Mānoa’s Art Gallery won a Pele Regional ADDY Award for book design and honorable mention the American Association of Museums 2010 Museum Publications Design Competition in the exhibition catalogues category for the Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities catalogue.
The 430-page catalogue was designed by alumna Kelli Ann Harada and contains 9 scholarly essays and 345 stunning color images of the rich and intricate textiles and costumes. It accompanied the 2008 exhibition of the same name of more than 500 of the finest and historically significant textiles and costumes of Southwest China. The collection, on loan from Taiwan-based collector Huang Ying Feng, focused on a region of topographic, climatic and human diversity home to 31 of China’s 56 ethnic groups.
The American Advertising Federation District 13 presented the ADDY awards to recognize the best design and advertising work created in Hawaiʻi during the previous year. Local winners will compete in the national ADDY awards competition in June.
The AAM Publications Design Competition drew 655 entries from 260 international institutions. The Writing with Thread catalogue was among more than 160 books, catalogues, posters, invitations, press kits and other materials that were selected as winners in 15 categories.
“This recognition clearly demonstrates the caliber of work our students do,” says Art Gallery Director Lisa Yoshihara. “The gallery is committed to giving our students a quality education and professional opportunities to work with faculty and staff.”