In Print’s 2015 Regional Design Annual—the design industry’s most well-respected and sought-after annual—we present 348 of the best American designs of the year. For over 35 years, the RDA has been the only design annual broken down by region, giving designers across the country the recognition they deserve, and showcasing each region’s inspiring and distinct trends and styles.
THE REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL 2015
Inside this issue, you’ll find:
The Far West: Selections by AIGA Medalist and RDA judge Noreen Morioka, including Best of Region winner Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture.
Southwest: Selections by Pentagram Partner DJ Stout, including Best of Region winner Fun Fun Fun Fest 9.
South: Selections by AIGA Medalist Ann Willoughby, including Best of Region winner 804ork.
Midwest: Selections by AIGA Medalist Charles S. Anderson, including Best of Region winner 2015 Studio on Fire Letterpress Calendar.
East: Selections by AIGA Medalist Stephen Doyle, including Best of Region winner Plastic Fish.
New York City: Selections by AIGA Medalist Louise Fili, including Best of Region winner Transmitter Brewing.
This issue also contains:
PRINT’s Year in Review: From smartwatches to resurrected graphics standards manuals to cataclysmic logo redesigns and THE DRESS!, 2015 was indeed a year for the design history books.
Trope Trek: Steven Heller tackles the controversial topic of trends, and analyzes what was hot in 2015 … and what you might want to steer clear of next year.
A Post-Postmodernist Manifesto: In this second installment of Print’s new Manifesto series, the legendary “heretic” or graphic design—Art Chantry—takes on everything holy in the profession.
The Last Word: Seymour Chwast illustrates Bo Diddley sending up a swan song.