alice loved and collected the illustrated book as a work of art in itself and as an essential document of a civilized society. The $25,000 Alice Award is intended to buttress the kind of slow reading movement that recognizes and cherishes the lasting values of the well-made illustrated book, and the special sense of intimacy it affords.

The Alice Award is selected annually from books that have previously been awarded a Furthermore grant. No applications for the Alice Award are requested or accepted. A jury of distinguished leaders in publishing and the arts selects the Alice Award recipient.

The 2015 Alice Award will be presented on Oct. 27 in New York.

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This year’s jury includes: Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram; Paula Cooper, Paula Cooper Gallery; Maira Kalman, artist and illustrator; Gianfranco Monacelli, director, The Monacelli Press; Jock Reynolds, director, Yale University Art Gallery.

The Ultimate Guide to ColorIn this collection of all things color, you’ll find thirteen resources for helping you rediscover inspiration and creativity in your work. From palette-building techniques to color theory, this kit will give you a comprehensive library of resources. Through the books and videos included, you’ll be able to take a look back through the major milestones in color history and then see how they affect current color communication and trends. Head over to Print’s online store to check it out.