We may be almost a third of the way through 2006, but 2005 isn’t quite finished with SVA yet. The Great Design Show, a new competition honoring great graphic design, has selected Book of the Year, the College’s 2005 yearbook, as one if its award-winning entries. The yearbook is designed by students from each year’s graduating class, under the guiding hand of creative director and faculty member Genevieve Williams. MFA Design Department faculty member Stefan Sagmesiester was also selected by The Great Design Show, in recognition of his work on the Talking Heads’ Once in a Lifetime CD box set.
The Book of the Year also got a nod from STEP Inside Design magazine, which honored the book in its 2006 Trend Report. The magazine assembled a panel of five judges to identify trendsetting work in several categories, and the yearbook headed the “Editorial” section. In addition, each judge got to choose a single work, from any category, as a “Judge’s Pick.” Dana Lytle, cofounder and creative director of Planet Propaganda, picked the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department’s 2004 Senior Library, a boxed collection of slim volumes, designed by faculty member Carin Goldberg and filled with the best work by the department’s graduating seniors.
Image: Book of the Year, 2005; photo by Brian Glaser.