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Michael Lawton named Creative Director at Fortune
Fortune has hired Michael Lawton as its new creative director. Lawton most recently served as Popular Mechanics' design director.During his... ...More
Cover the Day: Bloomberg Businessweek January 26,2015

Cover the Day: Bloomberg Businessweek January 26,2015

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

Bloomberg Businessweek,  January 26, 2015 
Creative Director: Robert Vargas
Deputy Creative Director: Tracy Ma
Design Director: Cynthia Hoffman
Director of Photography: Clinton Cargill

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


Ann Kwong, 1957 - 2015

Ann Kwong, 1957 - 2015

Very sad news in the publishing community.  Ann Kwong passed away on January 17 of cancer.  Ann was an important part of the New York design and magazine world for thirty years.  
Ann started her career at design-innovative New York Woman magazine, which was owned by American Express Publishing, working under Fabien Baron in 1986.  There she hired photographers such as Mark Seliger, Frank Ockenfels, and Michael Thompson, at the very early stages of their careers.
When Fabien left, Ann become the Design Director of New York Woman until it was folded during the recession of 1992. Ann went on to work at Harper's Bazaar, Calvin Klein, Glamour, New Woman and landed at Cosmopolitan in 1998 where, for the next 15 years, she oversaw all of their editions and their transition to digital platforms. Ann was a mentor to many young designers and photo editors throughout her life. She is survived by her husband and two kids.


From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 23, 1989

From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 23, 1989

SPD50m.jpgThe SPD Publication Design annual has been the state of the art representation of magazine design since the first book was published in the mid-1970s. This edition of Publication Design 23, published in 1989, featured the best editorial design, illustration, and photography from 1987, selected by a stellar group of judges.

The book and jacket design was by Anthony Russell and Samuel Kuo of Anthony Russell, Inc. Cover photograph by Ed Eckstein. The typographer was SGW Associates.

The competition chairperson for Publication Design 23 was Mary K. Baumann, Will Hopkins Group.

Be sure to enter your magazine work into this year's SPD 50 Publication Design competition.

The very final (late) deadline is January 23.

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Related Stories from the SPD Archives:
1973 Call for Entries, Designed by Massimo Vignelli
The 15th Call for Entries, 1979
Call for Entries Poster, 1972
Call for Entries 20, 1984
25th Anniversary Call for Entries, 1989
The First Issue of Grids, 1982
Society of Publication Designers News, 1966
Publication Design News, 1975
Buttons from the 39th SPD Gala, 2004
Publication Design Annual #2, 1976
Publication Design 12, 1978
Publication Design 13, 14 & 15 Annual, 1982
Publication Design 16 & 17, 1983
Publication Design 20, 1986
Publication Design 21, 1987
Publication Design 22, 1988
Publication Design 24, 1990
Publication Design 39 Cover, 2004
Q: What's different about the

Q: What's different about the "genre" judging process this year?


A: Judges will be grouped together in separate teams as always. But each team will only vote on entries from genres that everyone in that team have not entered in. So, no judge will come across their own work - or their competitors' work - during the genre judging stage. 

View a list of this year's jury here.

There is still time to enter!  Late deadline is this Friday!
Cover the Day: The Hollywood Reporter, January 23, 2015

Cover the Day: The Hollywood Reporter, January 23, 2015

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

The Hollywood Reporter,  January 23, 2015
Creative Director Shanti Marlar
Photographer: Martin Schoeller
Photo and Video Director: Jennifer Laski

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


Announcing the Pub50 Jury!

Announcing the Pub50 Jury!

The Society of Publication Designers is pleased to announce its jury for the Pub50 competition.  Judging will be held in New York City the weekend of February 7th, 2015.   There is still time to enter this year's competition.  
The late deadline is this Friday, January 23rd.


Pub50 Co-Chairs
Fred Woodward, GQ.
Florian Bachleda, Fast Company.

Magazine of the Year Chair 
Robert Newman, @Newmanology

Brand of the Year Chair
Janet Froelich, design consultant

Print, Super 8, and Brand of the Year Judges
Tom Alberty, New York.
Brian Anstey, InStyle.
Jill Armus, Oprah.
Richard Baker.
Steve Banks, Los Angeles.
Walter Bernard, WBMG.
Gail Bichler, NY Times Sunday magazine.
Deb Bishop, More.
Steve Duenes, The New York Times Digital.
Andrea Dunham, People.
Kevin Fisher, Audubon and Film Comment.
Cybele Grandjean, Ligature.
Theresa Griggs, Cosmopolitan.
Alexander Grossman, Bon App.
Michael Grossman, factr.com
Joseph Hutchinson, Rolling Stone.
Anton Ioukhnovets, Ioukhnovets Studio.
George Karabotsos, Galvanized Inc.
Natalie Kirsheh, Details.
Rachel Lassere, Cooking Light.
Eddie Leida, Barneys.
Tim Leong, Entertainment Weekly.
Edward Levine, Psychology Today.
Paul Martinez, Maxim.
Marshall McKinney, Garden & Gun.
Jennifer Miller, Conde Nast Traveler.
Debbie Millman, Sterling Brands.
Wyatt Mitchell, The New Yorker.
Michael Norseng, Esquire.
Michele Outland, Gather.
Tom O'Quinn, Men's Health.
Devin Petzwater, Italian Vanity Fair.
Robert Priest, Priest & Grace.
Gretchen Smelter, Travel & Leisure.
Billy Sorrentino, Wired.
Elizabeth Spiridakis Olsen, Afar.
Casey Tierney Stenger, Real Simple.
Allyson Torrisi, Popular Mechanics.
TJ Tucker, Texas Monthly.
Robert Vargas, Bloomberg Businessweek.

Digital Co-Chairs
Melanie McLaughlin, Collide Brand Consultants
Lisa Michurski, Form Science

Digital Judges
Rachel Gogel, The New York Times.
Chris Hercik, Sports Illustrated.
Bethany Powell, National Geographic.
Patrick Ramsey, Aerin.
David Vogler, Hearst.

From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 24, 1990

From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 24, 1990

SPD50m.jpgThe SPD Publication Design annual has been the state of the art representation of magazine design since the first book was published in the mid-1970s. This edition of Publication Design 24, published in 1990, featured the best editorial design, illustration, and photography from 1988, selected by a stellar group of judges.

The book and jacket design was by Anthony Russell and Samuel Kuo of Anthony Russell & Associates. The typographer was Phoenix Typographers.

The competition chairpersons for Publication Design 24 were Robert Priest and Derek Ungless, art director, Vogue.

Judges for Publication Design 24:

Fabian Baron: art director, Italian Vogue
Walter Bernard: partner, WBMG
Michael Bierut: vice president, Vignelli Associates
Henry Brimmer: art director, Photo Metro
Neville Brody: principal, Neville Brody Design UK
Gregory Curtis: editor, Texas Monthly
Louis Fishauf: principal, Reactor Art & Design
Nancy L. Green: partner, Donovan & Green
David Hillman: partner, Pentagram Design UK
Will Hopkins, partner, Hopkins/Baumann
Richelle Huff: art director: Progressive Architecture
Terry Koppel: principal, Koppel & Scher
Robert Lockwood: principal, News Graphics
Michael Mabry: principal, Michael Mabry Design
John MacFarlane: editor, Financial Times of Canada
Claude Maggiore: found and creative director, Editorial
Matt Mahurin: photographer
Fausto Pellegrini: art director, Jan Krusowski Associates
Pari Stave, curator, Equitable Life Assurance Society
Fred Woodward: art director, Rolling Stone

Be sure to enter your magazine work into this year's SPD 50 Publication Design competition.

The very final (late) deadline is January 23.

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Related Stories from the SPD Archives:
1973 Call for Entries, Designed by Massimo Vignelli
The 15th Call for Entries, 1979
Call for Entries Poster, 1972
Call for Entries 20, 1984
25th Anniversary Call for Entries, 1989
The First Issue of Grids, 1982
Society of Publication Designers News, 1966
Publication Design News, 1975
Buttons from the 39th SPD Gala, 2004
Publication Design Annual #2, 1976
Publication Design 12, 1978
Publication Design 13, 14 & 15 Annual, 1982
Publication Design 16 & 17, 1983
Publication Design 20, 1986
Publication Design 21, 1987
Publication Design 22, 1988
Publication Design 24, 1990
Publication Design 39 Cover, 2004
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #14 - 2012 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #14 - 2012 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary and to get prepared for THIS year's competition, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student... ...More
From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 21, 1987
From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 21, 1987
The SPD Publication Design annual has been the state of the art representation of magazine design since the first book... ...More
From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 20, 1986
From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 20, 1986
The SPD Publication Design annual has been the state of the art representation of magazine design since the first book... ...More
Cover the Day: Girls Like Us Issue #6
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.Girls Like Us,  Issue... ...More
From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 22, 1988
From the SPD Archives: Publication Design 22, 1988
The SPD Publication Design annual has been the state of the art representation of magazine design since the first book... ...More
Learning to Read Online
Learning to Read Online
By Jeremy LesliemagCulture.comI remember the first time I hooked up a 56bit modem to the phone jack and wondered at... ...More
#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner T. Leclaire
#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner T. Leclaire
As part of SPD's 50th Anniversary celebration, we're looking back at our past Student Competition winners (see galleries of past winning work here on... ...More
Students: Fill Out Our Survey and You Could Win a Set of SPD Annuals!
Students: Fill Out Our Survey and You Could Win a Set of SPD Annuals!
If you've ever seen one of our SPD Annuals, you know what an awesome source of inspiration it is for... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #13 - 2011 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #13 - 2011 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS... ...More
Student Design Competition Q&A: Who Exactly Is Eligible?
Student Design Competition Q&A: Who Exactly Is Eligible?
Somewhere in your rules and FAQs, I saw something about having to be a student at an undergraduate institution... ...More
Criswell Lappin and Lisa Lytton join ScrollMotion
ScrollMotion has added two familiar faces, hiring Criswell Lappin and Lisa Lytton as Creative Directors at the New York City-based... ...More