The SPD 50 Gold and Silver Medal Winners

The SPD 50 Gold and Silver Medal Winners The Society of Publication Designers is proud to announce the Gold and Silver Medal Winners of our 50th Annual Design Competition. A total of 78 Gold Medals and 77 Silver Medals for design, photography, illustration, and digital work were presented at the 2015 SPD Awards Gala, on Friday, May 1 in New York City.

Co-Chairpersons Fred Woodward (Design Director, GQ) and Florian Bachleda (Creative Director, Fast Company) led this year's SPD Competition and hosted the evening. Digital Chairs Melanie McLaughlin (Creative Director, Collide Brand Consultants) and Lisa Michurski (VP of Strategy & Experience, FormScience) presented the digital awards. The ceremony concluded with and The Brand of the Year presented  by Janet Froelich (Design Consultant) and Magazine of the Year presented by Robert Newman (Creative Director, @Newmanology).

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MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

GOLD MEDAL:
> Eight By Eight - Priest & Grace, Creative Directors.

SILVER MEDAL:
> New York - Tom Alberty, Design Director.

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BRAND OF THE YEAR

GOLD MEDALS (tie):
> National Geographic.
> Pitchfork Review - Michael Renaud, Creative Director.

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COVER OF THE YEAR

GOLD MEDAL:
> The New York Times Magazine, "What Should Children Eat?" - Gail Bichler, Design Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> The New York Times Magazine, "Abortion By Mail" - Gail Bichler, Design Director.  

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SINGLE OR SPREAD OF THE YEAR

GOLD MEDAL:
> GQ, "Naked and Famous" - Fred Woodward, Design Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Wired Italia, "Isis" - David Moretti, Creative Director.

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STORY OF THE YEAR

GOLD MEDAL:
> Wired, "The Most Wanted Man in the World". Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDALS (tie):
> Bon Appetit, "The Hot Ten 2014" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.
> GQ, "The 15 Funniest People Alive Right Now" - Fred Woodward, Design Director.

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REDESIGN OF THE YEAR

GOLD MEDAL:
> Self - Barbara Reyes, Creative Director.  

SILVER MEDAL:
> Consumer Reports - Area of Practice, Consulting Creative Directors.

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BY THE NUMBERS

GOLD MEDAL:
> Wired, "Five Dimensions of Mind Grenades" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDALS (tie):
> ESPN, "Transactions Issue" - Chin Wang, Creative Director.
> Fast Company, "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" - Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.

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MEMBERS' CHOICE

GOLD MEDAL:
> Time Out New York, "Summer's Last Hurrah" - Chris Deacon, Art Director.

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We present the following PRINT MEDAL WINNERS in the following GENRES:


BEAUTY / FASHION

GOLD MEDALS:
> Achtung, for Design Entire Issue, "27" - Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director.
> Achtung, for Photo Entire Issue, "28" - Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director.
> W, for Design Single or Spread, "Warrior Stance" - Johan Svensson, Design Director.
> W, for Photo Single or Spread, "Eyes Wide Open" - Johan Svensson, Design Director. Caroline Wolff, Photography Director.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Achtung, for Design Entire Issue, "28" - Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director.
> Elle Mexico, for Design Story, "Rojo Irreverente" - Julio Contreras, Creative Director.
> W, for Photo Story, "Scorsese's Women" - Johan Svensson, Design Director. Caroline Wolff, Photography Director.
> WSJ, for Photo Cover, "Christian Bale" - Magnus Berger, Creative Director. Jennifer Pastore, Photography Director.

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BUSINESS / SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

GOLD MEDALS:
> Fast Company, for Infographics, "A Day in the Life" - Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.
> Fortune, for Design Single or Spread, " Get Ready for Drone Nation" - Brandon Kavulla, Creative Director.
> Popular Mechanics, for Design Single or Spread, "The State of Car Safety" - Rob Hewitt, Design Director.
> Popular Mechanics, for Photo Single or Spread, "The Tunnel" - Rob Hewitt, Design Director. 
Allyson Torrisi, Director of Photography.
> Wired Italia, for Design Entire Issue, "July/August 2014" - David Moretti, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Fast Company, for Design Single or Spread, "Back To Square One" - Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.
> Fortune, for Photo Single or Spread, "Get Ready for Drone Nation" - Brandon Kavulla, Creative Director. 
Mia J. Diehl, Director of Photography.
> Popular Mechanics, for Design Cover, "How to Make Anything" - Rob Hewitt, Design Director. 
Allyson Torrisi, Director of Photography.
> Wired Italia, for Design Story, "Amazing Stories" - David Moretti, Creative Director.
> Wired Italia, for Illustration Story, "La Macchina Dell' A-Realta" - David Moretti, Creative Director.

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ENTERTAINMENT / SPORTS

GOLD MEDALS:
> Entertainment Weekly, for Illustration Single or Spread, "Andy Weir" - Tim Leong, Design Director.
> Entertainment Weekly, for Photo Story, "Force Of Hobbit" - Tim Leong, Design Director. Lisa Berman, Photography Director.
> ESPN, for Design Single or Spread, "0-3-1" -

> ESPN, for Photo Cover, "Michael Phelps"  - Chin Wang, Creative Director. Karen Frank, Senior Director of Photography.
> ESPN, for Photo Single or Spread, " The Bodies We Want: Coco Ho" - Chin Wang, Creative Director. Karen Frank, Senior Director of Photography.
> Variety, for Design Cover, "Saint Bill" - Chris Mihal, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Entertainment Weekly, for Design Single or Spread, "Force of Hobbit" - Tim Leong, Design Director.
> Entertainment Weekly, for Design Story, "Force of Hobbit" - Tim Leong, Design Director.
ESPN, for Photo Single or Spread, "Pele and the Art of Being Pele" -
 Chin Wang, Creative Director. Karen Frank, Senior Director of Photography.
> Variety, for Design Cover, "Allison Williams" - Chris Mihal, Creative Director.  
> Variety, for Photo Cover, "Bryan Cranston" - Chris Mihal, Creative Director. Bailey Franklin, Director of Photography.
> Variety, for Photo Cover, "Marion Cotillard" - Chris Mihal, Creative Director. Bailey Franklin, Director of Photography.

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FOOD / HOME / TRAVEL

GOLD MEDALS:
> Bon Appetit, for Design Entire Issue, "June 2014" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.
> Bon Appetit, for Design Entire Issue, "November 2014" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.
> Bon Appetit, for Photo Story, "The Hot 100" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director. Alexandra Pollack, Photo Director.
> Conde Nast Traveler, for Photo Entire Issue, "December 2014" - Yolanda Edwards, Creative Director. 
Jennifer Miller, Photo Director.
Conde Nast Traveler, for Photo Story, "Land of Sea and Fog" - Yolanda Edwards, Creative Director. 
Jennifer Miller, Photo Director.
> Conde Nast Traveler, for Photo Story, "Florence: A Love Story" - Yolanda Edwards, Creative Director. 
Jennifer Miller, Photo Director.
> Conde Nast Traveler, for Photo Story, "Floating Islands" - Yolanda Edwards, Creative Director. Jennifer Miller, Photo Director.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Afar, for Design Entire Issue, "June/July 2014" - Elizabeth Spiridakis, Creative Director.
> Afar, for Design Single or Spread, "New York State of Mind" - Elizabeth Spiridakis, Creative Director.
> Afar, for Photo Single or Spread, "Full of Grace" - Elizabeth Spiridakis, Creative Director. Tara Guertin, Director of Photography.
> Bon Appetit, for Design Story, "The New Healthy" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.
> Bon Appetit, for Photo Entire Issue, "December 2014" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director. 
Alexandra Pollack, Photo Director.
> Bon Appetit, for Photo Story, "Oasis" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director. Alexandra Pollack, Photo Director.
> Conde Nast Traveler, for Photo Entire Issue, "August 2014" - Yolanda Edwards, Creative Director. 
Jennifer Miller, Photo Director.

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GENERAL INTEREST / NEWS / POLITICS

GOLD MEDALS:
> New York, for Illustration Single or Spread, "Are You Happy With Yourself?" - Tom Alberty, Design Director.
> New York, for Photo Story, "Magic Show" - Tom Alberty, Design Director. Jody Quon, Director of Photography.
> The New York Times Magazine, for Design Cover, "Failure" - Gail Bichler, Design Director.
> The New York Times Magazine, for Illustration Cover, "What Should Children Eat?" - Gail Bichler, Design Director.
> The New York Times Magazine, for Photo Story, "Dust to Dust" - Gail Bichler, Design Director. 
Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography.
> Time, for Photo Single or Spread, "Crime Without Punishment" - D. W. Pine, Design Director. 
Kira Pollock, Director of Photography.
> Wired, for Design Entire Issue, "Beyond" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.
> Wired, for Design Single or Spread, "Flying" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.
> Wired, for Design Single or Spread, "The Darkest Knight" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.
> Wired, for Illustration Story, "First Dimension: Line" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.
> Wired, for Photo Cover, "Love Music Again" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director. Patrick Witty, Director of Photography.

SILVER MEDALS:
> The California Sunday Magazine, for Photo Single or Spread, "US-Mexico Border" - Leo Jung, Creative Director. 
Jacqueline Bates, Photography Director.
> New York, for Infographics, "When Genius Slept" - Tom Alberty, Design Director.
> New York, for Photo Entire Issue, "Fall Fashion" - Tom Alberty, Design Director. Jody Quon, Director of Photography.
> The New Yorker, for FOB, "Moonlit Landscape with Bridge" - Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director.
> The New Yorker, for Illustration Cover, "Rainy Day" - Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director.
> The New York Times Magazine, for Photo Entire Issue, "What Should Children Eat?" - Gail Bichler, Design Director.
 Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography.
> The New York Times Magazine, for Photo Story, "Life in the Valley of Death" - Gail Bichler, Design Director. 
Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography.
> Volkskrant, for Design Cover, "When You Read This You're Stupid" - Jaap Biemans, Art Director.
> Wired, for Design Story, "Black Magic" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.
> Wired, for Illustration Story, "The Age of Quantum Computing Has Arrived" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.
> Wired, for Photo Single or Spread, "Edward Snowden" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director. 
   Patrick Witty, Director of Photography.

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INDEPENDENT / SPECIAL INTEREST

GOLD MEDALS:
> Eight by Eight, for Design Entire Issue, "November 2014" - Priest & Grace, Creative Directors.
> Eight by Eight, for Design Single or Spread, "The Black Mark Against Les Bleus". Priest & Grace, Creative Directors.
> Eight by Eight, for Illustration Single or Spread, "Why So Serious?" - Priest & Grace, Creative Directors.
> Elephant, for Illustration Cover, "Does London Still Exist?" - Astrid Stavro, Pablo Martín, Art Directors.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Bloomberg Pursuits, for Photo Entire Issue, "Holiday 2014" - Anton Ioukhnovets, Creative Director. 
Brenda Milis, Director of Photography.
> Eight by Eight, for Design Entire Issue, "February 2014" - Priest & Grace, Creative Directors.
> Eight by Eight, for FOB, "We All Follow: Liverpool" - Priest & Grace, Creative Directors.
> Gather Journal, for Photo Entire Issue, "Cocoon" - Michele Outland, Creative Director.

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MEN'S INTEREST

GOLD MEDALS:
> GQ, for Design Entire Issue, "May 2014" - Fred Woodward, Design Director.
> GQ, for Photo Entire Issue, "May 2014" - Fred Woodward, Design Director. Krista Prestek, Director of Photography.
> GQ, for Photo Story, "Julia Louis-Dreyfus" - Fred Woodward, Design Director. Krista Prestek, Director of Photography.
> Playboy, for Photo Cover, "Kate Moss" - Mac Lewis, Creative Director. Rebecca Black, Photography Director.
> Playboy, for Photo Story, "Kate Moss" - Mac Lewis, Creative Director. Rebecca Black, Photography Director.

SILVER MEDALS:
> GQ, for Design Single or Spread, "Naked and Famous" - Fred Woodward, Design Director.
> GQ, for Design Story, "The GQ 100" - Fred Woodward, Design Director.
> GQ, for FOB, "The Punch List" - Fred Woodward, Design Director.
> GQ, for Photo Single or Spread, "Naked and Famous" - Fred Woodward, Design Director. 
  Krista Prestek, Director of Photography.
> Men's Health, for Infographics, "Your Cover Story" - Tom O'Quinn, Creative Director.

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REGIONAL

GOLD MEDALS:
> Los Angeles, for Photo Story, "Saturday Night in L.A." - Steven Banks, Design Director. Amy Feitelberg, Photo Director.
> Texas Monthly, for Design Story, "Where To Eat Now" - TJ Tucker, Design Director.
> Texas Monthly, for Design Story, "The Murders at the Lake" - TJ Tucker, Design Director.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Garden & Gun, for Photo Cover, "Southern Food Issue" - Marshall McKinney, Design Director.
> Houstonia, for Photo Single or Spread, "Brush With Fate" - Chris Skiles, Design Director.
> Texas Monthly, for Design Story, "The Last Ride of King George" - TJ Tucker, Design Director.

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TRADE

GOLD MEDALS:
> IEEE Spectrum, for Design Single or Spread, "Go-Bot, Go" - Mark Montgomery, Senior Art Director.
> The One Club, for Design Entire Issue, "One. A Magazine" - Pum Lefebure, Design Army, Creative Director.
> University Affairs Magazine, for Design Single or Spread, "Dirt" - Claire Dawson, Fidel Peña, Art Directors.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Footwear Plus, for Photo Story, "Work History" - Nancy Campbell, Trevett McCandliss, Creative Directors.
> MIT Technology Review, for Design Cover, "MIT Technology" - Eric Mongeon, Creative Director.
> Rhapsody, for Photo Story, "In The Name of The Father" - Christos Hannides, Design Director. Jessie Adler, Photo Editor.

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WOMEN'S INTEREST

GOLD MEDALS:
> Martha Stewart Weddings, for Photo Story, "Perfect Pairs" - Kate Berry, Creative Director. Linda Denahan, Photo Editor
> More, for Design Entire Issue, "May 2014" - Debra Bishop, Creative Director.
> More, for Design Single or Spread, "Go From Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur" - Debra Bishop, Creative Director.
> More, for Photo Single or Spread, "Clean Slate" - Debra Bishop, Creative Director. Natasha Lunn, Photo Director.
> Real Simple, for Photo Cover, "August 2014" - Abbey Kuster-Prokell, Design Director.  
   Casey Tierney Stenger, Director of Photography.

SILVER MEDALS:
> Martha Stewart Living, for Photo Story, "The Barest Simmer" - Matthew Axe, Creative Director. Linda Denahan, Photo Editor.
> More, for Design Story, "Go From Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur" - Debra Bishop, Creative Director.
> More, for Design Single or Spread, "The Fierce List" - Debra Bishop, Creative Director.
> More, for Photo Entire Issue, "March 2014" - Debra Bishop, Creative Director. Natasha Lunn, Photo Director.
> Real Simple, for Photo Story, "The Ultimate Holiday Cookie Roundup" - Abbey Kuster-Prokell, Design Director. 
Casey Tierney Stenger, Director of Photography.

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We present the following DIGITAL MEDAL WINNERS:

APPS (Tablet & Mobile)

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App of the Year

GOLD MEDAL:
> Men's Health -Thomas O'Quinn, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> New York -Tom Alberty, Design Director.

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App Cover

GOLD MEDAL:
> Fast Company, for "Generation Flux" - Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Fast Company, for "The 100 Most Creative People in Business" - Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.

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App Feature Article

GOLD MEDAL:
> National Geographic, for "Mindsuckers"

SILVER MEDAL:
> Bon Appétit, for "Holiday" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.

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App Single Screen

GOLD MEDAL:
> New York, for "Knives Keeper: Part Three" - Tom Alberty, Design Director.
 
SILVER MEDAL:
> GQ, for "April" - Fred Woodward, Design Director.

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App Entire Issue

GOLD MEDAL:
> Men's Health, for "December" - Thomas O'Quinn, Creative Director.
SILVER MEDAL:
> New York, for "Food & Drink" - Tom Alberty, Design Director.

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App Information Graphics

GOLD MEDAL:
> Fortune, for "What is Water Worth? " - Brandon Kavulla, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Fortune, for "Immigration" - Brandon Kavulla, Creative Director.

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App Animated Content

GOLD MEDAL:
> Men's Health, for "Body Science, Beer Goggles Explained" - Thomas O'Quinn, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Fast Company, for "Back to Square One" - Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.

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App Video "Feature"
 
GOLD MEDAL:
> The New Yorker, for "The Dry Land" - Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Bon Appétit, for "Beach Plum" - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.

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App Video "Feature Series"

GOLD MEDAL:
> Men's Health, for "Science-How Running Get's You High". Thomas O'Quinn, Creative Director.
 
SILVER MEDAL:
> Bon Appétit, for "Hot Ten". Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.

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WEBSITES

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Website of the Year

GOLD MEDAL:
> The New Yorker - Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Bon Appétit - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.

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Redesign

GOLD MEDAL:
> The New Yorker - Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Bon Appétit - Alexander Grossman, Creative Director.

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Feature Article

GOLD MEDAL:
> Pitchfork Review, for "Mac DeMarc" - Michael Renaud, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> Foreign Policy, for "A World Disrupted: FP's Leading Global Thinkers of 2014" - Lindsay Ballant, Creative Director.

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Information Graphics

GOLD MEDAL:
> National Geographic, for "Cosmic Dawn: An Eye on the Heavens".
 
SILVER MEDAL:
> National Geographic, for "Cosmic Dawn: Cosmic Questions".

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Animated Content

GOLD MEDAL:
> Bostonia, for "Summer 2014" - Scott Dasse, Lead Designer.

SILVER MEDAL:
> The New York Times, for "What's In It: Dominoes Smart Slice" - Aaron Byrd, Producer.

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Video "Feature"
 
GOLD MEDAL:
> The New Yorker, for "California: Paradise Burning" - Wyatt Mitchell, Creative Director.

SILVER MEDAL:
> The New York Times, for "Three Short Films About Peace" - Meghan Louttit, Rumsey Taylor, Designers.

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Video "Feature Series"
GOLD MEDAL:
> Wired, for "Wired Issue Trailers" - Billy Sorrentino, Creative Director.
   
SILVER MEDAL:
> The New York Times Magazine, for "Great Performers Issue - 9 Kisses" - Gail Bichler, Design Director.
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