From the SPD Archives: 1973 Call for Entries Designed by Massimo Vignelli

From the SPD Archives: 1973 Call for Entries Designed by Massimo Vignelli SPD50k.jpg"Editorial art directors are akin to conductors of orchestras" announced the SPD 1973 Magazine Design Awards Call for Entries poster/mailer, designed by Massimo Vignelli. Judges for the Publication Design 8 awards included Bea Feitler, design director of Ms., Neil Fujita, design director of Girl Talk (and noted book and LP cover designer), Arnold Gingrich, publisher of Esquire, Louis Silverstein, corporate art director of The New York Times, and more. A new category was introduced, "Solutions of Special Problems." Magazines were asked to submit competition entries in either "1 or 2 Colors" or "3 Colors or more" classifications. As with similar design pieces from this era, there's a credit for typography: Composing Room / Graphic Arts. Competition entry fees were $3 for members, $4 for non-members.

The Publication Design 8 awards were presented May 10, 1973 at the annual SPD Awards Dinner at Tavern on the Green in Central Park, New York City.

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