Hitchcock Awarded Prize for Excellence

“Ori Gersht: History Repeating,” a book designed by Lucinda Hitchcock (Professor, Graphic Design) for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, has received the Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publications Design. The design drew admiration for its subtle use of typography and quietness of the layout to draw readers into the page and create a desire to learn more about the artist. In the words of one juror, it “took guts to do something that simple.”

The Prize is the American Alliance of Museums’ “best in show” award, also known as the “Franny.”

The book was also shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year Award, described as follows: “The elegant design [by Lucinda Hitchcock], 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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