Before I joined AIGA some seven years ago, members were mailed a copy of the organizations’ Awards Annual (now called 365) in all of its hard-bound, heavy glory. Somewhere between the copy I later found of issue 18, and my first issue, 23, the shelf-height started varying, as well as the cover material.

Issue 24 came in 2003, and had a fuzzy orange color. Me being a sucker for orange, I loved it. As the years pass, the fuzzyness left a nice tarnished stain on the white cover of issue 23 that it shares a shelf with. Like a Sagmeister design experiment, it was destroying the book next to it, I have since changed my opinions on this tome. Even the orange cannot stop my dislike of it anymore.

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