48: May 2013 Archives

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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