Location: Louisiana Tech University, School of Art Galleries, 1 Mayfield Street, Ruston LA 71272
Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Bellocq Gallery: AIGA 50 books/50 Covers
Main Gallery: AIGA 365
Exhibition Dates and Activities
Dates: October 26 – November 18, 2010
Lecture: Tuesday, October 26, 4 p.m. (Wes McWhorter, AIGA President, NOLA)
Reception: Tuesday, October 26, 5 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
About the School of Art Galleries
The Louisiana Tech University School of Art galleries are located in the Visual Arts Center between Tech Drive and Mayfield Street, next to the Natatorium, and across from A.E. Phillips School. The galleries are open weekdays from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and admission is free. For more information please call the School of Art at 318-257-3909.
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), the professional association for design, stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, and is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational institution.
About AIGA 50 books/ 50 Covers
AIGA’s suite of competitions is widely recognized as the most discerning statement on design excellence today, extending a legacy that began more than 90 years ago. By means of the competitions, AIGA creates an authoritative chronicle of outstanding design solutions, each demonstrating the process of designing, the role of the designer and the value of design.
This time-honored competition aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and book covers that have been designed, produced and used in the marketplace between January 1 and December 31, 2009, as chosen by distinguished jurors. As such, they become part of the AIGA Design Archives, a searchable visual database of exemplary design, they are exhibited at the AIGA National Design Center in New York and offered as a traveling exhibition for display across the country. The physical artifacts comprise the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum. A second set of the awarded books and covers becomes part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection at the Butler Library, Columbia University, New York.
About AIGA 365
The selections in AIGA’s annual competition represent the best work across all disciplines of communication design and strategy, as chosen by a distinguished jury of design peers. As such, they become part of the AIGA Design Archives, a searchable visual database of exemplary design, they are exhibited at the AIGA National Design Center in New York and offered as a traveling exhibition for display across the country. The physical artifacts comprise the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum.
After careful and considered review of more than 2,300 entries, the 2010 jury of “365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions 31” selected a group of 126 examples of outstanding design produced in 2009.
The jury’s selections will be mounted as a public exhibition in September 2010 at the AIGA National Design Center in New York and will travel across the country to AIGA chapters and student groups during 2010/2011, one of which is Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art in Ruston, LA.
More info about the exhibitions can be found at www.aiga.org.
For more info about the Louisiana Tech University School of Art and galleries, you can email Jes Schrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit http://www.art.latech.edu/.