Winner, 50 Books of 2015, Bats of the Republic
Beginning in 1923, the Fifty Books of the Year competition was a yearly mainstay of AIGA. As dust jackets became more common, covers were added to the competition. This survey of the best in book design represents perhaps the longest-standing legacy in American graphic design. In 2012, Design Observer, in partnership with AIGA, began hosting the competition and through a new joint venture, we are delighted to usher in another year of amazing book and cover design.