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SPD 50 Story of the Year Medal Finalists

SPD 50 Story of the Year Medal Finalists

On May 1 at the 50th Anniversary SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Super 8 Story of the Year (design) medals. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of other medal finalists, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDTweets on Twitter with #SPD50.

The medal finalists for the Super 8 Story of the Year are: Achtung, Bon Appetit (2 nominations), Fast Company, GQ, T, The New York Times Style magazine, and Wired.

See the finalists on the turn page.

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Congrats to our 2015 4th-place Student Competition Winner!
Congrats to our 2015 4th-place Student Competition Winner!
We continue to announce and showcase our top 6 winners in our 2015 Student Design Competition (our 17th!!). Today we're... ...More
SPD 50: App of the Year Medal Finalists

SPD 50: App of the Year Medal Finalists

On May 1 at the 50th Anniversary SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year (tablet and mobile). Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of other medal finalists, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDTweets on Twitter with #SPD50.

The medal finalists for App of the Year are: Bon Appetit, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Men's Health, and New York.

See the finalists on the turn page.
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Vote for the MEMBERS' CHOICE Award!

Vote for the MEMBERS' CHOICE Award!

Attention all SPD MEMBERS! It's Time to select your top choice for the only Gold Medal selected by all the members of the Society --the Members' Choice Award.

You must be a current SPD member to participate.  Only one vote per member. 

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Congrats to our 2015 5th-place Student Competition Winner!
Congrats to our 2015 5th-place Student Competition Winner!
We're continuing the announcement and showcase of our top 6 winners in our 2015 Student Design Competition (our 17th!!). Today... ...More
SPD 50: Cover of the Year Medal Finalists

SPD 50: Cover of the Year Medal Finalists

On May 1 at the 50th Anniversary SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Super 8 Cover of the Year medals. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of other medal finalists, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDTweets on Twitter with #SPD50.

The medal finalists for the Super 8 Cover of the Year are New York, The New York Times Magazine (2 nominations), Variety, Volksrant Magazine, and Wired.

See the finalists on the turn page.

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SPD 50 Redesign of the Year Medal Finalists

SPD 50 Redesign of the Year Medal Finalists

On May 1 at the 50th Anniversary SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Super 8 Redesign medals. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of other medal finalists, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDTweets on Twitter at #SPD50.

The medal finalists for the Super 8 Redesign are: Afar, Billboard, Consumer Reports, Golf Digest, New York Observer, and Self.

See the finalists on the turn page.
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Congrats to our 2015 6th-place Student Competition Winner!
Congrats to our 2015 6th-place Student Competition Winner!
We're excited to announce and showcase the top 6 winners in our 17th Student Design Competition, starting today with our... ...More
SPD 50: Website of the Year Medal Finalists

SPD 50: Website of the Year Medal Finalists

On May 1 at the 50th Anniversary SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Website of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of other medal finalists, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDTweets on Twitter with #SPD50.

The medal finalists for Website of the Year are: Bon Appetit, Matter, Nautilus, and The New Yorker.

See the finalists on the turn page.
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Congrats to our 2015 Student Design Competition Winners!
Congrats to our 2015 Student Design Competition Winners!
A few weeks back, we announced the Medal Finalists and Merit Winners in SPD's 50th Annual Design Competition - our... ...More
Students: Get in the 2015 SPD-U Spotlight! Enter Your Designs by June 1
Students: Get in the 2015 SPD-U Spotlight! Enter Your Designs by June 1
The 2014-2015 academic year is soon coming to a close and you'll be finishing up a bunch of awesome projects... ...More
Cover(s) of the Day: Cosmopolitan

Cover(s) of the Day: Cosmopolitan

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

Cosmopolitan  May 2015 
Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles
Creative Director Theresa Griggs
Photo Director Alix Campbell
Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth

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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

Cover of the Day: Mother Jones
Cover of the Day: Mother Jones
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.Mother Jones  May-June... ...More
Rodale's Organic Life launches
Rodale's Organic Life launches
SPD Board member Francesca Messina interviewed Chris Gangi on the new launch of Rodale's Organic Life. It debuted on April 14th,... ...More
Art Director Tom Bentkowski Remembers New York Magazine in the 70s
Art Director Tom Bentkowski Remembers New York Magazine in the 70s
Editor's Note: The recent SPD event, For the Love of ...New York Magazine, featured nine former and current design directors... ...More
Cover of the Day: Time
Cover of the Day: Time
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.Time, April 20,... ...More
SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine
SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine
As the countdown begins for our SOLD OUT Speaker Series event celebrating the history of New York magazine, we will be posting... ...More
Pete Sucheski named Art Director of Men's Health
Pete Sucheski has been named Art Director of Men's Health. Pete was formerly Deputy Art Director of Field & Stream... ...More
Student Design Competition Judging Day is Here!
Student Design Competition Judging Day is Here!
All your hard work is complete, all the packages have been opened and processed, PDF entries have been printed, and... ...More
New hires, promotions at TIME
Design Director D.W. Pine has announced some new hires and promotions within the TIME magazine Art Department:Carrie Gee recently started as... ...More