From the SPD Archives: Call for Entries Poster, 1972

From the SPD Archives: Call for Entries Poster, 1972 SPD50f.jpgFor the 1972 Publication Design 7 competition, SPD created this mailer poster as the call for entries. There's no design or illustration credit on the poster, but the artwork is likely the product of Dick Hess, the noted illustrator and art director of Vista Magazine, who is listed as one of the judges (there's a Hess signature at the lower right of the image).

Other judges for Pub 7 included Cipe Pineles, Mike Gross of National Lampoon, Milton Glaser, design director of New York, Will Hopkins, art director of Saturday Review, and former Evergreen Review art director Ken Deardorf. The call explains that "The system of judging has been established to insure impartiality for all entrants and avoid embarrassment to the judges."

The call for entries poster was mailed to members in late 1971. Competition winners were announced at the annual awards dinner on March 23, 1972 at the Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

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