How to Win a Design Competition

Successful creative firms make design awards a part of their overall marketing mix. Whether your work gets published in a Communication Arts, Print or HOW design annual, or in a book about graphic design, these opportunities let you showcase your …

It Was an Honor

On a personal note: It was an indescribable honor to be honored with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award. This institution (and its staff of directors and curators) is the foremost advocate of design in the nation. So, to have …

National Design Awards Panel – Free!

The Smithsonian’s National Design Awards winners (which I am proud to be one this year) will partake in a panel devoted to the power of design to alter behavior. The event is on October 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 at …

Smithsonian Teen Design Fair

On September 13 I participated in the Smithsonian National Design Museum’s annual Teen Design Fair in Washington, D.C., at the National Portrait Gallery. On October 18 I will join Tim Gunn and the National Design Award winners and finalists at …

Mr. Heller Goes to Washington

Last week, Steven Heller, one of our longest-running and most beloved contributors—certainly our most prolific—traveled to the White House to accept the Design Mind Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The award “recognizes a visionary who has effected a …

Lunch Break Video: Rocketbus

After a year hiatus, Print in Motion—Print magazine’s only competition devoted entirely to motion graphics—is back and better than ever. And to announce this year’s glorious return, we invited L.A.-based filmmaker (and one of our very own Imprint stars) Trevor …

Core77's Awards Adventure

The inaugural Core77 Design Awards Program covers all the disciplines of international design and promises to honor excellence wherever it can be found. To inaugurate the inauguration Core77 has launched an event. And here’s what they say: Join us in …

Worth The Paper?

Vintage American stock certificates are worth more as paper than as redeemable securities. Typographically they are worth a million bucks. These certificates are the design of capitalism. Here are a few of the most exquisite.