This past year the AIGA set out to jury a set of 50 best-designed books and book covers of the year 2010. The results are, needless to say, some remarkable work by design shops and publishers big and small. Lucky for those of us here in San Francisco, the AIGA SF and Chronicle Books have teamed up to exhibit a selection of these beautifully crafted pieces. Come check out the exhibit and show opening Thursday March 29th at Chronicle Books, or stop by their offices to catch a glimpse anytime after that, through April 12, 2012.
Below is an edited selection of books and covers from the entire collection.
This past Friday designer/typographers Jessica Hische & Erik Marinović hosted a gathering at their new shared studio known as Titlecase. Nestled in the Mission District, Titlecase is a gorgeous space thoughtfully crafted with custom desks, matching bookshelves, lots of warm lighting and inspiration for days! Cheers to the two of them on their new endeavor.
With the holiday’s aside and our move to San Francisco complete, it’s time to get back to blog business. Just before Thanksgiving, David Huyck of Cloudy Co. came through Minneapolis to share the entire collection of prints in a gallery show at Pink Hobo. It was great to catch up with David, see all the Cloudy Co works together in one place and share a few PBRs with some friends we hadn’t seen for quite a while.
We were honored when the AIGA Wisconsin asked us to speak—and even more excited when we figured out it could work seamlessly into our travel schedule. Plus, who would turn down a trip to Madison at the end of summer? Nobody, that’s who.
The event was hosted at Planet Propaganda, a studio we’ve always wanted to check out, so double score. There was a little mixer, and then we gave a little talk about the One Year trip. We followed it all up with a lovely dinner next door at Sardine. Um, I think the fact that I lost my voice that night speaks to how much fun I had. Thanks everyone!
Have you seen Sanjay Patel’s work for the exhibition “Maharaja Splendor of India’s Royal Courts” at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum?! I am loving it all so much! The scale, the detail, and especially all of the process sketches. A-MAZE-ING.
As if the finished pieces weren’t beautiful enough, the process work takes the exhibit to a whole other level. And as I went through it, the images just kept coming. I couldn’t pull them fast enough into my post folder. To see them all, in all their glory, visit Sanjay’s site at gheehappy.com.
The show runs from October 21, 2011, through April 8, 2012. I can’t wait to see this thing in person.