22 of the Big Apple’s Best Designs

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In PRINT’s Regional Design Awards, the New York City region illustrates the design competition at its best: It proves that the judges don’t care who you are or what your title is—the best work wins the day, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or you’re Michael Bierut.

Here are some NYC highlights from the past two Regional Design Annuals. Enter today to see your work alongside the best of the best in our RDA!

The Iconic New York Poster

Alfalfa Studio, New York City; www.alfalfastudio.com

251Dekalb Identity

Real Estate Arts; www.realestatearts.com: Rob Wade (creative director), Jodi Edwards (art director), Natalie Mertz (designer); Vantage Properties (client)

Azede Jean-Pierre SS15 Invite

Joseph Veazey; www.josephveazey.com: Joseph Veazey (creative director/art director/designer/illustrator); Azede Jean-Pierre (client)

Don Papa 10 Year Old

Stranger & Stranger; www.strangerandstranger.com: Stranger & Stranger (creative direction/art direction/design); Bleeding Heart Rum Company (client)

Harlem EatUp!

OCD | The Original Champions of Design; www.originalchampionsofdesign.com: Jennifer Kinon, Bobby C. Martin Jr. (creative directors/ art directors/designers), Matt Kay, Michael McCaughley (designers); Marcus Samuelsson Group & Karlitz & Co. (client)

JSTOR Alphabet

Sasha Prood; www.sashaprood.com: Sasha Prood (handlettering), Zachariah Mattheus (senior visual designer); ITHAKA & JSTOR (client)

MIT Media Lab Identity

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Michael Bierut (creative director/art director/designer), Aron Fey (designer); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (client)

Perfect Storm

The New Yorker; www.newyorker.com: Françoise Mouly (art director), Tomer Hanuka (illustrator); The New Yorker (client)

The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Viking: Paul Buckley (creative director), Jason Ramirez (art director), Michael Schwab Studio (design/illustration); Viking (client)

Yale School of Architecture Fall Lectures and Exhibition Poster

Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Michael Bierut (creative director/art director/designer), Jessica Svendsen (designer); Yale University (client)

Curtain of Names

C&G Partners; www.cgpartnersllc.com: Jonathan Alger (creative director/art director), Michael Hansen, Min Kang, Claire Niederberger, Melinda Sekela, Sam Shenova, Alex Kelly, Elle White, Masha Ishkhanova (designers), au2026 (photography); The Advisory Board Company (client)

Straws & Stripes

Collins; www.wearecollins.com: Brian Collins (creative director/ art director), Thomas Wilder (designer); Coca-Cola (client)

Type Directors Club 60th Annual Competition Poster

Collins; www.wearecollins.com: Leland Maschmeyer (creative director/art director), Thomas Wilder (designer); The Type Directors Club (client)


Wael Morcos, New York City, www.waelmorcos.com; Jonathan Key,New York City, www.jonathangkey.com

Hatched: New Ventures in Entrepreneurial Design

Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs

Lotería Book Design

HarperCollins Publishers, New York City; www.harpercollins.com

Letterpress Currency Redesign Project

BRED, New York City; www.brednation.com

Offset Logo

Siegel+Gale, New York City; www.siegelgale.com

STORY Environmental Graphics

Philip Johnson, New York City; www.philipajohnson.com

Creative Quarterly Cover

HivelyDesigns; www.hivelydesigns.com: Charles Hively (creative director), Sarah Munt (art director/designer), Natalya Balnova (photographer); Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design (client)

The Jade Hotel — www.thejadenyc.com

Mucca Design, New York City; www.mucca.com

THE PRINT REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUALBoost your work. Get discovered. Get the recognition you deserve. Get in the PRINT Regional Design Annual: The competition that stands apart and defines the design industry. Enter the RDA today for a chance to be featured among the country’s best design work in Print magazine! Extended Deadline: May 1.