InterVarsity Press won the Crystal Book Award for book design presented by the Midwest Publishing Association (MPA) at the MPA's sixty-first annual Book and Media Show held on October 18 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. InterVarsity Press (IVP) took home three awards, including two honorable mentions, for "pushing the edges of publishing design."
Spiritual Rhythms in Community by Keith Meyer won the Crystal Book Award, the top award given in the General Trade, Non-Illustrated category, while Small Things with Great Love by Margot Starbuck received an honorable mention. In the Scholarly Reference category, The Roots of the Reformation by G. R. Evans also received an honorable mention. IVP was represented by art director Cindy Kiple, designer Beth Hagenberg and director of production and fulfillment Anne Gerth.
"These beautiful covers are no doubt the result of the talented work of our art director and designer," Gerth said. "But we couldn't win without the great team effort of all of the individuals in editorial and production. Their work upholds the value of excellence, creativity and innovation for which IVP strives, and ensures that we continue to produce books that reflect the beauty and glory of God."
Nominations were submitted by MPA members, who consist of professionals in book and media publishing, printing, editorial, design and all business aspects of the publishing industry. MPA was formerly known as the Chicago Book Clinic.