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S.
S.
J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
Mulholland Books/Little Brown

Designer: Paul Kepple, Ralph Geroni
Art Director: Paul Kepple
Design Firm: Headcase Design
Other Credits: Kurt Andrews, Production Manager (Melcher Media) Lauren Nathan, Editor (Melcher Media) Megan Worman & Lynne Ciccaglione, handwriting (Melcher Media)

Submitted into 50 Books
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Sailing on the Edge: America's Cup
Sailing on the Edge: America's Cup
Bob Fisher, Kimball Livingston
Insight Editions

Art Director: Chrissy Kwasnik
Other Credits: Cover and Interior designer: Chrissy Kwasnik

Submitted into 50 Covers


Salinger
Salinger
David Shields and Shane Salerno
Simon & Schuster

Designer: Christopher Lin
Art Director: Jackie Seow

Submitted into 50 Covers


Salt
Salt
Susan Elizabeth Howe
Signature Books

Designer: Ron Stucki (cover), Connie Disney (book)
Art Director: Connie Disney

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Salt Sugar Fat
Salt Sugar Fat
Michael Moss
Random House

Designer: Anton Ioukhnovets
Art Director: Robbin Schiff

Submitted into 50 Covers


Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Johanna Burton (Author), Holly Block (Introduction), Carey Lovelace (Introduction), Sarah Sze (Artist)
Gregory R. Miller & Co./The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Designer: Takaaki Matsumoto, Robin Brunelle
Art Director: Takaaki Matsumoto
Design Firm: Matsumoto Incorporated
Other Credits: Production Manager: Amy Wilkins

Submitted into 50 Books
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Sarkis, Interpretation of Cage / Ryoanji      
Sarkis, Interpretation of Cage / Ryoanji      
İlkay Baliç, editor
Arter, space for art

Designer: Esen Karol
Art Director: Esen Karol
Design Firm: Esen Karol Tasarım Ltd.
Other Credits: Texts by: Melih Fereli, Gabriele Knapstein, Mine Haydaroğlu, Elie During

Submitted into 50 Books


Saving the Season
Saving the Season
Kevin West
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Pei Loi Koay
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


Schiller's Liquor Bar Cocktail Collection
Schiller's Liquor Bar Cocktail Collection
Keith McNally
Potter

Designer: Steve Attardo
Art Director: Danielle Deschenes
Design Firm: NINETYNORTH Design

Submitted into 50 Books
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Schroder
Schroder
Amity Gaige
Twelve Books

Designer: Catherine Casalino
Art Director: Catherine Casalino
Other Credits: Cover photograph © Najib Joe Hakim / ImageBrief

Submitted into 50 Covers


See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition
See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition
Britt Salvesen
Los Angeles County Museum of Art/DelMonico Books~Prestel

Designer: Xiaoqing Wang
Art Director: Creative Director, Lorraine Wild. Photo Editor, Jeanne Dreskin with Lauren Cronk.
Design Firm: Green Dragon Office
Other Credits: With contributions from Todd Cronan, Antonio Damasio, Alan Gilchrist, Pietro Perona, Barbara Maria Stafford and James Welling. Editor, Sara Cody. Production Manager, Karen Farquhar. Color Separations, Robert J. Hennessey. Head of Publications, Lisa Gabrielle Mark.

Submitted into 50 Books
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See what I see
See what I see
Jessica Bishopp
Jessica Bishopp

Designer: Silvia Weber
Art Director: Silvia Weber
Other Credits: All contributing students of the 2012 Gambia Media and Design Project

Submitted into 50 Covers


Self Portrait As Your Traitor
Self Portrait As Your Traitor
Debbie Millman
F&W Media

Designer: Debbie Millman
Art Director: Ronson Slagle
Other Credits: Photography by Brent Taylor

Submitted into 50 Books
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September Girls
September Girls
Bennett Madison
HarperTeen

Designer: Erin Fitzsimmons
Art Director: Alison Donalty
Other Credits: Photographs (c) 2013 by Brit Fray & Leah Ecklind and Stocktrek Images / Getty Images

Submitted into 50 Covers


Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido
Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido
Jill Blakeway with Colleen Kapklein
Workman Publishing

Designer: Sarah Smith
Other Credits: Illustrations by Carlos Aponte (pages 214–217)Illustrations by Sandra Bruce (pages 78-79 and 128-129)

Submitted into 50 Books
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Shady Characters
Shady Characters
Keith Houston
W.W. Norton & Company

Designer: Jason Booher
Art Director: Ingsu Liu

Submitted into 50 Covers


Silence Once Begun
Silence Once Begun
Jesse Ball
Pantheon Books

Designer: Maggie Hinders
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


Simpler
Simpler
Cass R. Sunstein
Simon & Schuster

Designer: Jason Heuer
Art Director: Jason Heuer

Submitted into 50 Covers


Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.
Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.
Delia Ephron
Blue Rider Press

Designer: Abby Weintraub
Art Director: Gregg Kulick

Submitted into 50 Covers


Site and Senses: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design
Site and Senses: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design
Kate Eilertson, editor
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Designer: Michiko Toki
Art Director: Michiko Toki
Design Firm: Toki Design

Submitted into 50 Books


Site Specific
Site Specific
Chris Boot
Aperture

Designer: SMITH, Alice Austin, Maria Juelisch, Justine Schuster
Other Credits: Photographs by Olivo Barbieri

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Skála (The Blackhouse)
Skála (The Blackhouse)
Peter May
Host

Designer: Juraj Demovič
Art Director: Juraj Demovič
Design Firm: Pergamen

Submitted into 50 Covers


Sketches of Rhythmic Experiences
Sketches of Rhythmic Experiences
Written by Anuradha Thakur/ Translated by Aashita Richard D'souza
Anuradha Thakur

Designer: Sanskruti Thorat
Art Director: Sanskruti Thorat
Other Credits: Illustrations by: Anuradha Thakur

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings
Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings
Judith Dupré
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Design Firm: Eight and a Half, New York
Other Credits: Creative Director: Bonnie Siegler, Design Director: Andrew James Capelli, Designers: Bryan Lavery and Anthony Zukofsky

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Solution 247–261: Love
Solution 247–261: Love
Ingo Niermann, ed.
Sternberg Press

Design Firm: Zak Group
Other Credits: Cover illustration: Jonas Voegeli

Submitted into 50 Covers


Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
Edited by Ian Berry and Michael Duncan, with contributions by Ian Berry, Cynthia Burlingham, Alexandra Carrera, Michael Duncan, and Megan Hyde
Prestel Publishing / DelMonico Books / The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

Designer: Barbara Glauber and Kate DeWitt
Design Firm: Heavy Meta

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Songs of Willow Frost
Songs of Willow Frost
Jamie Ford
Random House

Designer: Ian Koviak/Alan Hebel
Art Director: Robbin Schiff
Design Firm: theBookDesigners

Submitted into 50 Covers


St. Louis Walk of Fame: 140 Great St. Louisans
St. Louis Walk of Fame: 140 Great St. Louisans
Foreword by St. Louis Walk of Fame founder Joe Edwards
St. Louis Walk of Fame

Designer: Hope Edwards
Art Director: Hope Edwards

Submitted into 50 Books
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Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini Portraits & Diaries
Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini Portraits & Diaries
Stephen Dupont. Foreword by Robert Gardner. Essay by Bob Connolly.
Radius Books, co-published with the Peabody Museum Press

Designer: David Chickey
Art Director: David Chickey
Design Firm: Radius Books

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Still
Still
David S. Shields
The University of Chicago Press

Designer: Ryan Li
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro
Design Firm: The University of Chicago Press

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Stone Arabia
Stone Arabia
Dana Spiotta
Everest

Art Director: Utku Lomlu

Submitted into 50 Covers


Susan York & Arthur Sze: The Unfolding Center
Susan York & Arthur Sze: The Unfolding Center
Drawings by Susan York. Poem by Arthur Sze.
Radius Books

Designer: David Chickey
Art Director: David Chickey
Design Firm: Radius Books

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


SVA Senior Library 2012
SVA Senior Library 2012
SVA
School of Visual Arts

Designer: Joe Marianek, Julia Hoffman
Art Director: Joe Marianek, Julia Hoffman
Design Firm: School of Visual Arts
Other Credits: Richard WIlde, Chair, Advertising department and Design Department School of Visual Arts

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


SVA Undergraduate Catalog 2014/2015
SVA Undergraduate Catalog 2014/2015
Sheilah Ledwidge
Visual Arts Press, Ltd.

Designer: E. Patrick Tobin
Art Director: Michael J. Walsh
Design Firm: Visual Arts Press, Ltd.
Other Credits: Creative Director: Anthony P. Rhodes Director of Design & Digital Media: Michael J. Walsh Managing Editor: Sheilah Ledwidge Copy Writers: Casper Fox, Anthony Antoniadis Copy Editor: Alberta Irene Kreh Portrait Photography: Collier Schorr Principal Campus Photography: David Corio Additional Photography: Paulo Barcellos, Deborah Farber, June Young Kim, Michelle Mercurio, Joe Sinnott, Harry Zernike

Submitted into 50 Books
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Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined
Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined
Mike Joyce
Quirk Books

Designer: Mike Joyce, Katie Hatz
Art Director: Mike Joyce
Design Firm: Stereotype Design

Submitted into 50 Books


Sylvia's Table
Sylvia's Table
Liz Neumark with Carole Lalli
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Soonyoung Kwon
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books
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