AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (PDA) 2008 Exhibition Catalog
  • AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (PDA) 2008 Exhibition Catalog
  • AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (PDA) 2008 Exhibition Catalog
  • AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (PDA) 2008 Exhibition Catalog
  • AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (PDA) 2008 Exhibition Catalog

AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (PDA) 2008 Exhibition Catalog

Nominated by uberfunction

Designer

gdloft-PHL www.gdloft.com

Keywords

book design, variable printing, aiga pda, philadelphia

Description

The studio (gdloft) used variable printing in a way I never seen before. They made each booklet a different tone in color and no 2 books were alike.

The project is a catalog design for American Institute of Graphic Arts, Philadelphia Design Competition. In the preliminary stages of the catalog, gdloft focused on representing all designs, winners or not, as well as creating a book to serve as "art" within the context of a gallery (for the winners exhibition). The catalog print-run was limited to the same amount of entries received (576) to represent all the work of the design community. Using a variable printing program, each cover is a different color of a predetermined spectrum; thus, making each catalog entirely unique no two pieces are identical. In addition, each catalog was individually numbered. When all the catalogs are stacked together the spines create a seamless spectrum of color that produces the quality of a sculpture. To see more images of this catalog, go to www.gdloft.com

Comments (9)

    1. darrensy
    2. I thought the contest is still up for now, anyway, I just hope for the nest event for this.
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    1. cvasquez8
    2. They are very deserving of this award. They have done such a great job with it. I see so much coming from it in the future. I am glad to see the great work.
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    1. darrensy
    2. Very much simple yet... lot of impressions within.
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    1. cxe
    2. Very nice!
    1. KimHarp
    2. awesome awesome awesome all around!
    1. thebeggarstaffs
    2. Beautiful! Got my vote.

      B.Friendly, probably not the friendliest comment you have there. So that German publisher printed books to be stacked in a spectrum to form a "sculpture"?
    1. B.Friendly
    2. Not entirely new this concept, done by a German publisher in similar fashion http://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/
      and really only useful if one were to own them all, and even then, no can recognize a title by the color of its cover. So also not entirely useful as a reader with a home library.
    1. uberfunction
    2. I'm still jealous I was not one of the 576 participants to receive one. =)
    1. Bill
    2. The images of the stacked catalogs are stunning.
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