Illustrated Centre history book wins top award
September 23, 2010 By Leigh Ivey
Case Bound award” in the the PIAS Graphic Awards.
Our Standard Sure is filled with more than 700 photographs and
tells the story of Centre from before its founding up to the present
Centre College, Tom Hardin and Louisville’s Merrick Printing recently received a top award from the PIAS Graphic Awards, sponsored by the Printing Industry of the South, for the illustrated Centre history book Our Standard Sure: Centre College Since 1891. The book won the “Best of Category award” for the “Books, Case Bound” category.
“This award reinforced what all of us who worked on the book believed, and we are extremely excited about the recognition,” Hardin says. “But I hope those who have read the book will say, 'I can understand what the judges saw.'”
The annual PIAS Graphic Awards competition is judged by a panel of three experts using a point system. The competition recognizes those responsible for the creation, design and production of top-quality printed materials that have impact, appeal and effectiveness as sales/marketing, communications or educational medium.
Published in fall 2009, Our Standard Sure was edited by C. Thomas Hardin ’63, former director of photography at the Courier-Journal, and written by Bob Hill, a retired Courier-Journal writer and columnist.
With 280 pages and more than 700 photographs, the book is the most complete history of the College ever written. It tells the story of Centre from before its founding up to the present day, with chapters devoted to sports victories (most notably, the 1921 football upset over then undefeated Harvard), Centre presidents, war protests and more.
Copies of the book are for sale; the cost is $60, including shipping, or $50 if picked up from the College. To order, contact Jeanine Sanders at Centre College, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422, call toll-free (877) 678-9822, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.