50 Books | 50 Covers
50 Books | 50 Covers Features 17 Penguin Random House Prize-Winning Designs
August 9, 2017
This year’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, widely recognized as the highest design honor in the book publishing world, features 4 interior and 13 cover prize-winning designs created by our Penguin Random House art directors and designers in 2016.expand
Congratulations to all of our talented and creative colleagues, representing books published by imprints from across the house. Our winners in the 50 Books category: A SUPER UPSETTING COOKBOOK ABOUT SANDWICHES Author: Tyler Kord Publisher: Clarkson Potter Art Director: Marysarah Quinn, Stephanie Huntwork Designer: Ian Dingman CLASSIC PENGUIN: Cover to Cover Author: Edited with an Introduction by Paul Buckley, Preface by Elda Rotor Publisher: Penguin Books Designer: Paul Buckley and Matt Vee ME: A Compendium Author: Wee Society Publisher: Clarkson Potter Art Director: Jill Robertson, Rob Alexander Designer: Rob Alexander somethingtofoodabout Author: Questlove and Ben Greenman Publisher: Clarkson Potter Art Director: Marysarah Quinn, Alexis Rosenzweig Designer: Rational Beauty: Jeanette Abbink, Mike Abbink Design intern: Yerang Choi Our winners in the 50 Covers category: The Angelus Trilogy (The Watchers, Angel City, The Way of Sorrows) Author: Jon Steele Publisher: Blue Rider Press Designer: Jason Booher BOY ERASED Author: Garrard Conley Publisher: Riverhead Books Creative + Art Director: Helen Yentus Designer: Rachel Willey BUT WHAT IF WE’RE WRONG Author: Chuck Klosterman Publisher: Blue Rider Press Creative + Art Director: Jason Booher Designer: Office of Paul Sahre GIRL IN PIECES Author: Kathleen Glasgow / Krista Marino Publisher: Random House Children‘s Books | Delacorte Creative + Art Director: Alison Impey Designer: Jen Heuer HOW TO RUIN EVERYTHING Author: George Watsky Publisher: Plume Creative + Art Director: Jason Booher Designer: Ben Denzer OLD RECORDS NEVER DIE Author: Eric Spitznagel Publisher: Plume Creative + Art Director: Jason Booher Designer: John Gall ON DIRECTING FILM Author: David Mamet Publisher: Penguin Books Creative + Art Director: Paul Buckley, Roseanne Serra Designer: Christopher Sergio Penguin Galaxy Series (Dune, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Neuromancer, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Once and Future King) Authors: Frank Herbert, Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, T. H. White Publisher: Penguin Classics Creative + Art Director: Paul Buckley Designer: Alex Trochut Penguin Orange (Twelve Years a Slave, The Broom of the System, East of Eden, White Noise, The Joy Luck Club, The Snow Leopard, One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest, The Crucible, On the Road, Ceremony, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Call of Cthulhu) Authors: Solomon Northup, David Foster Wallace, John Steinbeck, Don DeLillo, Amy Tan, Peter Matthiessen, Ken Kesey, Arthur Miller, Jack Kerouac, Leslie Marmon Silko, Shirley Jackson, H.P. Lovecraft Publisher: Penguin Classics Creative + Art Director: Paul Buckley Designer: Paul Buckley, Illustrations by Eric Nyquist THE BED MOVED Author: Rebecca Schiff/Diana Miller Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Creative + Art Director: Carol Devine Carson Designer: Janet Hansen THE PASSION OF MADEMOISELLE S. Author: Jean Yves Berthault Publisher: Spiegel & Grau / Random House Creative + Art Director: Paolo Pepe, Greg Mollica Designer: Gabriele Wilson The Pelican Shakespeare (King Lear, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night‘s Dream, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth) Author: William Shakespeare Publisher: Penguin Classics Creative + Art Director: Paul Buckley Designer: Manuja Waldia THE POSER Author: Jacob Rubin Publisher: Penguin Books Creative + Art Director: Alison Forner Designer: Will Staehle To view all of this year’s 50 Books prize-winning designs, click here. To view all of this year’s 50 Covers prize-winning designs, click here. Many Penguin Random House staff designers and art directors have been honored by the 50 Books |50 Covers contest over the years, and are deeply invested in seeing this design contest continue and remain vital. Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States. Design Observer has hosted the competition since 2011.