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2013 WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
VIEW THE TOP TEN BEST COVERS OF THE YEAR
ECPA debuts the Top Shelf Book Cover Awards to celebrate the year's best book designs in Christian publishing. Covers are judged by top designers in the industry for their merits in:
- appropriateness for the market
- level of conceptual thinking
- quality of execution
Judges are not bound by number of covers to choose as they have the freedom to truly choose the BEST designs of the year. Winning covers are featured in an Annual printed by Color House Graphics, designed by Faceout Studio, and
distributed to the industry's designers and design professionals. Winners are officially announced and presented with an award at ECPA's annual PUBu.
Sponsored by market leading design firm Faceout Studio, The Top Shelf Book Awards are managed by principal Torrey Sharp and judged by a panel of three industry experts.
Faceout Studio is a market
leading design firm that services a broad range of national and international
publishing clientele. The studio focuses on brand design, brand identity
systems, book packaging, photography, film production and product development.
Over the years their work has been recognized by Communication Arts, the AIGA,
Print magazine, Eye magazine, STEP magazine, Graphis, CMYK, Graphic Design: USA
and the national American Advertising Federation. Their work has also been
published in various books, most recently from Rockport, Harper Collins,
Springer and Barcelona-based Mao Mao publications. They have been invited to
speak at various events hosted by the AIGA, AAUP, and the Shanghai Press and
Publication Bureau as well as many northwest art schools. Past judging
experiences have included the Independent Book Publishers Association, the
American Association of University Presses and the Beauty of Books in China,
sponsored by the Shanghai Press and Publication Administration.
Color House Graphics is a book manufacturing company that exists to help publishers, authors and companies create and deliver great books. Whether you're an
individual with a story to tell or a large publisher wanting to leverage your
intellectual assets, we can help you produce a convincing product. After 27
years of servicing the Christian publishing industry, we continue to use a mix of technology and personal service to help you publish content in print or digital form so it can be distributed with ease. We encourage you to explore our website and discover how our group of dedicated people working together can
provide you with superior service and quality from your first contact to
delivery of your books. We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our
abilities to you with your next project.