Those of you in Edmonton can check out the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada award winners at the FAB Gallery (1-1 Fine Arts Building) until February 11, 2017 —
Great design transforms Canadian books into works of art
When the e-book revolution began, there were dire predictions about the book industry, most heralding the imminent death of the printed book. Now, a decade on, the printed book has not only survived, it is thriving, and the reason may have everything to do with design.
While e-book sales have stagnated, print books continue to be in high demand, in part because the traditional paper format is familiar, but also because readers recognize and appreciate books as material objects that are visual, tactile and in many cases, works of art – as illustrated by the 34th Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada exhibit currently on display in the FAB Gallery.
You can read more about the exhibition here.
Here are a few pictures of the exhibition from Curious Arts Blog: