The Guild of Book Workers logo was designed by Anita Walker, member from New York City, who drew inspiration from the Guild’s original logo with the outline of a book. The design features an open book welcoming all aspects of the book arts as the organization expanded to adopt not just binders, but calligraphers, printers, marblers and the nascent artist’s book movement. The logo was chosen through a contest held in 1959 that was conducted by Paul Banks, then Publicity Chair. Even though a $25 award was offered, only five entries were received. In 2004–2005 Eric Alstrom, Publicity Chair, coordinated a competition to create a new logo for the Guild’s next century. This time twenty-two designs were received. Interestingly enough, Anita Walker’s design prevailed.
The Guild of Book Workers is a non-profit organization with membership open
to all who are interested in the advancement
and greater appreciation of the book arts.
Copyright © 2006 by the Guild of Book Workers, Inc. 521 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10175 All rights reserved. Photography by David Broda of the Syracuse University Photo and Imaging Center.