From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 20, 1986

From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 20, 1986 SPD50m.jpgThe SPD Publication Design annual has been the state of the art representation of magazine design since the first book was published in the mid-1970s. This issue of Publication Design 20, published in 1986, featured the best editorial design, illustration, and photography from 1984, selected by a stellar group of judges.

The book and jacket design was by B. Martin Pederson of Jonson, Pederson, Hinrichs & Shakery Inc. Cover photograph by Richard Levy. The typographer was U.S. Lithograph.

The competition chairman for Publication Design 20 was Michael Valenti, art director, Science Digest.

Judges for Publication Design 20:

Steven Heller: art director, The New York Times Book Review
Will Hopkins: art director, American Photographer, principal, Will Hopkins Group
Margery Peters: art director, Fortune
Paula Scher: principal, Koppel & Scher
Melissa Tardiff: art director, Town & Country
Vincent Winter: principal, Vincent Winter Studio

Be sure to enter your magazine work into this year's SPD 50 Publication Design competition.

The very final (late) deadline is January 23.

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The First Issue of Grids, 1982
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Publication Design 13, 14 & 15 Annual, 1982
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