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Discover the Prime Editions, ultra-premium, extra-large, carefully curated, engineered and high quality printed, outstanding photobooks of World's most excellent designs, art and architecture.

Prime Editions
Prime Editions is the name we give to ultra premium hardcover print publications, especially special edition books published by DesignerPress, with highly selective contents, in collaboration with Museo del Design and A' Design Award & Competition, mostly anthologies and monographs, highly focused on a single subject, such as a single industry, a design category, a geographical area or a designer, yet featuring award-winning designs from multiple years.

Eligible Platinum, Gold and Silver winners of A' Design Award & Competition have a potential possibility and prospects to get included in the Prime Editions. Eligible A' Design Award laureates will have the unique and special opportunity get books solely dedicated to them, as in Designer Prime Editions or Designer Signature Prime Editions.

Prime Editions are different from the coveted A’ Design Award Yearbook of Best Designs that feature award-winning Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Designs from all categories in a single year. Prime Editions do not feature explanatory text, instead Prime Editions are profusely illustrated, noteworthy monographs with high quality color reproductions showing original design work.

Artwork in its Own Right
When it comes to Prime Editions, the extra-large, super-premium, limited-edition coffee table books featuring the most excellent content from the grandmaster designers, artists and architects, the planning and production process is given the utmost importance to properly and perfectly represent the featured works; the importance of the feel of the book, how the book touches the skin and appeals to the eye, how the book creates a positive sensation matter for us; every and each aspect is thought of, starting with the difference between backlighting and reflected light, and ending with its final presentation and packaging. Prime Editions books are produced in cooperation with OMC² Design Studios, the affiliated office for design and image processing to ensure the greatest attention to details; high-fidelity color reproduction and rich gamut printing, well-constructed binding, beautiful layout, typography, kerning and all other details are considered. Similar to art books, coffee table books and photobooks, in Prime Editions, visual elements, graphics and photographs make a significant contribution to the overall content and thus greatest attention is given to color accurate quality printing. Heavy, opaque, acid-free, pH buffered, sturdy archival papers are selected for printing. Since Prime Editions are designed to be collectible, special attention is given to presentation and long-term conversion is equally thought of.

Prime Editions come in 325 mm x 356.6 mm XL format.


Active Distribution Worldwide.
DesignerPress, whose backlist is mainly focused on illustrated books covering the areas of groundbreaking architecture, design, creativity, innovation, inspiration, visual arts, contemporary fine arts, craft, landscape, urban planning, furniture, packaging, graphics, communication, fashion, photography, ethnography, visual and popular culture aims to distribute the Prime Editions in design museum shops and mainstream bookstores, galleries and retail stores as well as art prints direct to consumers through its online retail website. DesignerPress also creates campaigns and initiatives to reach audiences not used, or not having time to buying in traditional bookshops. DesignerPress, specialized in design and architecture photobooks in an international context, pioneer in fostering the circulation of culture and ideas, pride themselves on the time and effort put into each of their books to ensure that the Edition books are a timeless source of inspiration, pleasure and learning. Edition books, represent the very best in design, quality, and innovation, and feature award-winning works from the World’s most influential artists, architects, designers, illustrators, innovators, photographers and brands. There are six distinct types of Prime Editions: Designer, Designer Signature, Theme, Category, Locality, and Category 𝑥 Locality, all are Extra Large, Super-Premium, Limited-Edition prints.

Prime Editions will not fit small shelves.



Designer Prime Editions, Extra-Large, Super-Premium, Limited Edition
Monographs on the works of grand master designers and architects. Designer Prime Editions are books published by DesignerPress, in collaboration with Museo del Design and A' Design Award & Competition, featuring award-winning works of only one designer, artist, architect, design office, creative agency, or a brand. The Designer Prime Editions book use premium, archival grade, acid-free, pH buffered, high-opacity, bright white, thick paper pages, digitally printed, perfect bound in hardcover case and presented in sleeve jackets. Designer Edition books are great to explore an individual designer's portfolio of award-winning works. It is a distinct pleasure and honour to get your own Designer Edition book. A' Design Award & Competition aims to launch individual Designer Prime Editions books for top ranked designers, as noted in Designer Rankings. Designer Prime Editions are generally sold at design museum bookshops and major book retailers. Hardcover, 32 cm (height) 𝑥 35 cm (width), 325 mm 𝑥 356 mm with hardcover, 100 ~ 200 pages, featuring 20 to 100 works, printed in Italy, with Italian ISBN, sold in protective, cardboard slipcases / book shoe with glossy illustrated metallic color dust jackets.

PRIME EDITIONS - DESIGNER > ANTHOLOGY OF ARTFUL ABSTRACTION AND MASTERFUL INDUCTION OF IDEAS BY ACCLAIMED ARCHITECTS, ACCOMPLISHED ARTISTS, ACE AUTHORS, ADEPT ANIMATORS, ADMIRED CREATORS, ALL-TIME BEST DESIGNERS, ARTISAN CRAFTSPEOPLE, ASTONISHING ASSEMBLERS, ASTUTE INVENTORS, AVANT-GARDE ENGINEERS, AWARD-WINNING ENTREPRENEURS, BOUNDLESS BRANDS, BRILLIANT BUILDERS, CAPABLE COLORISTS, CAPTIVATING CARTOONISTS, CELESTIAL COSTUMIERS, CONNOISSEUR COUTURIERS, CREATIVE COMPANIES, CRITICAL CURATORS, DEVICEFUL DREAMERS, DILIGENT DRAFTSPEOPLE, DISTINGUISHED DECORATORS, FASCINATING FASHIONERS, FIRST-RATE FABRICATORS, FUTURISTIC FORECASTERS, GENUINE GENIUSES, IMPASSIONED INSTIGATORS, INCREDIBLE IDEALISTS, INGENIOUS INTELLECTUALS, INSPIRED ILLUSTRATORS, INCREDIBLE JEWELERS, LUMINOUS LYRICIST, LEADING-EDGE MANUFACTURERS, MAGNIFICENT MAKERS, OUTSTANDING ORIGINATORS, PEERLESS PENCILLERS, PARAMOUNT PHILOSOPHERS, PHENOMENAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, PRODIGIOUS PRODUCERS, PROFICIENT PLANNERS, SENSATIONAL STYLISTS, SPLENDID STORYTELLERS, TALENTED TASTEMAKERS, TIMELESS TAILORS, TERRIFIC TINKERERS, TRANSCENDENT TRAILBLAZERS AND WORLD-CLASS VISIONARIES. MONOGRAPH OF PRACTICE-DEFINING, MUSEUM WORTHY WORKS, EXHAUSTIVE EXPLORATION AND EXHIBITION OF MOST PRESTIGIOUS AND COMPELLING CONCEPTS, VISUAL TESTIMONY OF VIBRANT AND PROVOKING ARTWORKS BASED ON DAZZLING IDEAS DRIVEN BY INFINITE OBSESSION WITH DESIGN, STUNNING COMPENDIUM ON QUINTESSENTIAL MASTERPIECES OF DESIGN WITH INTIMATE ARTISTIC SNAPSHOTS, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF POWERFUL ARTWORKS SPOTLIGHTING UNPARALLELED BEAUTY OF LIMITLESS FORM AND FUNCTION, REPERTOIRE OF VISUAL POSSIBILITY EXPLORING THE CREATIVE WORKS IN FULL SPLENDOUR, CHRONOLOGIES OF LUXURIANT PERSPECTIVES, ETERNAL INSPIRATION, ENDLESS CREATIVITY, EXPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY AND COMPREHENSIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY FOCUSED ON MIND-BOGGLING CREATIONS, BRAND-NEW VISUALS OF LANDMARK PROJECTS, CASE STUDIES OF WORKS BEYOND COMPARISON, BEST EXAMPLES OF DESIGN, KEY SHOWCASE OF POWERFUL STROKES WITH LASTING INFLUENCE, PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH A DESIGN MUSEUM. SEE THE WORLD’S MOST CREATIVE AND GREATEST DESIGNERS OF ALL TIME DISPLAY THEIR CREATIVE EXPERIMENTS, STYLISTIC AND TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS, FANTASTICAL CREATIONS, INTRICATE AND FUNCTIONAL WORKS AND EMOTIONAL ART THAT DEFINE STANDARDS OF CONTEMPORARY STATE OF ART AND DESIGN. EXPLORE PRIZE-WINNING PROGRESSIVE ART AND DESIGN WITH UNRIVALLED CREATIVITY PULSATING WITH LIFE IN RICH ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

Designer Prime Editions, Inner Cover Template


Designer Prime Editions, Inner Cover Template

 


Designer Prime Editions, Protective Cover Template, Gold Embossed



Designer Signature Prime Editions, Extra-Large, Super-Premium, Very Limited Edition
These are same as Designer Prime Editions for their contents except the paper is heavier and therefore opaquer, furthermore each book is signed by the Designer and they are always limited edition with only up to 88 copies printed. Given the signature of designer, they have higher value and are more collectible and command a more premium price. These further accompany a signed, framed poster of one of the featured works and may further be accompanied with art prints, silk-screen prints and/or products or designs that were created by the designer, and sometimes they also come with memorabilia such as signed photographs or original photography. The Designer Signature Prime Editions are further particularly noteworthy due to the inclusion of rare interviews conducted with designers and design-world personalities and professionals.

For Designer Prime Editions and Designer Signature Prime Edition books, the eligibility criteria consists of two main requirements, usually noted as 5/55 rule. (A) First, the designer should obtain a lifetime grand portfolio of fifty (50) Platinum, Gold or Silver award-winning works, this is possible by winning a total of at least fifty (50) A' Design Awards, that is any combination of Platinum, Gold and Silver A' Design achievements in non-concealed categories. (B) Second, the designer must demonstrate truly exceptional, transcendent design skill by winning at least five (5) Platinum A' Design Awards.


Category Prime Editions, Extra-Large, Super-Premium, Limited Edition
Anthologies featuring most outstanding examples of good design in a given industry. Category Prime Editions are books published by DesignerPress, in collaboration with Museo del Design and A' Design Award & Competition, featuring platinum, and sometimes also gold and silver award-winning works from a single A' Design Award & Competition award category. The Category Prime Editions book use premium, archival grade, acid-free, pH buffered, high-opacity, bright white, thick paper pages, digitally printed, perfect bound in hardcover case and presented in sleeve jackets. Category Edition books are great to help you develop your creative visual acuity and design industry wisdom further, providing outstanding inspiration. Category Prime Editions are among top gifts you could give to designers, artists and architects. A' Design Award & Competition aims to launch multiple Category Prime Editions books for most competitive design fields, as noted in Design Classifications. Category Prime Editions are generally sold at design museum bookshops and major book retailers. Hardcover, 32 cm (height) 𝑥 35 cm (width), 100 ~ 200 pages, featuring 20 to 100 works, printed in Italy, with Italian ISBN, sold in protective, cardboard slipcases / book shoe with glossy illustrated metallic color dust jackets.

PRIME EDITIONS - CATEGORY > AESTHETIC INSPIRATION AROUND THE WORLD, ALLURING AMBITIOUS ARTISTIC GENIUS, AUTHORITATIVE ARCHETYPES, BENCHMARKING BEST IN INTERNATIONAL TALENT, BOOK BRIMMING WITH CRISP PHOTOGRAPHY, CELEBRATING CHANGE AND INNOVATION, CHRONICLING COLOURS AND TENDENCIES, COMPELLING COLLECTION, COMPREHENSIVE CATALOGUE AND EXTENSIVE OVERVIEW OF COUNTLESS WORKS, CONTEMPORARY AND MODERN CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES, DEPENDABLE GLOBAL DIGEST OF DESIGN GREATS, DESIGNERS AND THEIR REASONING, RESONATING THEORIES, DIMENSIONS, DRAMATIC EXPRESSIONS, EMOTIONAL AND PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVES, ENGAGED, ENORMOUS AND PERSUASIVE, ESSENTIAL COMPENDIUM, EXCLUSIVE, EXEMPLARY, EXPERTLY CURATED GREATEST WORKS, EXPLORE DESIGN AND EXPLOSIVE CREATIVITY, EXQUISITE, EXTRAORDINARY ARCHIVES OF FAME, FASCINATING INSIGHTS ON FAST-MOVING IDEAS, FEATURED AND SPOTLIGHTED FOR DESIGN AFICIONADOS, FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH, FORM AND FUNCTION, FOUNDING PRINCIPLES AND IDEAS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE, COGNITIONS, COOL CONCEPTS AND REFLECTIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, FUNCTIONAL BEAUTY AND FUNDAMENTAL TENETS, GENIUS PERCEPTIONS, GLOBAL REFERENCE, GOLDEN AGE OF DESIGN, GREATEST ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS, GREATEST PIONEERS, GROUNDBREAKING, IMPACTFUL PIECES, IMPORTANT, IN-DEPTH FOCUS, INDUSTRY-LEADERS, INFLUENCE ON GENERATIONS TO COME, INNOVATIVE, INSTANT CLASSIC, INTENSE, INTERNATIONAL STYLE, LANDMARK PROJECTS, LEGENDARY GREATNESS, LIVING LUMINARIES, MAJESTIC AND MAJOR WORKS, MAKERS AND SHAPERS, MASTERWORKS, MASTERY OF DESIGN, MASTERY OF FORM, MASTERY OF FUNCTION, MONOGRAPH OF MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST ESTEEMED OF ALL TIME, MOST FAMOUS, MOST IMPORTANT FIGURES IN THE HISTORY OF DESIGN, MOST TALENTED CREATORS, MOVEMENTS AND FASHION, MUCH-COVETED, MULTIFARIOUS, ORIGINAL, OUTSTANDING, PARADIGM SHIFTING ARTFUL CONCEPTIONS, PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM, PHILOSOPHY, PICTORIAL, POWER OF IMAGES, PREMIUM, PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO DESIGN PROFILES, QUINTESSENTIAL, REVOLUTIONARY, SNAPSHOT OF INDUSTRY, SPECIAL FOCUS ON STUNNING STYLES, SPLENDID SUMPTUOUS SELECTION, SUBLIME MATERIALS AND KNOWLEDGE, SWEEPING SURVEY, MOST MEMORABLE DESIGNS, TOME OF TRANSFORMATIVE TRENDS, UNPARALLELED ACCOUNT AND UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO UNSEEN AND VEHEMENTLY OPPOSING DESIGN MOVEMENTS, VIBRANT, VISIONARY CONCOCTIONS, VISUAL CHRONOLOGIES AND MODELS, VISUAL HISTORY OF MIND ABSTRACTION, VISUAL TIMELINES OF IMAGINATION, WORLD SHOWCASE OF GOOD DESIGN, WORLD’S FINEST PIECES, WORLD-FAMOUS NAMES, WORLDWIDE DESIGN SPECIMENS.

Category Prime Editions, Inner Cover Template


Category Prime Editions, Dust Jacket Example



Locality Prime Editions, Extra-Large, Super-Premium, Limited Edition
Contemporary design publications featuring excellent design works from a given geographic area. Locality Prime Editions are books published by DesignerPress, in collaboration with Museo del Design and A' Design Award & Competition, featuring platinum, and sometimes also gold and silver award-winning works from a single country, region, province, city, locality or geographical area. The Locality Prime Editions book use premium, archival grade, acid-free, pH buffered, high-opacity, bright white, thick paper pages, digitally printed, perfect bound in hardcover case and presented in sleeve jackets. Locality Edition books are great to help you discover local preferences and customs in design, art and architecture, and helps you further develop your understanding for the artistic spectrum and cultural heritage of a region. Locality Prime Editions make it easy to explore and understand local design cultures and are great for creative growth and multicultural inspiration. A' Design Award & Competition aims to launch multiple Locality Prime Editions books for regions listed top in World Design Rankings. Locality Prime Editions are generally sold at design museum bookshops and major book retailers. Hardcover, 32 cm (height) 𝑥 35 cm (width), 100 ~ 200 pages, featuring 20 to 100 works, printed in Italy, with Italian ISBN, sold in protective, cardboard slipcases / book shoe with glossy illustrated metallic color dust jackets.

PRIME EDITIONS - LOCALITY > ALLURING ARTISTIC ATLAS, GROUND-BREAKING SURVEY OF MOST BEAUTIFUL AND PIONEERING CONTEMPORARY WORKS AND CREATIVITY FROM THE REGION. INSPIRING MULTIFACETED PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY AND COMPREHENSIVE DOMESTIC REVIEW OF BEST-KEPT DESIGN SECRETS, SPECTACULAR WAY OF LIFE, MAGNIFICENT HERITAGE, ACCLAIMED ARTS AND SCIENCES OF THE CULTURE, THE PLACE OF ORIGIN OF LEGACY, NATIVE AND TRIBAL DESIGN IDEAS, ANCESTRY, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS AND FOLKLORE IN TANDEM WITH SUPER CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, MODERN ART AND STATE-OF-THE-ART ARCHITECTURE. PERCEPTION ALTERING STUNNING VISUAL CELEBRATION AND GORGEOUSLY ILLUSTRATED ELEGANT CREATIVE EXPLORATION ACROSS THE AREA, EXCLUSIVE LOCAL EXCURSION TO DISCOVER MOST AMAZING ARCHITECTURE, ASTONISHING ART, WONDERFUL DESIGNS, EXTENSIVE BODY OF WORKS AND EXTRAORDINARY INNOVATIONS FROM THE LAND IN A MOST EVOCATIVE, INTIMATE MANNER. AN UNPARALLELED TESTAMENT TO THE CREATIVITY OF THE REGION, ESSENTIAL INSPIRATIONAL ORIGINAL SOURCE BOOK DEDICATED TO CREATING AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION FOR THE ICONIC GOOD DESIGN, VISIONARY CONTEMPORARY ART, EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURE, INSIGHTFUL INNOVATIONS, REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS AND SOPHISTICATED CULTURE, STEMMING FROM THE IDEA RICH LOCALITY. LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED VOLUME, COMPENDIUM OF ADMIRATION, EPITOME OF ADORATION, TREATISE OF CELEBRATION AND HOMAGE TO DISCERNING AND DELIGHTFUL LOCAL ART, BOLD AND INFLUENTIAL ARCHITECTURE AND PROLIFIC GOOD DESIGN, AMAZING ANTHOLOGY FOR DESIGN AFICIONADOS, DEVELOP DEEP APPRECIATION AND JOURNEY INTO INSIGHTFUL BEAUTIFUL EXPOSITION OF CULTURAL AND SOCIAL EXPRESSION, OBSERVE COMPELLING INSIGHTS AND WONDERFULLY IMAGINATIVE AESTHETIC VISION, CAPTURE THE REMARKABLE HIGHLIGHTS, IDENTIFY, EMBRACE EXPERIENCE AND EXAMINE THE DIVERGENT SPECTRUM OF SOPHISTICATED AND CUTTING-EDGE WORKS THAT CELEBRATE AND EVIDENCE THE ETHOS, CULTURE, REMARKABLE LIFE, FORWARD-LOOKING DESIGN IDEAS, INTELLECTUAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES, HIGH-LEVEL DESIGN THINKING, HOLISTIC THEORIES, ORIGINAL TAKES ON STYLE, ARTISTIC COLLOQUIALISMS, IDIOMS, CREATIVE FORCES, ARTIFACTS, BELOVED OBJECTS, KEEPSAKES, SYMBOLS, EXPRESSION OF VALUES, MEANINGFUL CULTURAL LINKS, UNDERLYING SIGNATURE, ESSENCE, MASTERPIECES, FORM, FUNCTION, ATTITUDES AND CHARACTER OF THE AREA. PROVOCATIVE PORTFOLIO OF WONDERFUL, PRIZE-WINNING, STIMULATING CREATIONS. SHOWCASING PRODIGIOUS, STUNNING, VITALIZING, FAR-REACHING, INSTRUMENTAL, SAVANT SYNTHESIS OF CONCEPTS, SHIMMERING ARTWORKS, VISUAL INFLUENCE AND MASTERY OF ART.

Locality Prime Editions, Inner Cover Template


Locality Prime Editions - Italy, Dust Jacket Example



Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions, Extra-Large, Super-Premium, Limited Edition
Contemporary books that bring together the best works of important artistic and design figures of a given geographic area, in a given industry. Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions are books published by DesignerPress, in collaboration with Museo del Design and A' Design Award & Competition, featuring mostly platinum, and occasionally gold and silver award-winning works from a single A' Design Award & Competition award category, from a specific geographical region. The Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions book use premium, archival grade, acid-free, pH buffered, high-opacity, bright white, thick paper pages, digitally printed, perfect bound in hardcover case and presented in sleeve jackets. Category x Locality Edition books are excellent to help you understand local design culture and preferences for a given industry and design category. Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions are very suited for market research and talent scouting, and represent design and art movements in an industry, in a location and great sources to satisfy your intellectual curiosity. A' Design Award & Competition aims to launch multiple Category x Locality Prime Editions books each year. Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions are generally sold at design museum bookshops and major book retailers. Hardcover, 32 cm (height) 𝑥 35 cm (width), 100 ~ 200 pages, featuring 20 to 100 works, printed in Italy, with Italian ISBN, sold in protective, cardboard slipcases / book shoe with glossy illustrated metallic color dust jackets.


Theme Prime Editions, Extra-Large, Super-Premium, Limited Edition
Anthologies featuring most outstanding examples of good design in a given subject matter and area of interest. Theme Prime Editions are books published by DesignerPress, in collaboration with Museo del Design and A' Design Award & Competition, featuring platinum, and sometimes also gold and silver award-winning works from a multiple A' Design Award & Competition award categories that relate to a single topic of interest. The Theme Prime Editions book use premium, archival grade, acid-free, pH buffered, high-opacity, bright white, thick paper pages, digitally printed, perfect bound in hardcover case and presented in sleeve jackets. Theme Prime Edition books are designed as visual groundwork, research and mood board for business people, entrepreneurs, marketing managers and design strategists. Theme Prime Editions are great gifts for business owners, filled with inspiration and ideas to expand and improve their business with good design, art, architecture and strategy that relate to the subject. A' Design Award & Competition aims to launch various Theme Prime Editions books for most popular cultural topics and business interests. Theme Prime Editions are generally sold at design museum bookshops and major book retailers. Hardcover, 32 cm (height) 𝑥 35 cm (width), 100 ~ 200 pages, featuring 20 to 100 works, printed in Italy, with Italian ISBN, sold in protective, cardboard slipcases / book shoe with glossy illustrated metallic color dust jackets.


Different from A' Design Award Winner Yearbooks
Good to Know: Prime Editions are different from A' Design Award Yearbook of Best Designs. Every year, the A' Design Award & Competition publishes its winners within print edition, hardcover versions of its yearbook in multiple volumes, these yearbooks of best designs cover a wide-range of correlated categories and feature award-winning designs of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron A' Design Award laureates in a single year, on the other hand the Prime Editions may include works from different years and the subjects of the books are more focused. Learn more about A’ Design Award Yearbook of Best Designs.

Above See Size Difference between Winners' Yearbook and Prime Editions, which are much larger.

Why Called Prime Editions?
There are two reasons, first of all, as you may imagine, A’ Design Award is read as A-Prime Design Award, and thus the “Prime Editions” makes logical sense, however the actual reason why we chose “Prime Editions” to represent these books is different. In the art world, if an artwork exists in several versions, the one known or believed to be the earliest is called the “prime version”. Artists and designers often make variations and versions of their initial work, and it is regarded as a matter of importance both by art historians and the art market to establish which version has "priority", that is to say was the original work. The presumption usually is that the prime version is the finest, and perhaps the most carefully done, though some later versions can be argued to improve on the originals. We believe that our “Prime Editions”, our well-crafted, ultra-premium, extra-large, carefully curated, engineered and high quality printed, outstanding photobooks of World's most excellent designs, art and architecture are our original work, our master piece, our “prime version” when it comes to creating truly sensational, beautiful, photobooks featuring the most excellent and outstanding arts, architecture, design, that will define a series of future books and publications by us as well as other design institutions, design awards, competitions and government initiatives, to serve as a basis of how to properly and respectfully represent, promote and disseminate good design.

 


Get Featured in Prime Editions
To get yourself featured and your work published in Prime Editions, or especially if you wish to have a whole book dedicated to you such as in Designer Signature Prime Editions, you need to be a multiple, multi-year winner of A’ Design Award & Competition, preferably with Platinum, Gold and Silver level designs. A’ Design Award, at its sole discretion, may make a decision to publish a book only dedicated to you as a designer, yet inclusion in other Prime Editions is much easier. In general, A’ Design Award & Competition will include and feature top ranked designers and their excellent designs, especially Platinum and Gold award-winning works as part of Category Prime Editions, Locality Prime Editions, and Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions. Inclusion to Category Prime Editions, Locality Prime Editions, and Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions is mostly a processed fully managed by A’ Design Award; A’ Design Award will start an edition, then present the designers whose works would be included within that Edition, prototype pages. Designers will have time to reject their prototype pages and/or opt-out of Prime Editions fully. If the Designers do not reject their pages and/or opt-out of Prime Editions, the prototype pages will pass to design office for final design and then pass to DesignerPress for finalization. Platinum and Gold award-winning works are highly likely candidates for publishing and getting featured in Prime Editions. Designers who wish to have their award-winning works to be included will also require to provide a valid license and declaration for use of their images and photographs as part of Prime Editions. While Category Prime Editions, Locality Prime Editions, and Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions participation is rather easy when you have Platinum and Gold award-winning works the Designer Prime Editions and Designer Signature Prime Editions are more personalized and requires a personal touch, if your portfolio is selected to be featured and published as a Designer Edition and/or Designer Signature Edition, A’ Design Award will assign a supervisor to your book and the supervisor will get in touch with you to ensure you have a book that is relevant to you. In general, designers featured in Designer Edition and/or Designer Signature Edition will have control over the cover, dusk jacket and are able to propose additional pages and/or content for inclusion, while for the Category Prime Editions, Locality Prime Editions, and Category 𝑥 Locality Prime Editions, the content, page layout, cover and packaging design are all provided by A’ Design Award & Competition to ensure a common graphic language and consistent identity. If you are a laureate of A' Design Award & Competition, visit Prime Editions Inclusion page to learn more.


Architecture V.1 - Category Prime Editions
Below, we would like to present you with a conceptual overview of an example Category Prime Editions book: Architecture V.1 which would feature Platinum and Gold A’ Architectural Design Award Winners that have been selected for Prime Editions feature.

 


Category Prime Editions, Rendering without Dust Jacket and without Cardboard Sleeve




Category Prime Editions, Inner Cover Example


Category Prime Editions, Customized Cover - Personalized Dust Jacket Example.



Category Prime Editions, Inner Back-cover Example.




Category Prime Editions, Right Page Example.



Category Prime Editions, Left Page Example.


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