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SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine

SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine

As the countdown begins for our SOLD OUT Speaker Series event celebrating the history of New York magazine, we will be posting some reminiscences from our panelists. Chris Dixon continues the series, look for more to come as the excitement builds for this epic event!


As we said, the event is SOLD OUT but a video will be available for purchase after the talk


(see details after turn)

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Pete Sucheski named Art Director of Men's Health
Pete Sucheski has been named Art Director of Men's Health. Pete was formerly Deputy Art Director of Field & Stream... ...More
PUB 50 Merit Winners Announced

PUB 50 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 50th Annual Awards Gala, Friday, May 1st at Cipriani - 25 Broadway (by the charging bull near the South Ferry).  Tickets go on sale soon. 

Congratulations to the following publications...

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SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine

SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine

As the countdown begins for our SOLD OUT Speaker Series event celebrating the history of New York magazine, we will be posting some reminiscences from our panelists. Milton Glaser continues the series, look for more to come as the excitement builds for this epic event!


As we said, the event is SOLD OUT but a video will be available for purchase after the talk


(see details after turn)

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Student Design Competition Judging Day is Here!
Student Design Competition Judging Day is Here!
All your hard work is complete, all the packages have been opened and processed, PDF entries have been printed, and... ...More
AIGA Awards 2015 Medal to former Black Panther Party Art Director (and Revolutionary Artist) Emory Douglas

AIGA Awards 2015 Medal to former Black Panther Party Art Director (and Revolutionary Artist) Emory Douglas

[This article and interview was originally published on the SPD site in 2009 to coincide with the Emory Douglas exhibit at the New Museum in NYC.]

The fiercest and baddest art director of all time is Emory Douglas, who as Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist for the Black Panther Party designed and illustrated the Black Panther newspaper from 1967-1980. His bold, provocative graphics and illustrations were a signature for the era, and with his designs for the party's posters, buttons, banners, and publications he created one of the most memorable and lasting visual brands of all time. The AIGA has announced that it will award a 2015 Medal to Douglas to acknowledge his brilliant inspiring work and his graphic influence. The award will be presented at the AIGA Gala on April 14, 2015 in New York City.

Be sure to check out the book Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas , which features many of the works on that were exhibited at the Douglas show at the New Museum in 2009, as well as lengthy interviews and background information.


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Cover of the Day: WIRED 23.04

Cover of the Day: WIRED 23.04

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

WIRED 23.04
Editor in Chief: Scott Dadich
Executive Creative Director:  Billy Sorrentino
Deputy Creative Director: David Moretti
Illustrator: The Red Dress, Eric Heintz

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
PUB 50 Medal Finalists: Magazine of the Year, Print and Digital

PUB 50 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...

From these top finalists, the Gold Medal and Silver Medal winners will be presented at the SPD 50th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Cipriani, 25 Broadway in New York City.
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New hires, promotions at TIME
Design Director D.W. Pine has announced some new hires and promotions within the TIME magazine Art Department:Carrie Gee recently started as... ...More
SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine

SPD@50: For the Love of New York magazine

As the countdown begins for our SOLD OUT Speaker Series event celebrating the history of New York magazine, we will be posting some reminiscences from our panelists. Roger Black begins the series, look for more to come as the excitement builds for this epic event!

As we said, the event is SOLD OUT but a video will be available for purchase after the talk

(see details after turn)
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Los Angeles Magazine: Richard Scarry Homage
Los Angeles Magazine: Richard Scarry Homage
For a recent issue of Los Angeles magazine, design director Steven Banks assigned illustrator Ben KIrchner to create a spread... ...More
Laura Baer named Creative Director at New Jersey Monthly
Laura Baer has been named Creative Director for the New Jersey Monthly brand. She has been Art Director since 2013.... ...More
Join the Ranks of Our Amazingly Successful Student Design Competition Winners!
Join the Ranks of Our Amazingly Successful Student Design Competition Winners!
For those of you still working on your Student Design Competition entries (remember, whether you send them by US Mail,... ...More
When Cartoonists Illustrate! Part 11: Matt Wuerker
When Cartoonists Illustrate! Part 11: Matt Wuerker
By Ward SuttonSuttonImpactStudio.comWhen Cartoonists Illustrate! There's often a line drawn between cartoonists and illustrators. All this week, I'm profiling talented... ...More
When Cartoonists Illustrate! Part 10: Bruce Eric Kaplan (BEK)
When Cartoonists Illustrate! Part 10: Bruce Eric Kaplan (BEK)
By Ward SuttonSuttonImpactStudio.com When Cartoonists Illustrate! There's often a line drawn between cartoonists and illustrators. All this week, I'm profiling... ...More
Interview with Graphics Editor Jennifer Daniel:
Interview with Graphics Editor Jennifer Daniel: "I like it fast, dirty, impulsive, and a little sexy..."
By Ward SuttonSuttonImpactStudio.comFrom Design to Illustration to Animation, Jennifer Daniel does it all and does it all well in the... ...More
Cover of the Day - Esquire April 2015
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.Esquire April 2015Design... ...More
Announcing our 2015 Student Design Competition Judges!
Announcing our 2015 Student Design Competition Judges!
As our 2015 Student Design Competition deadline quickly approaches (Monday, March 23!!), we'd like to take a moment to introduce... ...More
Attending CMA's NYC15 Convention March 12/13? SPD-U Will Be There Too!
Attending CMA's NYC15 Convention March 12/13? SPD-U Will Be There Too!
Once again, SPD-U is teaming up with the College Media Association at their annual spring national convention -- NYC15. We've... ...More