Susan Colberg, Associate Professor of Design Studies (Visual Communication Design) in the Department of Art & Design, has been appointed to the jury of the Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation) international book design competition, The Best Book Design from All Over the World, to be held in Leipzig, Germany from 8 – 11 February 2018 at the German National Library.
The competition is the most prestigious one in the world for book design. Only 14 awards are given out each year: 1 Golden Letter, 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 5 Bronze and 5 honorable mention.
Seven jurors from Canada, Germany (2), Iceland, Israel, Norway, and Switzerland will scrutinize 585 books submitted by 30 countries.
Colberg has served as a juror for the Vancouver-based Canadian book design awards, the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, and is also the winner of multiple national and international book design awards herself.