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Become a Living Legend: Print’s Legends in Advertising Awards

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a living legend like Alfred E. Newman, David Ogilvy, Mary Wells Lawrence and others? For 75 years, Print has recognized top-notch design work through its Regional Design Annual design competition. Now, Print’s Legends in Advertising Awards recognize the best of the best in advertising design. This advertising design...

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 best design projects, build your firm’s reputation and give you a reason to toot...

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 their support and the validation of my peers and betters in the field is...

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 the Altman Building in NYC. It is free to all. And you can register...

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 the Teen Design Fair in NYC. As an introduction to all genres of design,...

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 paradigm shift in design thinking or practice through writing, research, and scholarship.” It couldn’t...

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 Tuttle, to create this year’s promo spot. With the help of some very talented...

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 our 10-day celebration of design excellence, enterprise, and intent. The award winners are being...

Meet the Mavens of Color: Winners of our 2011 Color in Design Award

We’re delighted to announce another bright salvo across the world of color: we’ve teamed up with our sister publication HOW and Pantone to host our first annual Color in Design Awards. We sought gorgeous, smart uses of color across many categories of design—and we found ‘em. We’ll post a featured gallery of winners on...