SPDWest: "Very Sung" Heroes Recap

SPDWest: We celebrated our 10th (and final) of the Unsung Heroes Event Series with a very dynamic tribute in Los Angeles, on October 9th at Studio1342.  David Armario, Rip Georges, Sam Jones, and Wet Magazine were the "very sung" heroes from editorial art and design that received the spotlight.

Check out our heroes and guests after the jump...

  • David Needleman, Amy Feitelberg, Christine Donovan, and Laura Andonian enjoying their organic, artisanal cocktails
    David Needleman, Amy Feitelberg, Christine Donovan, and Laura Andonian enjoying their organic, artisanal cocktails
  • From Sam Jones’ studio: Carlo Fiorio, Katie Roseff, and Renée Chartier in the Studio 1342 garden
    From Sam Jones’ studio: Carlo Fiorio, Katie Roseff, and Renée Chartier in the Studio 1342 garden
  • Guy Webster and Lisa Gizara for our tribute to Wet Magazine
    Guy Webster and Lisa Gizara for our tribute to Wet Magazine
  • Anne and Markku Lahdesmaki clearly need refills
    Anne and Markku Lahdesmaki clearly need refills
  • Photo Editors: Heidi Volpe, Audrey Landreth and Amy Feitelberg
    Photo Editors: Heidi Volpe, Audrey Landreth and Amy Feitelberg
  • From Kim Baer Design: Elizabeth Salud, Allison Bloss. Amanda Hovest, Aaron Albonetti
    From Kim Baer Design: Elizabeth Salud, Allison Bloss. Amanda Hovest, Aaron Albonetti
  • Photographer Spencer Lowell, and family Francis Fox Lowell and Claudia Lucia, on the garden swing
    Photographer Spencer Lowell, and family Francis Fox Lowell and Claudia Lucia, on the garden swing
  • From Art Center: Everard Williams and photographer James Erin de Jauregui
    From Art Center: Everard Williams and photographer James Erin de Jauregui
  • Presenter Frank Ockenfels and presentee Sam Jones
    Presenter Frank Ockenfels and presentee Sam Jones
  • Take your seats. The show is about to begin.
    Take your seats. The show is about to begin.
  • Art Directors: Rip Georges and David Armario shared their legendary body of editorial work
    Art Directors: Rip Georges and David Armario shared their legendary body of editorial work
  • Tribute to WET Magazine, Michael Rey, Brian Leatart, Charlie Hess, Raul Vega and Rip Georges
    Tribute to WET Magazine, Michael Rey, Brian Leatart, Charlie Hess, Raul Vega and Rip Georges
  • Presenting photographer Sam Jones
    Presenting photographer Sam Jones
  • Frank and Sam fielding questions from the audience
    Frank and Sam fielding questions from the audience
  • Charlie Hess gets a super special thanks from SPD Director Keisha Dean
    Charlie Hess gets a super special thanks from SPD Director Keisha Dean


Much appreciation to Jeremy Jackson Photography for the photos from this stellar evening. 


Charlie Hess presented David Armario:



David Armario presented Rig Georges:



Frank Ockenfels presented Sam Jones:

 
 
Rip Georges presented Wet Magazine:





Many thanks to the Unsung Committee:  Lisa Thackaberry, Carol LeFlufy, David Armario, Heidi Volpe, Audrey Landreth, Everard Williams, Maren Levinson, Mathieu Young and Cat Jimenez.  We also appreciate the great help from Michael Darter, Katie Bunstma, Rachel Mae Furnman, and Tamar Kasparian. 

And to the true hero behind these SPD West Events, Charlie Hess!  We recognize and highly value your hardwork, commitment, and support in bringing the ten Unsung Heroes events to life.  Thank You!

Take a journey back to all the Unsung Heroes of the American West Events that this team produced since 2010.  Thanks to Emily Smith and Smashbox Studios for their great efforts producing the first half of the Unsung Heroes Series.  We love LA!

Unsung Heroes 9 - Passion Projects
Unsung Heroes 8 - How to win friends and influence people (without getting out of bed)
Unsung Heroes 7 - Video & Animation
Unsung Heroes 6 - Eclectic Mix
Unsung Heroes 5 - Creative Collaborations and Inspiration
Unsung Heroes 4 - Top California creatives talk work, creativity, assignments, and more
Unsung Heroes 3 - Love of Illustration
Unsung Heroes 2 - Return of the Unsung Heroes
Unsung Heroes 1 - Unsung Heroes of the American West
  • Charlie Hess

    Thanks to everyone at "SPD East" for supporting us on the Left Coast, and especially Emily and Keisha. #tobecontinued

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