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SPD52 Standard Rate Deadline is Friday, January 20th!

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Don't miss your chance to enter in the Best Editorial Design Competition!

The Standard Rate deadline ends Friday, January 20th. Enter now before the rates go up! Members save big. Join now to save!

(Indies - contact mail@spd.org for a special discount)

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Learn how to prepare your entries in 5 easy steps below!

Don't Miss Thursday's New Media Talk!

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Tickets on sale now for SPD's NEW MEDIA talk, 1-19-17.

Our industry is changing at breakneck speed. Big publishing houses are innovating as digital-only publishers are redefining the industry. As media evolves, what are the roles for editors, designers, photo editors, photographers, and illustrators? Join us for a lively discussion about the future of publishing.


Featuring:
Luke Crisell, Editorial Director, Alldayeveryday
Barbara DeWilde, Creative Director, New York Times Beta
Toby Kaufmann, Photography Director, Refinery 29
Mickey Pangilinan, Digital Art Director, GQ.com
Bethany Powell, Digital Creative Director, National Geographic

Moderated by Cybele Grandjean, Partner, Area of Practice

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
(between 8th and 9th Aves)
Doors Open: 6:30 pm / Presentation: 7:00 pm
SPD Members: $10 / General Admission: $20
(No Refunds)

SPD Members: Buy Tickets HERE

General Admission Below


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SPD "Last Thursday" Happy Hour

Join us for January's "Last Thursday" Happy Hour!

Our monthly happy hour will be on Thursday, January 26th (the last Thursday of the month!) at No Fun and will be hosted by Christian Storm, Photo Director at Sweet and Michael Wilson, Design Director at Popular Mechanics

We hope to see you there!

No cover charge = no excuse not to come


Thursday, January 26th

No Fun

7PM-9PM

161 Ludlow Street


See you there!

Joe Zeff Design Reopens in Times Square

Joe Zeff Design Reopens in Times Square

After much anticipation, digital game changer and former SPD board member Joe Zeff has officially reopened his award-winning design studio at 1460 Broadway in the heart of Times Square.  Joe Zeff Design (JZD) first opened in 2000 and Joe became a go-to applications guru for the industry launching Fast Company for iPad and National Geographic for iPhone to name a few.  He closed JZD in 2014 to work at Scrollmotion and returns back to his design studio after leaving his position there as President and Chief Creative Officer.

SPD spoke with Joe about the new JZD, today's publishing landscape, and what we can expect from his next bobblehead. Read on for Joe's answers about reopening JZD!
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SPD Speaker Series: New Media - Buy Tickets Today!

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Tickets are on sale now for SPD's NEW MEDIA talk, 1-19-17.

Our industry is changing at breakneck speed. Big publishing houses are innovating as digital-only publishers are redefining the industry. As media evolves, what are the roles for editors, designers, photo editors, photographers, and illustrators? Join us for a lively discussion about the future of publishing.


Featuring:

Luke Crisell, Editorial Director, Alldayeveryday
Barbara DeWilde, Creative Director, New York Times Beta
Toby Kaufmann, Photography Director, Refinery 29
Mickey Pangilinan, Digital Art Director, GQ.com
Bethany Powell, Digital Creative Director, National Geographic

Moderated by Cybele Grandjean, Partner, Area of Practice


Thursday, January 19th, 2017

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
(between 8th and 9th Aves)
Doors Open: 6:30 pm / Presentation: 7:00 pm

SPD Members: $10 / General Admission: $20
(No Refunds)

SPD Members: Buy Tickets HERE

General Admission Below

Scott Dadich Departs WIRED to Start Design Firm
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Cover of the Day: Pacific Standard, Jan/Feb 2017

Cover of the Day: Pacific Standard, Jan/Feb 2017

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Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

Pacific Standard, Jan/Feb 2017


Editor-in-Chief: Nicholas Jackson
Creative Director: Taylor Le


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Want to submit your cover to be considered for our Cover of the Day? Send us a jpeg of your cover with credit info to SPDsubmissions@gmail.com

SPD Speaker Series: New Media - Tickets On Sale Now!

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Save the date: 1-19-17 for a talk on NEW MEDIA and the #FutureOfPublishing featuring Luke Crisell of Alldayeveryday, Barbara DeWilde of New York Times Beta, Toby Kaufmann of Refinery29, Mickey Pangilinan of GQ.com, and Bethany Powell of National Geographic

Moderated by Cybele Grandjean of Area of Practice

Tickets on sale now! Part of the #SPDSpeakersSeries. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017
SPD Members - Buy Tickets: HERE
SPD Members: $10 / General Admission: $20

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Photos from the 2016 SPD Holiday Party!

Photos from the 2016 SPD Holiday Party!

Thanks to all who joined us earlier this month for our annual Holiday Party! Special thanks to the SPD Social Committee for organizing the event, The Wooly Public for hosting, Michter's for sponsoring, and Collins Nai for snapping some great photos of the event!

Read on to see some more pictures from the party!



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