Creativity + Commerce 2008: 3rd Place

— What most impressed jurors about the Virgin Festival website was its degree of clarity, despite the massive amount of information it presented. The site covered everything from ticket purchase and musician line-up to the festival’s sound production. “I’m impressed,” …

Creativity + Commerce 2008: 2nd Place

— Annual reports, by nature, often seem to convey sterility, as though an austere presentation of numbers were necessary to garner respect for revenues and expenditures. This piece takes a fresh approach, our jurors agreed. Pen-and-ink drawings, calligraphy, and watercolor …

Best Business Graphics 2008

When the jurors met to review the entries for this year’s business graphics competition, economic indicators were pointing to a downturn. The meltdown in the mortgage industry had begun to extend beyond the subprime markets, the stock market was dropping …

Creativity + Commerce 2008: First Place

Opolis Design created this media kit, which promotes Nike’s reissue of its vintage running products, to look like a 1972 issue of a fictitious magazine called Oregon Runner. Such was Opolis’s success that the “publication” sometimes comes across looking more …

Best Business Graphics 2006

The continuing wave of consolidation in media, technology, communications, pharmaceutical, and retail shows no sign of slowing. For our Business Graphics 2006, we were curious to see how this has affected designers. More to the point, how much growth can …

2007 Best Business Graphics

April 18, 2007, the day our jurors met at the Print offices to judge this year’s crop of business graphics competition entries, also happened to be the day the Dow closed above 12,800 for the first time. As a record …