Monday, May 14, 2018

New York Rights Fair Honors Visual Books

Publishers Weekly, in conjunction with BolognaFiere and Combined Book Exhibit, organized New York Rights Fair (an international rights and licensing marketplace).

In an article by Calvin Reid on May 8, 2018, in Publishers Weekly they announced the winning titles from their inaugural competition Talking Pictures:Selected Books which honors excellence in visual books.

You can find the list below and on New York Rights Fair's website as well as sign up for the symposium in Manhattan. The article is not too lengthy and gives some great information. I recommend reading it.

Anyway, I was so excited to see the list and see the stunning visuals so worthy of this award. Not to be. It is just a list. So, for your viewing pleasure, I have added the book covers. Do you have a favorite? And did you want to spend hours perusing through the pages between the covers? I did.

Top Honorees for 2017

Art and Photography

The Black Trilogy
Photos by Ralph Gibson
Text by Gilles Mora
University of Texas Press

The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin and
Steve Schapiro

Artists Who Make Books
Philip E. Aarons
Claire Lehmann
Edited by Andrew Roth


Jose Pizarro
Hardie Grant Publishing

Aaron Turner
Photos by Julian Kingman
Hardie Grant Publishing

On Vegetables
Jeremy Fox with
Noah Galuten
Photos by Rick Poon

Children's Picture Books

Aurelian Debat
Les Grandes Personnes
Town Is by the Sea
Joanne Schwartz and 
Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books
House of Anansi Press
Nos Vacances (The Holidays)
Trapeze Albin Michel Jeunesse

Comics and Graphic Novels

The Hunting Accident
David L. Carlson and 
Landis Blair
First Second Books

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
Emil Ferris
Fantagraphics Books

Whatsa Paintoonist
Jerry Moriarty
Fantagraphics Books

Architecture and Graphic Design

Ada Tolla and 
Guiseppe Lignano with
Thomas de Monchaux
The Monacelli Press

Star Wars Super Graphic
Tim Leong
Chronicle Books

The Sausage of the Future
Carolien Nieblins
Lars Muller Publishers

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