44: May 2009 Archives

SPD Gala 44: The Film Shorts

In case you missed them on the evening of May 8th, your co-chairs, (yours truly and Judith) joined creative minds to film with the help of David Rinella, a few shorts that were featured in between the award categories. So we've included them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy...

SPD 44 GALA: Film Shorts from SPD Videos on Vimeo.

SPD Gala Screentest: TRIUMPH

Here he is, in all his glory from the night of the Gala (easy on the powder, and, really -- keep that eyelash curler away!), Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, sharing his own early influences, favorite magazines, deep thoughts about fashion, and more. Even Triumph loves magazines.

For him to poop on!

(It's Triumph, so, you know, the decision is yours about how high to maintain the volume if you're watching at work. We're not saying it's NSFW. We're just... not saying at all. -- Ed.)

SPD Gala: Screentest


After the sneak-peek from a few weeks back, we wanted to share the full-length film that opened the Gala. Thanks to our co-chairs Judith and Nathalie, over 30 of the editorial design and photo greatest shared their early inspirations, their faves and must-reads, and of course, their Barbara Walters moment, "If I was a dog, I'd be..." Watch and love.
Dog Gone...

Dog Gone...

Now that your 44th Awards Gala co-hosts have had a chance to exhale, we'd like to share some of our favorite captured moments from a wonderful evenings worth of celebrating stellar magazines.
To view the gallery, the whole shebang photographed by Bryan Bedder can be found here.  Stay tuned for the top dogs screen test-inspired film from the evening, a hilarious Triumph the insult dog's cameo and some of our film shorts from the awards presentation!

Pub 44 Wrap-Up

Members and friends, a huge thank you for coming out Friday night to the Hammerstein Ballroom for Pub 44 Best in Show! Times may be tough, but you all showed up looking fabulous and ready to celebrate. Congratulations to all of the night's big winners -- check out the full list with the press release here, or the medal winners post over on our Competitions blog.

Stay tuned to this space for full coverage of the event, including pics, videos, and a complete list of the top dogs in every category. We'll be updating all week, including the complete galleries of all merit and medal recipients.

And if you have pictures or videos to share, please send them to tips@spd.org and we'll get them up!

More soon...
Members' Choice Finalists!

Members' Choice Finalists!

Huge congrats to the variety of finalists in tomorrow night's Members' Choice Awards -- we're pleased (and a little surprised, we should admit -- ES) to say that there were more votes this year for Members' Choice than in previous years, even with our abbreviated voting period. An unbreakable tie gives us a total of SIX finalists, from some of the biggest (AARP the Magazine) to some of the smaller (The Village Voice) -- and yet, all really great work! Check after the jump for all the Members' Choice Finalists, and follow our twitter feed tomorrow night to find out who the winners are!

Members' Choice: TIME to VOTE!

Members' Choice: TIME to VOTE!

Yes, yes, it's late. You've got shopping to do, hair to get did, pedicures to schedule (we're looking at you here, Mr. Bachleda...) but we're gonna stop you. Right. There.

You must cast your vote for the one, the only, the Member's Choice Award. It's the only medal decided by you, the great multitudes--the SPD membership. Log in now and make your voice heard, because there's no howling allowed come this Friday night!

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