Last year, Print and our sister publication, HOW, teamed up with Pantone to cohost the first ever Color in Design Awards.A team of color experts from Pantone and the design industry (Pantone’s marketing director, Giovanni Marra; Print’s former art director, Tonya Douraghy; and the Imprint color columnist and Imprint contributing editor, Jude Stewart) evaluated nearly 775 entries based on color-focused criteria, including how the palette (whether one or multiple colors) enhanced the design, and how colors added to the design’simpact and effectiveness. They also looked for bold uses of color and innovative combinations. The panel selected 40 winners, which the Print staff narrowed to these 15 projects.
Fairmount Minerals 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility ReportDesign Firm Studio Graphique, Cleveland; studiographique.com
Creative Team Gina Gerken, art director; Erin Thorn, designer
Client Fairmount Minerals
Design Firm And Partners NY, New York City; andpartnersny.comCreative Team David Schimmel, Brian Crooks, art directors; Antonio Mah, Martin Iselt, Nina Boesch, designers; Charles Veprek, copywriter
Client Neenah Paper Company
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Design Firm Tierra Innovation, Brooklyn, NY; tierra-innovation.com
Creative Team Tierra Innovation: Kristina Bell, Cheryl Berkowitz, designers; Mike Fahy, Doug Martin, developers; Jamie Trowbridge, president; Julie Walker, project manager The Poetry Foundation: Catherine Halley, online editor; Michael Marcinkowski, web project manager; Jim Sitar, archive editor
Client The Poetry Foundation
Amplifying GLAAD’s VoiceDesign Firm Lippincott, New York City; lippincott.com
Creative Team Connie Birdsall, art director; Jenifer Lehker, Brendan Murphy, Matt Calkins, designers; Sarah Bellamy, Allen Gove, strategyClient Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Cotton District Arts Festival PosterDesigner Dave Whitley, Starkville, MS; davewhitley.com
Creative Team Dave Whitley, art director; Kate Thomas, coloring
Client Starkville Arts Council
One Two Punch Wine LabelDesign Firm Miller Creative, Lakewood, NJ; yaelmiller.com
Creative Team Yael Miller, designer; Todd Plitt, photographerPrinter Vote for LetterpressClient Shirah Wines
Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine ArtsDesign Firm Tyler School of Art Publications, Philadelphia; temple.edu
Creative Team Kelli Cavanaugh, art director/designer; Sam Fritch, photographyClient Temple University
Currents Lighting Display
Design Firm Act3, St. Louis; thisisact3.com
Creative Team Ben Kaplan, Jill Downen, art directors; Eric Ratinoff, strategic director; Pete Gilchrist, lighting designerClient Center of Creative Arts
And Shine Identity and PackagingDesign Firm Braley Design, Brooklyn, NY; braleydesign.comCreative Team Michael Braley, art director/designer; Kate Davis, color directorClient P.S. from Aéropostale
SC Johnson Fortaleza Hall Company Store GraphicsDesign Firm Sussman/Prejza & Co., Los Angeles; sussmanprejza.comCreative Team Deborah Sussman, principal; Hillary Jaye, Michael Shaub, project managers; Gene Treadwell, Sharon Blair, senior designers; Jim Simmons, photographerClient SC Johnson
21 Drops Aromatherapy PackagingDesign Firm Purpose-Built, New York City; purpose-builtnyc.com
Creative Team Amy Ilyse Rosenthal, creative director/21 Drops; Kelly Kovack, art director; Larry Paul, creative consultant; Mi Rae Park, designer; Eric Hsu, project managerClient 21 Drops
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Designer David Grey, Santa Fe, NM; dgrey.comClient Santa Fe University of Art and Design
2010 River to River Poster
Design Firm Think Studio NYC, New York City; thinkstudionyc.com
Creative Team John Clifford, Herb Thornby, art directors/designers;Herb Thornby, photographerClient River to River Festival
San Francisco International Asian American Film FestivalDesign Firm NOON, San Francisco; designatnoon.comCreative Team Cinthia Wen, art director; Ed Ng, Yoann Resmond, designersClient Center for Asian American Media
Rebuilding BlocksDesign Firm ShelfLife, Arlington, VA; shelflifestudio.comCreative Team Nicole Maluso, Mike Maluso, art directors; Mike Maluso, designerClient The Haiti Poster Project
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