Have you got SPOTS? We do.
"Spot" illustrations may be small in size, but they play an enormous
role in the world of publication design. Measuring no more than 5 x 6
inches, a spot much catch readers' eyes, draw them into a story, and
convey complex ideas--often while competing with other visual elements
on the page. Every art director knows that sometimes, the most genius work you can do in a day is assigning just the right illustrator for just the right, possibly-impossible-to-describe assignment and getting back the perfect solution.
The Society of Publication Designers is the only
organization to honor these hard-working little gems with its annual SPOTS Competition. Chaired this year by Matthew Lenning
Director at Bon AppÃ©tit
, and Don Morris
, Principal at Don Morris
Design, SPOTS will be judged by a panel of leading publication art
directors and commercial illustrators, and the winning entries will be featured
in a special, self-contained book and sent to SPD members and winning
illustrators for FREE, as well as featured in the PUB 44 Design Annual,
and archived in a special gallery on this very site, linking to the
winning illustrator's websites.Click here for the entry forms and more info
, including some FAQs and answers, and send in your best work by April 30th!
Huge thanks to Yuko Shimizu for the illustration on the Call, and above!