December 2012 Archives
Cover of the Day 12.27.12
Happy Xmas 12.21.12
Congrats to raffle winning ticket holder # 070 for the Adobe Creative Suite 6. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th to claim your prize. You must provide the matching ticket.
A huge thanks to our friends that helped make the evening's good times possible: Hotel Chantelle, Mixologist Todd Richman of Sidney Frank, Dark Horse, Radeberger, Adobe and the awesome guys from LED Photo Booth that kept us hashtagging #spdholidayparty with their Instagram photo booth all night!
And to the volunteers that keep things running smoothly: Courtney Sultan, Nicole Martino, Tess Barber, Juliann Gates and photography by Michele Byrne.
And thanks to your generosity, toys will be enjoyed by needy children via Education Alliance.
Don't forget to start getting those entries together for the PUB 48 Early Bird Deadline, TODAY, December 21st. Download the Call For Entries here, then enter by clicking the purple button on the right that reads Click Here to Enter PUB 48.
And for those of you that need to join or renew (great discounts on competition fees!) you can easily do that here.
Stay tuned for the next SPD "More Fun More Often" event!
Cover of the Day 12.21.12
Dunham: This is the last cover of the year. It was supposed to be our annual year end issue called "The Best and Worst of 2012": a big fun entire issue dedicated to mirth and escape. But last Friday there was no escaping the brutal horror and heartbreak of the senseless loss of a staggering number of our babies and loved ones, as it became instantly clear each victim was one of our own families in our hearts and will remain so forever. Therefore the editors of People and myself as Design Director, with heavy hearts but with all genuine good intention, made our cover story a mourning but celebration of the lives each of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary. We hope that those of you who trust our integrity will get past the grief you'll feel at the sight of these innocent young faces, and read our very moving portraits of survivors, extraordinary heroism, unfathomable heartbreak and the beautiful lives they led. We wont forget them. I certainly won't be able to."
From the President 12.19.12
Photograph: Nadav Kander
Design director: D.W. Pine
(Above): Drum, February 1955
Life Outside of Work 12.18.12
Join SPD for our annual Holiday Bash on Thursday, December 20th at Hotel Chantelle (92 Ludlow St NYC) in their lower level lounge: SGT's for hours of drinks (wine! beer! cocktails!), food, great tunes and good times.
Members: $15/Advance, $20/door
Non-Members: $30/Advance, $40/door < not a member? JOIN NOW.
Special cover charge: Fall's been a rough one for many, so this year we'd like to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as holiday gifts for less fortunate children in the community. So if you have anything to contribute, please bring it along! You'll get half-off the cover charge!
Get your tickets (save money! easily expense this!) CLICK HERE!
Ho, ho, ho!! 12.18.12
SPD @ FIT 12.17.12
The app's cover design fuses the sensibility of gonzo altweeklies with the cool, modern, restrained look of the Dirk Barnett-era Newsweek, plus a dash of Arthur Hochstein's pop-Photoshop Time magazine covers. And the cover imagery swings from illustration to photograph to photo-illustration, with a constantly revolving collection of artists and photographers. In an era when newsweeklies are dropping like flies, it's inspiring to see someone still experimenting with the format, especially as a tablet-only app. I have no sense of the long-term viability of Huffington as a business proposition, but as a project it's on the cutting-edge of tablet content creation.
My SPD 12.04.12
"As part of a digital restructuring initiative, the company will cease standalone publication of The Daily iPad app on December 15, 2012, though the brand will live on in other channels. Technology and other assets from The Daily, including some staff, will be folded into The Post."