As they say at the Oscars, "It's an honor just to be nominated." (Or something like that). Yet here we are, in incredibly amazing company, among so many of our design heroes and heroines, on a poster created for last year's Society of Publication Designers award competition.
[Reposted from SPD.org]
In 1997, SPD debuted the Magazine of the Year award, a best-of honor voted on during its annual design competition. It is a recognition of the best magazine of the year, the one with the supreme all-around design, imagery, graphics, illustration, and general visual magic. The first winner was 2wice, art directed by Abbott Miller. In the years since, the list of winning magazines and art directors reads like a who's who of publication design: The New York Times Magazine, Details, GQ, Martha Stewart Kids, New York, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, and art directors Janet Froelich, Fred Woodward, Patrick Mitchell (our very own), Debra Bishop, Luke Hayman, Rockwell Harwood, John Korpics, Richard Turley, and Scott Dadich. The Magazine of the Year is the ultimate SPD award, an acknowledgement by the visual community of the very best in publication design.