This year, our brilliant Regional Design Awards judges—Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Pum Lefebure, Ellen Lupton, Eddie Opara and Paula Scher—have pored over, puzzled over, obsessed and stressed over nearly 4,000 entries to bring you this list of their selections for the best American designs of the year.
As in years past, the subsequent gathering of these entries into a single magazine volume is revealing—in the themes, anomalies and trends that one sees, but also in what one doesn’t see … and perhaps might next year. Regardless of whether you love or hate a particular design as you comb these pages, it no doubt informs, in a subtle way, what you bring to the world next.
We thank the 2017 panel of judges for their selections—and moreover, we thank the many designers who took a chance on sending their work in for consideration.
The 2017 Regional Design Awards Winner Galleries
Click each region below to view a gallery of work from that region: