From the SPD Archives: The Judges for Publication Design 30, 1995

From the SPD Archives: The Judges for Publication Design 30, 1995 SPD50b.jpgThe judging for the 30th SPD publication design awards was held in late January, 1995, at Parson's School of Design in New York City. The competition chairs were Diana LaGuardia, design director of Conde Nast Traveler and Audrey Razgaitis, art director of Conde Nast Traveler. The two chairs gathered a stellar group of 36 judges, including magazine art directors and photo directors, plus some prestigious studio designers and even an editor. These photographs of all the judges by Steven Freeman were published in the SPD Gala 30 program, on May 5, 1995.

On the turn page Audrey Razgaitis looks back at the judging, and there are five more group judging photos.

(Back row, L-R): Shawn Young, art director, Allure; Gina Davis, art director, Working Woman; Maryjane Fahey, Roger Black Inc. (Front row, L-R): Mary K. Baumann, Hopkins/Baumann; Phyllis Richmond Cox, art director, Bride's and Your New Home; Greg Pond, photo director, Details.

Photographs by Steven Freeman

02 30judging.jpeg(Back row, L-R): Robert Priest, art director, GQ; Virginia Smith, City University of New York; Richard Mantel, Mantel Studios. (Front row, L-R): Karen Lee Grant, Carlson & Partners; Caroline Bowyer, art director, American Lawyer; Dennis Freedman, creative director, W magazine.

03 30judging.jpeg(Back row, L-R): Ira Yoffe, art director, Parade; Johno DuPlessis, art director, The Manipulator; Fred Woodward, art director, Rolling Stone. (Front row, L-R): Ina Saltz, art director, Worth; Walter Bernard, WBMG; Kathy Ryan, photo director, The New York Times Magazine.

Audrey Razgaitis: I was invited to be co-chair by Diana LaGuardia. Unfortunately for her, I was probably not much help! She was the mastermind, I just did what was asked since I was busy with kids and working. My kids were so little at the time and I was majorly sleep deprived. But time moves on! My daughter is now working as a web designer for the Travel Channel. Although Travel Channel is based in DC, she works remotely, and lives in Portland, Maine. My son is a senior at James Madison University.

I do remember carrying lots of pages and placing things on long tables at the judging. SPD Executive Director Bride Whelan was in charge of logistics. I remember that she made coffee the night before and plugged in a huge extension cord and a timer.

Diana initiated a "Best in Show" award, which was won by Rolling Stone, and presented the first B.W. Honeycutt award as well, to Soo Jung Lee of SVA.

Since the Publication Design 30 judging Audrey Razgaitis has been the art director of Time For Kids, creative director of InTouch Weekly, and creative drector of Guideposts Publications. She is currently working on corporate branding, logo design, and storyboarding a book series for a new children's book company, Egg In The Hole. See her website for more information.

04 30judging.jpeg(Back row, L-R): Janet Waegel, Time; Melissa Tardiff, CMP Publications, Jessica Helfand, Jessica Helfand Studio. (Front row, L-R): John Grimwade, Conde Nast Traveler; Clive Irving, editor, Conde Nast Traveler; Bob Eisner, art director, Newsday.

05 30Judgingy.jpeg(L-R): Gael Towey, art director, Martha Stewart Living, Andy Kner, art director, Print; (top) Diddo Ramm, art director, Vibe; Will Hopkins, Hopkins/Baumann; Kati Korpijaako, art director, Glamour; Robert Altemus, Altemus Creative Servicenter.

[Note: Specific titles were not available for everyone in these photos. We've tried to use titles that best represent each individual's role in their organization or magazine.]

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