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The Gala: By Amy Sussman

The Gala: By Amy Sussman

Photographer Amy Sussman was on the scene at the gala capturing the best dressed, big winners and great moments of the night. Special thanks to Adam Lowe for creating the collage of our Pub48 winners.   Take a look at the entire gallery after the jump....


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The Gala Photo Booth Pics!

The Gala Photo Booth Pics!

We know you've been waiting in anticipation all week for the gala photo booth pics.  Well, the wait is over!  Glenn Glasser has been busy editing and putting the final touches on this amazing gallery of images. See all the fun and debauchery HERE 

Thanks again for joining us for such a memorable evening and congrats to all the winners!   
See you next year!





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Congratulations to the PUB 48 Gold & Silver Medal Winners!

Congratulations to the PUB 48 Gold & Silver Medal Winners!

The Society of Publication Designers is proud to announce the Gold and Silver Medal Winners of our 48th Annual Design Competition held in February of this year. A total of 83 Gold Medals and 79 Silver Medals for Design, Photography, Illustrations and Digital work were presented at the 2013 SPD Awards Gala, Friday, May 10th. The night was hosted by PUB 48 Chairpersons Courtney Murphy, Creative Director, Good Housekeeping; Marshall McKinney, Art Director,  Garden & Gun.

Celebrating its 48th anniversary, the SPD Competition yields only the highest examples of editorial design, photography and illustration excellence across all platforms. 

Click Here for Gold and Silver Medal Winners

In addition to these awards, more than 600 Merit winners will appear in SPD's publication design annual, PUB 48. The annual is distributed free to all SPD members, and will be available around November 2013.

SPD 48: Magazine of the Year: GQ

SPD 48: Magazine of the Year: GQ

SPD is proud to announce this year's Gold Award winner for MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR is GQ Magazine. This is Design Director Fred Woodward's record-breaking fourth win for Magazine of the Year while leading GQ's design team. Over the last decade GQ has won Magazine of the Year for work produced in 2002, 2006, 2010 and now 2012 (Pub 38, 42, 46, and 48, respectively)

Once again, we have had a truly inspiring collection of contenders from all over the world for SPD's highest award for publishing: Magazine of the Year. Gongrats to Fred and the GQ team.

(Above): GQ, November 2012. Design Director: Fred Woodward.
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#SPDGALA Unfiltered

#SPDGALA Unfiltered

Some unfiltered (and filtered) highlights from the big night with photos taken by some of our favorite contributors!  Thanks for sharing!  Click to see the full gallery.… MORE
Live! From the Gala: Bespoke Music

Live! From the Gala: Bespoke Music

A big thanks to Big Mamou and Sarlin Levine Ganz who performed for over 600 of us at the 48th Annual SPD Gala on Friday.… MORE
SPD 48: App of the Year: Katachi

SPD 48: App of the Year: Katachi

SPD is proud to announce this year's Gold Award winner for APP OF THE YEAR is Katachi Magazine. Once again, we have had a truly inspiring collection of contenders from all over the world for SPD's highest award for tablet publishing: App of the Year. 

(Above): Katachi, for iPad, Fall 2012. Creative Director Ken Olling.
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Congrats to the Members' Choice FINALISTS

Congrats to the Members' Choice FINALISTS

You've spoken and now here are the results. The Gold Winner will be announced tonight at the  Gala.   Congratulations to the following Members' Choice Finalists:

Bon App├ętit
Gather Journal
Men's Health


Check out the nominees, after the jump...
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App of the Year Finalist: WIRED

App of the Year Finalist: WIRED

magappslug2.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The final of the six finalists for App of the Year is WIRED, creative director: Brandon Kavulla.

(Above): WIRED, September 2012. Creative Director: Brandon Kavulla.
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Magazine of the Year Finalist: GQ

Magazine of the Year Finalist: GQ

magappslug3_150.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The fifth and final of our finalists for Magazine of the Year is GQ -- three time Magazine of the Year winner (Pub 38, 42, and 46), design director: Fred Woodward.

(Above): GQ, Style Bible, April 2012. Design Director: Fred Woodward.
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Time to Vote for Members' Choice

Time to Vote for Members' Choice

Attention all SPD MEMBERS! It's Time to select your top choice for the only Gold Medal selected by all the members of the Society -- SPD Members' Choice.

You must be a current SPD member to participate.  Only one vote per member.  

You will find visual solutions presented as covers, as single pages or spreads. 

Your challenge is to apply your professional judgment and experience to choose the best solution. 

It may be design, photography, illustration or info-graphic; 

it may be a cover that stuns you or a collection of work from an issue that overwhelms you.  Take a look after the jump...

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App of the Year Finalist: Katachi

App of the Year Finalist: Katachi

magappslug2.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The fifth of the six finalists for App of the Year is KatachiCreative Director Ken Olling.

(Above): Katachi, for iPad, December 26, 2011. Creative Director Ken Olling.
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App of the Year Finalist: National Geographic

App of the Year Finalist: National Geographic

magappslug2.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The fourth of the six finalists for App of the Year is National GeographicCreative Director Bill Marr.

(Above): National Geographic, tablet edition, December 2012. Creative Director Bill Marr.
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Magazine of the Year Finalist: Fast Company

Magazine of the Year Finalist: Fast Company

magappslug3_150.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The fourth finalists for Magazine of the Year is Fast CompanyCreative Director: Florian Bachleda.

(Above): Fast Company, October 2013. Creative Director: Florian Bachleda.
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App of the Year Finalist: Money

App of the Year Finalist: Money

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On Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best tablet magazine design work of the past year. 



Above: Money, tablet edition, October 2012. Design Director: Neil Jamieson

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Magazine of the Year Finalist: W

Magazine of the Year Finalist: W

magappslug3_150.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The third of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is WAnton Ioukhnovets, Design Director.

(Above): W, September 2012. Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director.
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App of the Year Finalist: GQ

App of the Year Finalist: GQ

magappslug2.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best tablet magazine design work of the past year. 

The second of the six finalists for App of the Year is GQDesign Director: Fred Woodward.

(Above): Loremipsum, December 26, 2011. Design Director: Fred Woodward.
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Magazine of the Year Finalist: New York

Magazine of the Year Finalist: New York

magappslug3_150.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The second of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is New York. Thomas Alberty, Design Director

(Above): New York, April 9, 2012. Thomas Alberty, Design Director
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App of the Year Finalist: Fast Company

App of the Year Finalist: Fast Company

magappslug2.jpgOn Friday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's App of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best tablet magazine design work of the past year. 

The first of the six finalists for App of the Year is Fast CompanyFlorian Bachleda, Creative Director.

(Above): Fast Company, March 2012. Florian Bachleda, Creative Director.
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Magazine of the Year Finalist: Bon Appetit

Magazine of the Year Finalist: Bon Appetit

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OFriday, May 10, at the SPD Gala, we'll be announcing the winner of this year's Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we'll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year. 

The first of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Bon AppetitCreative Director: Alexander Grossman. 

(Above): Bon Appetit, January 2012. Creative Director: Alexander Grossman.
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You are invited to the 48th Annual SPD Gala!

You are invited to the 48th Annual SPD Gala!

Please join us for the best awards celebration for editorial creatives, the SPD Gala.  The Gold and Silver Medal Winners from the PUB 48 Design Competition will be announced on Friday, May 10th at Cipriani Wall Street.

If you haven't updated your contact information with us, fear not!  You can get the invitation after the jump...
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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

The biggest and most prestigious awards show in the publishing design business is coming up on May 10th 2013. All the medal winners for SPD's PUB 48 competition will be announced, fancy photos will be taken (for your facebook profiles!), great food will be eaten and bespoke drinks (lots of them we suspect!) will be consumed! We will be returning to the scene of the crime (New York City's very showbiz Cirpiani's on Wall Street will once again be the venue) so get your finery ready (black tie recommended) and brace yourselves for another great night of celebration, networking a whole lot of fun! There will be a few surprises and changes this year, more on that later but for now get us on your calendar! 
PUB 48 Merit Winners Announced

PUB 48 Merit Winners Announced

Following up on the Medal Finalists Announcement, we are proud to present the print and digital MERIT WINNERS from the world's most prestigious editorial design competition.

Official notifications will be emailed to all the winners.  Please save the date for the 48th Annual Awards Gala, Friday, May 10th at Cipriani Wall Street.  Tickets go on sale soon. 

Congratulations to the following publications... 
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SPD 48 Medal Finalists: Magazine of the Year, Print and Digital

SPD 48 Medal Finalists: Magazine of the Year, Print and Digital

The moment we've all been waiting for!  The Society of Publication Designers is proud to announce the The Medal Finalists of the world's most prestigious editorial design competition.

You'll find the full list of medal nominees after the jump...

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Bespoke Magazine No. 17: Uppercase

Bespoke Magazine No. 17: Uppercase

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Sure, judging for this year's competition may be in the books but that doesn't mean we're going to stop bringing you more examples of what makes Bespoke publications so great.

The next bespoke pub you may may not be aware of: Uppercase. BIG thanks to SPD student outreach co-chair (and Money magazine Deputy Art Director) Leah Bailey for the profile after the jump
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The PUB 48

The PUB 48 "Bespoke" Judges

All the entries are in and the judging for this year's design competition is almost upon us! We are frantically downloading hundreds of apps and organizing thousands of tear sheets as we speak to make sure that this weekend's PUB 48 judging is the best one yet. 

Once again SPD is honored to have an incredible team of over 40 industry leaders including the best and brightest creative directorsart directors, illustratorsphotographers and editors from across our industry. It is their discerning eye that will decide the winners of the world's most prestigious editorial design competition...and it is the efforts of our army of indefatigable volunteers who will ensure that three long days of judging run smoothly. We are extremely grateful to them all. You'll find the full list of judges after the jump! Check back in on spd.org, our facebook page and on twitter over the weekend for updates and (hopefully) embarrassing photos of some pretty exhausted design luminaries!
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Bespoke Magazine No. 16: Treats!

Bespoke Magazine No. 16: Treats!

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

The deadline for entries has passed but we'll be announcing winners at the end of February once we've tallied the results from the judging this weekend. Don't forget the gala is May 10th (save the date!), more details to come soon

The next bespoke pub you may may not be aware of: Treats!.

Their team which includes art director Dirk Barnett shed some light after the jump
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Bespoke Magazine No. 15: Think Money

Bespoke Magazine No. 15: Think Money

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

The deadline for entries has unfortunately passed but with judging just days away the atmosphere around here is buzzing! Don't forget to book your tickets to the gala when we'll be announcing the winners (details coming soon!) and pick up a copy of PUB 46 in the app store to see the quality of work you're up against!

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: ThinkMoney
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Bespoke Magazine No. 14: Sweet Paul

Bespoke Magazine No. 14: Sweet Paul

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved (the standard deadline has passed but you can still enter with an additional late fee until 5pm TODAY!!).

The next bespoke pub you may may not be aware of: Sweet Paul
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Bespoke Magazine No. 13: Kinfolk

Bespoke Magazine No. 13: Kinfolk

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved (the standard deadline has passed but you can still enter with an additional late fee until January 25th).

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: Kinfolk
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Bespoke Magazine No. 12: Kindling Quarterly

Bespoke Magazine No. 12: Kindling Quarterly

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved (the standard deadline has passed but you can still enter with an additional late fee until January 25th).

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: Kindling Quarterly. Check out their Winter launch issue after the jump.

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Bespoke Magazine No. 11: American Cowboy

Bespoke Magazine No. 11: American Cowboy

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved (the standard deadline has passed but you can still enter with an additional late fee until January 25th).

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: American Cowboy
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Bespoke Magazine No. 10: Kiawah Island Legends

Bespoke Magazine No. 10: Kiawah Island Legends

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved (the standard deadline has passed but you can still enter with an additional late fee until January 25th).

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: Kiawah Island Legends
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Bespoke Magazine No. 9: Climbing

Bespoke Magazine No. 9: Climbing

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved (the standard deadline has passed but you can still enter with an additional late fee until January 25th).

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: Climbing
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Bespoke Magazine No. 8: Huffington Magazine: The Literary Issue

Bespoke Magazine No. 8: Huffington Magazine: The Literary Issue

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

The next bespoke pub you may may not be aware of is aimed at the magazine's fans of the written word: Huffington Magazine's Literary Issue


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Bespoke Magazine No.7: Assets Digital

Bespoke Magazine No.7: Assets Digital

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: UCLA Anderson's Assets Digital
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Bespoke Magazine No. 6: Sports Illustrated Presents

Bespoke Magazine No. 6: Sports Illustrated Presents

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

The next bunch of bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: Sports Illustrated Presents, the "specials" unit of Time Inc's Sports Illustrated.
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PUB 48 Standard Rate gets an extension

PUB 48 Standard Rate gets an extension


Good news for those of you who weren't quite able to squeeze in under the standard rate deadline for competition entries today. We've managed to adjust our online entry system to delay the late fee until Tuesday Jan, 15th. It looks like an amazing year's worth of entries. Huge amounts of incredible work flooded in this afternoon in (as you may know if you were able to get through to the staff at HQ...our phone-lines were as jammed as the mail box!). This volume may have slowed things down a bit so to accommodate your efforts the least we can do is give you an extra few day. Hope this helps, keep 'em coming. (note: the late fee deadline remains Jan 25th)

Download you entry form here ..disregard the old standard rate deadline.

PUB 48 is going to be a ground breaker, thanks for all your hard work!


Bespoke Magazine No. 5: Wired's Premier Issue

Bespoke Magazine No. 5: Wired's Premier Issue

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

The next bespoke pub of which you may may not yet be aware: The premier issue of Wired, customized for the tablet. Sure its a retro-fit, but a bespoke one for sure!
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Bespoke Magazine No. 4: Click

Bespoke Magazine No. 4: Click

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

The next bespoke pub of which you may may not yet be aware: Click, a magazine for the modern photograp[her]. This magazine is many things but its primary goal is a simple one, to help women (mostly Moms) become better photographers.
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Bespoke Magazine No. 3: People Magazine Specials

Bespoke Magazine No. 3: People Magazine Specials

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

The bespoke pubs profiled here are the one-shot special issues produced by the team at People Magazine

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Bespoke Magazine No. 2: Notre Dame Gameday

Bespoke Magazine No. 2: Notre Dame Gameday

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

The next bespoke pub that you might not yet be aware of is in fact an app, or an interactive gameday program to be exact: Notre Dame Gameday created for the University of Notre Dame by Joe Zeff Design. JZD used Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to design and develop the entire iPad app in less than two weeks to help the school preview its January 7 BCS National Championship matchup against Alabama.
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Bespoke Magazine No. 1: Gather Journal

Bespoke Magazine No. 1: Gather Journal

The term "bespoke" has traditionally applied to men's apparel. Today it is increasingly used in reference to modern-day items such as computer software, bicycles, luxury automobiles and, yes, magazines.

For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world.  It is the bamboo bike builder in Brooklyn, the artisanal chocolatier in Des Moines, and more than we might realize, publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved.

Our first bespoke pub that you might not yet be aware of: Gather Journal --a bi-annual, recipe-driven food magazine devoted not just to cooking and eating, but to the art of bringing of people together. 
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SPD 48 Call For Entries is Here!

SPD 48 Call For Entries is Here!

Despite the hurricane delay, PUB 48 is ready for you to start flagging tear sheets and apps.

Last month, we introduced our fabulous Print Co-Chairs: Courtney Murphy, Creative Director of Good Housekeeping, and Marshall McKinney, Art Director of Garden & Gun

Now it's time to introduce our awesome Digital Co-Chairs: Chris Hercik, Creative Director of Sports Illustrated Group, and Steve Motzenbecker, Director of Digital Design & User Experience, New York Media.
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