Color in Design Awards 2011

Last year, Print and our sister publication, HOW, teamed up with Pantone to cohost the first ever Color in Design Awards.
A team of color experts from Pantone and the design industry (Pantone’s marketing director, Giovanni Marra; Print’s former art director, Tonya Douraghy; and the Imprint color columnist and Imprint contributing editor, Jude Stewart) evaluated nearly 775 entries based on color-focused criteria, including how the palette (whether one or multiple colors) enhanced the design, and how colors added to the design’s
impact and effectiveness. They also looked for bold uses of color and innovative combinations. The panel selected 40 winners, which the Print staff narrowed to these 15 projects.

Fairmount Minerals 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Design Firm Studio Graphique, Cleveland;

Creative Team Gina Gerken, art director; Erin Thorn, designer

Client Fairmount Minerals
Design Firm And Partners NY, New York City;

Creative Team David Schimmel, Brian Crooks, art directors; Antonio Mah, Martin Iselt, Nina Boesch, designers; Charles Veprek, copywriter

Client Neenah Paper Company

POETRY iPhone App

Design Firm Tierra Innovation, Brooklyn, NY;

Creative Team Tierra Innovation: Kristina Bell, Cheryl Berkowitz, designers; Mike Fahy, Doug Martin, developers; Jamie Trowbridge, president; Julie Walker, project manager The Poetry Foundation: Catherine Halley, online editor; Michael Marcinkowski, web project manager; Jim Sitar, archive editor

Client The Poetry Foundation

Amplifying GLAAD’s Voice

Design Firm Lippincott, New York City;

Creative Team Connie Birdsall, art director; Jenifer Lehker, Brendan Murphy, Matt Calkins, designers; Sarah Bellamy, Allen Gove, strategy

Client Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Cotton District Arts Festival Poster

Designer Dave Whitley, Starkville, MS;
Creative Team Dave Whitley, art director; Kate Thomas, coloring
Client Starkville Arts Council
One Two Punch Wine Label

Design Firm Miller Creative, Lakewood, NJ;

Creative Team Yael Miller, designer; Todd Plitt, photographer
Printer Vote for Letterpress

Client Shirah Wines

Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts

Design Firm Tyler School of Art Publications, Philadelphia;

Creative Team Kelli Cavanaugh, art director/designer; Sam Fritch, photography

Client Temple University

Currents Lighting Display
Design Firm Act3, St. Louis;

Creative Team Ben Kaplan, Jill Downen, art directors; Eric Ratinoff, strategic director; Pete Gilchrist, lighting designer

Client Center of Creative Arts

And Shine Identity and Packaging

Design Firm Braley Design, Brooklyn, NY;

Creative Team Michael Braley, art director/designer; Kate Davis, color director

Client P.S. from Aéropostale

SC Johnson Fortaleza Hall Company Store Graphics

Design Firm Sussman/Prejza & Co., Los Angeles;

Creative Team Deborah Sussman, principal; Hillary Jaye, Michael Shaub, project managers; Gene Treadwell, Sharon Blair, senior designers; Jim Simmons, photographer

SC Johnson

21 Drops Aromatherapy Packaging

Design Firm Purpose-Built, New York City;

Creative Team Amy Ilyse Rosenthal, creative director/21 Drops; Kelly Kovack, art director; Larry Paul, creative consultant; Mi Rae Park, designer; Eric Hsu, project manager

Client 21 Drops

Santa Fe University of Art and Design Entrance Banners

Designer David Grey, Santa Fe, NM;

Client Santa Fe University of Art and Design


2010 River to River Poster

Design Firm Think Studio NYC, New York City;

Creative Team John Clifford, Herb Thornby, art directors/designers;
Herb Thornby, photographer

Client River to River Festival


San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Design Firm NOON, San Francisco;

Creative Team
Cinthia Wen, art director; Ed Ng, Yoann Resmond, designers

Client Center for Asian American Media

Rebuilding Blocks

Design Firm ShelfLife, Arlington, VA;

Creative Team Nicole Maluso, Mike Maluso, art directors; Mike Maluso, designer

Client The Haiti Poster Project

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