Houston—April 1, 2010—Chaired by Origin’s associate creative director and AIGA Board Member, Denise Madera, the April 8th reception for 50 Books/50 Covers is Houston’s first opportunity to view the best designed book and book covers produced in 2008, as chosen by a distinguished AIGA jury. The 91 selections in the show are documented in 365: AIGA Year In Design and will go on to join the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University.

Says Madera, “Through competitions, including 50 Books/50 Covers, AIGA has defined the gold standard in design excellence. This show, which includes books you read, look at, learn from, consult and just admire are inspirational to all forms of design.”