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SPD 50 11.25.14
The 25th anniversary SPD Gala was co-chaired by Walter Bernard, principal of WBMG, and Phyllis Richmond Cox, the art director of Bride's. Milton Glaser was the MC of the event. Both Tom Bentkowski and Fred Woodward were on the SPD Board of Directors at this time, and both would later become SPD Presidents.
This photograph was taken by Martha Holmes, who was a photographer for Life for 40 years. Life.com has a remarkable collection of photographs by Holmes.
To accompany this photograph we have a remembrance from Steven Hoffman, and a wonderful essay by Tom Bentkowski.
STEVEN HOFFMAN: This picture is a treasure to me. Surrounded by idols, friends and mentors. At times, the same people were two or all three of those things all at once.
It is clearly from a time when we all dressed formally (undertaker mode) at the New York Public Library. They actually might not have let you in if you were not 'properly attired.' Can't swear to that, but I wasn't about to take a chance.
Student Competition 11.20.14
SPD 50 11.20.14
(Pictured above): Richard Baker, art director, Us.
Student Competition 11.19.14
SPD 50 11.18.14
Student Design Competition 11.17.14
Student Competition 11.13.14
Student Events 11.12.14
Student Competition 11.12.14
Student Competition 11.06.14
Student Competition 11.05.14
Student Competition 10.30.14
Student Competition 10.29.14