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Petra Kobayashi named art director at Redbook
Petra Kobayashi has been named art director at Redbook. She had been art director at Self.(source: FishbowlNY)... ...More

Cover of the Day: New York Design Hunting Winter 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.

New York Magazine: Design Hunting Winter 2015
Design Director: Thomas Alberty
Art Director: Randy Minor
Photo Editor: Marvin Orellana
Photographer: Bobby Doherty

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A night of great videos with the people who make them!

A night of great videos with the people who make them!

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! 
A panel discussion with today's top photo directors and web producers about the ever-increasing role of video in magazine brands.
Go behind the scenes of award-winning clips!
Plus the bloopers and the blunders!
 
Panelists include:

Mike Norseng, Photo Director of Esquire 
Gilly Barnes Video producer from Vanity Fair 
The team from Glamour who created the Emmy award winning series Screw You Cancer
Moderated by Kira Pollack  from Time

Wednesday October 29th
SVA Theatre 333 W 23rd St (Eighth Ave)

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From the SPD Archives: Vegetable Costumes at SPD Gala 28, 1993

From the SPD Archives: Vegetable Costumes at SPD Gala 28, 1993

SPD50f.jpgThere were many memorable moments at the SPD Gala 28, held in May 1993. One of the most vivid visual highlights of the evening was the collection of costumed vegetables that were on display. The costumes were designed and modeled by senior fashion design students from Parsons School of Design, and included fanciful takes on broccoli, an onion, garlic, a giant pumpkin, and more.

Gala 28 was hosted by Rhonda Rubenstein, art director of Esquire, and B.W. Honeycutt, art director of Details. It was held at the Celeste Bartos Forum of the New York Public Library. On the turn page there's a gallery of more vegetable constumes.

Photographs by John Ashworth

(Above): Pumpkin designed by Western Bonime and Lourdes Garcia
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#TBT: SPD-U Throws it Back to 1997 Student Competition Silver Medal Winner Yarrow Earth Hock
#TBT: SPD-U Throws it Back to 1997 Student Competition Silver Medal Winner Yarrow Earth Hock
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
From the SPD Archives: The First Issue of Grids, 1982

From the SPD Archives: The First Issue of Grids, 1982

SPD50b.jpgThe SPD members newsletter went through a series of iterations in the 1960s and 70s, first as a two-sided, letter-sized offset publication, and in later, leaner times, as a mimeographed series of pages. Finally, in December 1982, the first edition of Grids was published and sent to SPD members. Under the direction of SPD President Myles Ludwig and Executive Director Judy Christensen, Grids was an 11 x 17-inch two-sided, single color offset newsletter, all typeset in American Typewriter. Additional pages were added to subsequent editions.

Content for Grids included Member News, information on an upcoming SPD holiday party, and job listings. There was also a President Reports from Ludwig, who commented that "New design technology is as revolutionary to today's art director as moveable type was to Gutenberg centuries ago." Some things never change!

On the turn page we've got scans of the complete issue of Grids, and you can click on the images to blow them up and read the stories! There's also a remembrance from SPD President Myles Ludwig, who also gives a brief rundown of his very illustrious career both before and after SPD.

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Cover of the Day: Psychology Today, Nov-Dec 2014

Cover of the Day: Psychology Today, Nov-Dec 2014

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

Psychology Today  November - December 2014
Creative Director: Ed Levine
Photo Director: Claudia Stefezius
Photographer: Peter Hapak

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SPDWest:

SPDWest: "Very Sung" Heroes Recap

We celebrated our 10th (and final) of the Unsung Heroes Event Series with a very dynamic tribute in Los Angeles, on October 9th at Studio1342.  David Armario, Rip Georges, Sam Jones, and Wet Magazine were the "very sung" heroes from editorial art and design that received the spotlight.

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From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #4 - 1998 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #4 - 1998 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. Back in the beginning, the competition was... ...More
Cover of the Day: Popular Science, November 2014

Cover of the Day: Popular Science, November 2014

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

Popular Science  November 2014
Design Director: Todd Detwiler
Photo Editor: Thom Payne 
Photographer: Harold Daniels

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Life And Style magazine's London issue debuts
Life And Style magazine's London issue debuts
SPD Board member Francesca Messina met with Roberto Hernandez in Mexico City to discuss his new role as Art Director of Life And Style magazine, a... ...More
A Look Back at our Entertainment Weekly Panel
A Look Back at our Entertainment Weekly Panel
SPD kicked off its 50th Anniversary Speaker Series on September 23rd to a packed house and a panel discussion featuring... ...More
Get your tickets to our Video in Publishing Event Today!
View of the work of Gilly Barnes Video producer from Vanity Fair  and more at this  panel discussion with today's top photo directors... ...More
Cover of the Day: The New York Times Magazine, October 19, 2014
Cover of the Day: The New York Times Magazine, October 19, 2014
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.The New... ...More
Cover Of the Day: WIRED, October 2014
Cover Of the Day: WIRED, October 2014
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.WIRED October, 2014Creative  Director:... ...More
#TBT: SPD-U Throws It Back to 1996 Student Competition Winner Gabriel Kuo
#TBT: SPD-U Throws It Back to 1996 Student Competition Winner Gabriel Kuo
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
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #3 - 1997 Winners
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #3 - 1997 Winners
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. Back in the beginning, the competition was... ...More
Jason Sfetko named Deputy AD at The New York Times Magazine
Jason Sfetko has been named Deputy Art Director at The New York Times Magazine. He  joined the staff at the Sunday... ...More
SPD-U Presenting at Fall College Media Convention in Philly Oct 30-31
SPD-U Presenting at Fall College Media Convention in Philly Oct 30-31
Are you attending the CMA/ACP National Fall College Media Convention at the end of the month with your school's media... ...More
#TBT: SPD-U Throws It Back to 1995 Student Competition Winner So Takahashi
#TBT: SPD-U Throws It Back to 1995 Student Competition Winner So Takahashi
As part of SPD's 50th Anniversary celebration, we're looking back at our past Student Competition winners (see galleries of past... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: #2 - 1996 Winners - Part 2
From the Student Competition Archives: #2 - 1996 Winners - Part 2
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. Back in the beginning, the competition was... ...More
Smart Quote
Smart Quote
Being a famous designer is like a being a famous dentist. -Noreen MoriokaWelcome to our "Smart Quote" series featuring some... ...More
From the Student Competition Archives: #2 - 1995 Winners - Part 1
From the Student Competition Archives: #2 - 1995 Winners - Part 1
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. Back in... ...More
Pub(lications) Crawled 2014!
Pub(lications) Crawled 2014!
This was one of the best New York trips our group has ever experienced. Organized, informational and just AWESOME! That... ...More