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15 Award-Winning Book Covers

At PRINT, we’re suckers for a good book cover. So as we gear up for the Regional Design Awards’ big deadline of April 2, we have fresh reason to geek out on a roundup of some of our favorite book covers from 2016’s RDA—as selected by Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman, Gail Anderson, Marc English, Jennifer Morla and Bill Grant.

Beyond the Fleeting Moment

Amy Klee, Nahant, MA: Amy Klee (creative director/art director/designer), Lure Design Inc. (cover illustration), Zoran Orlic (photographer), Jeff Tweedy (writer), Lawrence Azerrad (foreword), Joseph Thompson (introduction), The Heads of State (endpapers), Dan MacAdam (title page/crosshair), Justin Helton, Status Serigraph, Nate Duval, Matthew Pfahlert, The Silent P, Factory 43, Andrew Saeger, Mikey Burton (interior spread artists); dBpm Records (client)

The Woman Who Read Too Much

Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein, Fairport, NY; www.annatype.com: Rob Ehle (art director), Anne Jordan, Mitch Goldstein (designers/photographers); Stanford University Press (client)

High Yield, Future Tense

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Eddie Opara (creative director/art director/designer); Brankica Harvey, Yo-E Ryou (designers), Martin S. Fridson, Karen Sterling (editors); New York Society of Security Analysts (client)

Art for Rollins

AHOY Studios; www.ahoystudios.com: Connie Koch, Denise Sommer (creative directors/art directors), Scott Brower, Nadine Werjant (designers); Goodman Taft (client)

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

Walker Art Center Design Studio, Minneapolis, MN; http://blogs.walkerart.org/design: Emmet Byrne (creative director/art director/designer), Andrew Blauvelt (art director/writer), Nani Albornoz, Logan Myers (designers), Gene Pittman (photographer); Walker Art Center (client)

My Southern Journey

Oxmoor House, Birmingham, AL: Felicity Keane (creative director), Christopher Rhoads (art director), Maribeth Jones (designer), Annie Howe (illustrator), Rick Bragg (writer); Southern Living/Time Inc. (client)

Bats of the Republic

Zachary Thomas Dodson, El Paso, TX; www.zachdodson.com: Zachary Thomas Dodson (creative director/art director/ designer); Doubleday (client)

Girl Waits With Gun

Jim Tierney; www.jim-tierney.com: Michaela Sullivan (creative director), Brian Moore (art director), Jim Tierney (designer/illustrator); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (client)

Typeforce 4

Firebelly, Chicago; www.firebellydesign.com: Will Miller (creative director/designer), Nick Adam, Ross Burwell (designers), Graphic Arts Studio (custom-mixed ink), Rohner Letterpress (dimensional foil), Domtar, Veritiv (paper); Public Media Institute (client)


Regan Arts; www.reganarts.com: Richard Ljoenes (creative director/art director/designer), Taylor Antrim (writer); Regan Arts (client)

City on a Grid

Da Capo Press, Boston; www.dacapopress.com: Alex Camlin (creative director/art director/ designer), Collection of the Museum of the City of New York (illustration); Da Capo Press (client)

Surf is Where You Find It

nohawk, Ventura, CA; www.nohawk.com: Dmitri Siegel (creative director), Scott Massey (art director/designer), Art Brewer, Jeff Divine, Ron Stoner, Jeff Hornbaker, Leroy Grannis, Don James, Jeff Johnson, Don King, Dan Merkel, Ben Moon, Joe Quigg, Denjiro Sato, Tom Servais, John Severson, Craig Stecyk, Mike Waggoner, Steve Wilkings (photographers), Jane Sievert (photo editor), Gerry Lopez, Steve Pezman, Rob Machado (writers); Patagonia Books (client)

Mr. Splitfoot

Strick & Williams; www.strickandwilliams.com: Michaela Sullivan (creative director), Martha Kennedy (art director), Charlotte Strick, Claire Williams (designers); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (client)

Saturday Night Live: The Book

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Emily Oberman (creative director/art director/designer), Jonathan Correira, Alex Stikeleather (designers), James Shanks (photographer), Alison Castle (writer); Taschen (client)

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Eddie Opara (creative director/art director/designer), Brankica Harvey, Yo-E Ryou (designers), Erik Christiansen (photographer), Dan Michaels (writer); Chronicle Books (client)

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