It has already been a bit over a year since the ground breaking show, “Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads” opened at the Racine Art Museum. The show received lots of positive attention and brought many visitors to the museum over the course of its run. One year later, the accompanying volume, “Terra Nova: Polymer at the Crossroads”, designed by Jeffrey Lloyd Dever and his team at Dever Designs has won a prestigious American Graphic Design Award. Selected from more than 9,000 entries, Terra Nova, was one of a small percentage of design and communication projects to be granted an award by an independent panel of experts. “In a nutshell, exceptional” was the overall assessment of the Terra Nova volume. This was the 49th year for the competition sponsored by Graphic Design USA, a monthly trade magazine for design pros. It seeks to honor the potential of design to influence culture throughout various media including print, packaging, publishing, broadcasting, signage, internet and interactive graphics. Other winners this year include Coca-Cola, HBO, Kraft, Nike, Microsoft and Target. What great company for Terra Nova! Hearty congratulations to all.
In the interim year, RAM has sold over 600 copies of the book throughout the United States as well as internationally. This volume of illuminating photographs by Penina Meisels and informative text represents polymer art at its best.