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Happy Xmas Magazine Covers

Happy Xmas Magazine Covers

Here's one of SPD's annual Best Xmas Magazine Covers collection, first published in 2010. Here are some of our favorite Xmas covers from over the years.

Special thanks to David Keeps, Stephen Kroninger, and Linda Rubes for their help in compiling these covers.

(Above): Evergreen, December 1969. Art director: Ken Deardoff, illustrator: Bill Lee.
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The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 5)

The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 5)

We've partnered with Coverjunkie for his annual cover of the year poll and will be featuring the 50+ finalists all week long on the site.  
Click HERE and vote on your top 3 favorite creative covers of 2014  
Winner will be announced on Sunday, December 28th.  

And don't forget to enter your best work from 2014 in our 
The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 4)

The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 4)

We've partnered with Coverjunkie for his annual cover of the year poll and will be featuring the 50+ finalists all week long on the site.  
Click HERE and vote on your top 3 favorite creative covers of 2014  
Winner will be announced on Sunday, December 28th.  

And don't forget to enter your best work from 2014 in our 
From the SPD Archives: Buttons from the 39th SPD Gala, 2004

From the SPD Archives: Buttons from the 39th SPD Gala, 2004

SPD50n.jpgThe 39th SPD Gala, held on May 7, 2004 at the New York Public Library, featured a rock 'n' roll theme. The co-chairs for Pub 30 were Carla Frank, design director of O, The Oprah Magazine, Luke Hayman, recently hired design director of New York, and Mitch Shostak, principal of Shostak Studios. A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Herb Lubalin Lifetime Achievement Award to George Lois, and the presenting speech by Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.

Pictured above is the program brochure from the 39th SPD Gala, along with buttons that were distributed at the event. The brochure was designed by Kristin Fitzpatrick, Kristen Rayner, Jill Rosenberg, and Chloe Weiss of O, The Oprah Magazine, with a cover photograph by Charles Peterson.

Co-chair Carla Frank has some background on one of the Gala's most distinctive items, a series of magazine art direction-themed buttons that were distributed to event goers. And there's a slideshow with 20 of our favorite buttons from the Gala.
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From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #12 - 2010 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #12 - 2010 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
Cover of the Day: Hour Detroit, December 2014

Cover of the Day: Hour Detroit, December 2014

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Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

Hour Detroit December 2014
Creative Director: Valerie Morgan
Photographer: Jenny Risher
Fashion Editor: Rebecca Voigt

Want to submit your cover to be considered for our Cover of the Day? Send us a jpeg of your cover with credit info to SPDsubmissions@gmail.com
The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 3)

The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 3)

We've partnered with Coverjunkie for his annual cover of the year poll and will be featuring the 50+ finalists all week long on the site.  
Click HERE and vote on your top 3 favorite creative covers of 2014  
Winner will be announced on Sunday, December 28th.  

And don't forget to enter your best work from 2014 in our 
Don't miss the SPD Holiday Party!

Don't miss the SPD Holiday Party!

TOMMOROW, Wed. Dec 17th
7 - 10pm  •  FC GOTHAM
409 West 13th Street, NYC 10014
(Btwn Washington and 9th, in the Meatpacking District)

Come drink and be merry with SPD!   Buy tickets after the jump...

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From the SPD Archives: The 16 and 17th Publication Design Annual, 1983
From the SPD Archives: The 16 and 17th Publication Design Annual, 1983
The 16 and 17th SPD Publication Design competition winners were published together in one book, in 1983. The 16 and... ...More
The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 2)
The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 2)
We've partnered with Coverjunkie for his annual cover of the year poll and will be featuring the 50+ finalists all week long on the site.... ...More
SPD's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide
SPD's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide
The elves at SPD have been busy gathering a swell set of holiday gift books that will make the perfect... ...More
The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 1)
The Finalists for CoverJunkie's Cover of the Year Competition (part 1)
We've partnered with Coverjunkie for his annual cover of the year poll and will be featuring the 50+ finalists all week long... ...More
Join us for the SPD Holiday Party on Wed, December 17th
Join us for the SPD Holiday Party on Wed, December 17th
7 - 10pm  •  FC GOTHAM409 West 13th Street,  NY NY 10014Members $15 Advance, $20 at the door  (log-in to get... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #11 - 2009 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #11 - 2009 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #10 - 2008 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #10 - 2008 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #9 - 2007 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #9 - 2007 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner Christopher Allen
#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner Christopher Allen
As part of SPD's 50th Anniversary celebration, we're looking back at our past Student Competition winners (see galleries of past winning work here on... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #8 - 2006 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #8 - 2006 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. Back in the beginning, the competition was... ...More