Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stop Counting Sheep

Congratulations to WNYBAC Advisory Board member Kim Fleischman for her book "Sheep Hill Community Tree" being selected as one of the AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers for 2007. To see more about this book, visit this Flash based website and see #76. The AIGA Fifty Books award goes back to 1922 and honors the best book designs of each year by such luminaries as Bruce Rogers, Frederic Goudy and the Grabhorn Press. It's great to see one of our own included this year as an independent publication amongst some very high budget company (and the usual slew of McSweeney's books).
Cheers Kim!


lauraloo said...

I just came across this book on the AIGA website, and I'm absolutely delighted to see such a powerful usage of design in addressing social/community issues. I'd be interested to hear about the effect this book is having in terms of achieving it's purpose. Either way, it's truly a testament to the potential power of design. Right on Kim!!!

lauraloo said...

This book is a wonderful example of the potential of design in shaping and informing communities and social issues. I'd be very interested to hear more about how this book is being received and how others are using it as a tool in the community. It sure would be nice to see more graphic design with this kind of purpose out there in the world. Well done, Kim!

Anonymous said...

If you would like to talk about my book, please send an email: Kfleisch (at) daemen.edu
thank you -Kim