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SPD53 Call for Entries!

SPD53 Call for Entries!

Start gathering your tear sheets and preparing your entries because the BEST editorial design competition is here! 

The Early Bird Deadline is Wednesday, December 20th

We have a great team leading this year's competition. 
If you missed the co-chair announcement, see it HERE

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Garden & Gun's Redesign with Design Director, Marshall McKinney

Garden & Gun's Redesign with Design Director, Marshall McKinney

With the close of Garden & Gun's tenth anniversary year, the publication recently debuted a new redesign with their latest December 2017/January 2018 issue. We spoke with G&G's Design Director, Marshall McKinney, about the redesign, how Garden & Gun has evolved in the last ten years, and who he'd let punch him in the face. 

Read on for Marshall's answers and see more from the redesign after the jump!
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Nice Spread: Hallowed Ground, Fall 2017

Nice Spread: Hallowed Ground, Fall 2017

Welcome to SPD's Nice Spread, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper spreads from around the world.

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Proving the Patriots' Mettle

Creative Director: Jeff Griffith
Painter: Howard Pyle, courtesy of the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Executive Editor: Jim Campi
Editorial Director: Mary Koik
Publisher: Civil War Trust 

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Cover of the day: easyJet Traveller, December 2017

Cover of the day: easyJet Traveller, December 2017

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

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Editor: Jonny Ensall
Group Art Director: Mat Wiggins
Senior Designer: Isabella Fernandes

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Cover of the Day: The New York Times Magazine, December 17, 2017

Cover of the Day: The New York Times Magazine, December 17, 2017

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

cover-of-the-day-logo.jpgThe New York Times Magazine, December 17, 2017

Design Director: Gail Bichler
Lettering: Jessica Walsh

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Nice Spread: Washingtonian, November 2017

Nice Spread: Washingtonian, November 2017

Welcome to SPD's Nice Spread, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper spreads from around the world.

Washingtonian, November 2017

The Bajillionaire's Guide to Washington

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Creative Director: Jason Lancaster
Deputy Art Director: Kellie Duff
Designer: Phong Nguyen
Photo Director: Anna Marina Savvidis
Assistant Photo Editor: Yodith Dammlash
Illustration: Jason Schneider
Story: Caroline Cunningham
Editor-In-Chief: Michael Schaffer 

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Cover of the Day: GQ, December 2017

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

cover-of-the-day-logo.jpgGQ, December 2017

Design Director: Fred Woodward
Art Director: Andre Jointé
Photo Director: Krista Prestek
Photographers: Martin Schoeller (Colin Kaepernick), Cass Bird (Gal Gadot), Mark Seliger (Stephen Colbert), Nathaniel Goldberg (Kevin Durant)
Creative Director: Jim Moore


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Inside Rachael Ray Every Day's Redesign with Design Director, Phoebe Flynn Rich


Rachael Ray Every Day has been on newsstands for 12 years now and just underwent a major redesign. Last month's November issue debuted their updated look centered around the phrase "upscale but not uptight."  We chatted with Design Director, Phoebe Flynn Rich, about the collaboration process, the introduction of new sections, and her dream dinner party guests.

Read on for Phoebe's answers and learn more about the redesign after the jump!
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Cover of the day: escapism, December 2017
Cover of the day: escapism, December 2017
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.escapism, December... ...More
Nice Spread: Pacific Standard, December 2017/January 2018
Nice Spread: Pacific Standard, December 2017/January 2018
Welcome to SPD's Nice Spread, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper spreads from around the world.Pacific Standard, December 2017/January... ...More
Cover of the Day: San Francisco, December 2017
Cover of the Day: San Francisco, December 2017
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.San Francisco,... ...More
Cover of the Day: Parents, December 2017
Cover of the Day: Parents, December 2017
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.Parents, December... ...More
Morning Joe: TIME's 2017 Person of the Year with Director of Photography & Visual Enterprise, Kira Pollack
'Silence Breakers' are Time's 2017 Person of the YearTime Magazine has announced its 2017 Person of the Year is the... ...More