Hitchcock Design Wins Best in Show

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Congratulations to Graphic Design Professor Lucinda Hitchcock for designing the winning entry in the 2013 Museum Publications Design Competition organized by the American Alliance of Museums. Ori Gersht: History Repeating, an exhibition catalogue she designed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, won Best in Show thanks to Hitchcock’s understated layouts and subtle typography. The book elegantly presents the work of Israeli photographer and filmmaker Ori Gersht, allowing the images themselves to take center stage.

“It was quite a challenge working for a living artist who had a very clear sense of his own vision for the book,” says Hitchcock. “I wanted to give the pacing of the pages a sense of timing, seriality and progression while also allowing the work to breathe.”

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The book was also shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year Award. One juror sums up its merits by noting:

The elegant design, including a gorgeous silver-silk case and belly-band treatment for the cover, and the careful sequencing of the plate sections, which are printed on a different paper stock and are thoughtfully balanced alongside the essay texts, elevate this book from a typical exhibition catalog to a compelling presentation of an artist’s work in book form. It also handles the transition between film, painting, and photography commendably well.”

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