April 2013 Archives

App of the Year Finalist: Money

App of the Year Finalist: Money

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On Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best tablet magazine design work of the past year. 



Above: Money, tablet edition, October 2012. Design Director: Neil Jamieson

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Magazine of the Year Finalist: W

Magazine of the Year Finalist: W

magappslug3_150.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The third of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is WAnton Ioukhnovets, Design Director.

(Above): W, September 2012. Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director.
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Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

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

Boston, May, 2013
Design Director: Brian Struble
Photographer: Mitch Feinberg
Photo Editor: Scott M. Lacey
Deputy Art Director: Liz Noftle




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 coveroftheday@spd.org
App of the Year Finalist: GQ

App of the Year Finalist: GQ

magappslug2.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best tablet magazine design work of the past year. 

The second of the six finalists for App of the Year is GQDesign Director: Fred Woodward.

(Above): Loremipsum, December 26, 2011. Design Director: Fred Woodward.
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Magazine of the Year Finalist: New York

Magazine of the Year Finalist: New York

magappslug3_150.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The second of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is New York. Thomas Alberty, Design Director

(Above): New York, April 9, 2012. Thomas Alberty, Design Director
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App of the Year Finalist: Fast Company

App of the Year Finalist: Fast Company

magappslug2.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best tablet magazine design work of the past year. 

The first of the six finalists for App of the Year is Fast CompanyFlorian Bachleda, Creative Director.

(Above): Fast Company, March 2012. Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.
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Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

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

INSTYLE, May, 2013
Photographer: Michelangelo DiBattista
Creative Director: Rina Stone
Photo Director: Lisa Martin
Design Director: Brian Anstey
Stylist: Alice Gentilucci


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 coveroftheday@spd.org
Magazine of the Year Finalist: Bon Appetit

Magazine of the Year Finalist: Bon Appetit

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OFriday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The first of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Bon AppetitCreative Director: Alexander Grossman. 

(Above): Bon Appetit, January 2012. Creative Director: Alexander Grossman.
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SPD's Spring Fling

SPD's Spring Fling

Check out the photos from last night's Spring Fling party … MORE
Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

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




Sports Illustrated, April 17, 2013
Creative Director: Chris Hercik
Photographer: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

We spoke with CD Chris Hercik about SI's powerful cover of Monday's tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon. 

Monday is our closing day and the cover needed to ship by 7pm.  At 4pm the entire staff gathered and it was decided that the Boston Marathon tragedy would be this week's cover.   We immediately shelved the existing cover story and began putting together this cover with the reporting and photos that were streaming in.   We chose this powerful image of the fallen runner (78 year old Bill Iffrig) and the police in the aftermath of the bombing.  It was one of the first images we looked at.  If you look at the news footage, you can see the photographer in the lower right hand of the screen as the explosion goes off and the runner falls.  We kept the cover lines really simple.  The image said it all, you didn't need any other words.   

Cover of the Day: Monday Edition

Cover of the Day: Monday Edition

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

OUT, May, 2013
Creative Director: David Gray
Photographer: Kai Z Feng
Stylist: Grant Woolhead

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 coveroftheday@spd.org
Pop-Up Portfolio: Todd Weinberger

Pop-Up Portfolio: Todd Weinberger

WHO: Todd Weinberger
AGE: 42
LOCATION: New York
DAY JOB: Creative Director, Inked 

See the C.V & portfolio...

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Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

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

Elle, May, 2013
Creative Director: Joe Zee
Design Director: Paul Ritter
Photo Director: Barbara Grogan
Photographer: Thomas Whiteside

Thanks to All Our 2012-2013 Student Event

Thanks to All Our 2012-2013 Student Event "Pros"!

This past Wednesday we wrapped up a great year of student events with our annual Portfolio Reviews. Check out some awesome photos of the event on our Student Blog here. 

A huge thanks to our reviewers (shown above) and to our host Wix.com at the Wix Lounge (a free co-working space here in Manhattan, definitely worth checking out!)

And a super-huge thanks to ALL our amazing contributors and participants in our 2012-2013 academic year! Whether you were one of our Pub Crawl hosts, an "Ask the Pros" event panelist or online blog series participant, a presenter at our SPD-U@CMA event, a Student Design Competition judge, or a panelist on our recent Tablet Design Discussion event, we are extremely grateful to you! 

We still have lots of online stuff to come, so keep an eye on our Student Blog and our SPD-U Facebook page as we announce more winners in our Student Design Competition and announce a new Online Gallery Show for students. 

And if YOU would like to get involved with our student events or online projects, let us know! We'd love your participation!
Washington Life Magazine goes to the ballet

Washington Life Magazine goes to the ballet

Washington Life Magazine previews the Washington Ballet's new season with this story in their April issue. 



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Nazan Akyavas, 1959-2013

Nazan Akyavas, 1959-2013

Nazan Akyavas passed away last week--far too early in life--from breast cancer. A dear friend and colleague, Naz (as most knew her) was not only a stellar designer and art director, she was also a talented fine artist like her father, the famous turkish painter Erol Akyavas.
 
I was lucky enough to have Naz on my design team at Brides, where she worked with me for over 4 years as Design Director. Naz breezed through our industry leaving her creative mark on magazines like Breathe, Teen People, Golf & Travel, Working Woman, SmartMoney, Us Magazine--and many others as a freelance designer.

She was an amazing spirit and an incredibly talented designer who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. I am so blessed to have called her a friend.

You are invited to the 48th Annual SPD Gala!

You are invited to the 48th Annual SPD Gala!

Please join us for the best awards celebration for editorial creatives, the SPD Gala.  The Gold and Silver Medal Winners from the PUB 48 Design Competition will be announced on Friday, May 10th at Cipriani Wall Street.

If you haven't updated your contact information with us, fear not!  You can get the invitation after the jump...
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REDBOOK: Completely Reimagined

REDBOOK: Completely Reimagined

In April, the 110 year-old Redbook was reinvented with a fresh editorial vision and a radical redesign. The CD Holland Utley began by designing a new, all-lowercase logo- the first logo change for Redbook in thirty years. That was just the start. 

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Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

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

St Louis Magazine, April, 2013
Art Director: Lindsay Hotz Timme
Illustration: The Firecracker Press
SPD Spring Fling 4-16-13

SPD Spring Fling 4-16-13

Been cooped up too long and need an excuse to be out and about? 

Come join us for our SPRING FLING on the 16th at The Penny Farthing.  Get half-priced drinks, check out your colleagues, meet some new people.  It's SPRING, let's celebrate!

Cover of the Day: Classics Edition

Cover of the Day: Classics Edition

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Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, Classic Edition, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper cover design from the archives.

Details, June 1998
Creative Director: Robert Newman
Photography Director: Greg Pond

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