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Color in Design Awards 2011

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’s impact 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 Report Design 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.com Creative Team David Schimmel, Brian Crooks, art directors; Antonio Mah, Martin Iselt, Nina Boesch, designers; Charles Veprek, copywriter

Client Neenah Paper Company

POETRY iPhone App

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 Voice Design Firm Lippincott, New York City; lippincott.com

Creative Team Connie Birdsall, art director; Jenifer Lehker, Brendan Murphy, Matt Calkins, designers; Sarah Bellamy, Allen Gove, strategy Client Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Cotton District Arts Festival Poster Designer Dave Whitley, Starkville, MS; davewhitley.com

Creative Team Dave Whitley, art director; Kate Thomas, coloring

Client Starkville Arts Council

One Two Punch Wine Label Design Firm Miller Creative, Lakewood, NJ; yaelmiller.com

Creative Team Yael Miller, designer; Todd Plitt, photographer Printer Vote for Letterpress Client Shirah Wines

Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts Design Firm Tyler School of Art Publications, Philadelphia; temple.edu

Creative Team Kelli Cavanaugh, art director/designer; Sam Fritch, photography Client 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 designer Client Center of Creative Arts

And Shine Identity and Packaging Design Firm Braley Design, Brooklyn, NY; braleydesign.com Creative Team Michael Braley, art director/designer; Kate Davis, color director Client P.S. from Aéropostale

SC Johnson Fortaleza Hall Company Store Graphics Design Firm Sussman/Prejza & Co., Los Angeles; sussmanprejza.com Creative Team Deborah Sussman, principal; Hillary Jaye, Michael Shaub, project managers; Gene Treadwell, Sharon Blair, senior designers; Jim Simmons, photographer Client SC Johnson

21 Drops Aromatherapy Packaging Design 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 manager Client 21 Drops

Santa Fe University of Art and Design Entrance Banners

Designer David Grey, Santa Fe, NM; dgrey.com Client 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, photographer Client River to River Festival

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival Design Firm NOON, San Francisco; designatnoon.com Creative Team Cinthia Wen, art director; Ed Ng, Yoann Resmond, designers Client Center for Asian American Media

Rebuilding Blocks Design Firm ShelfLife, Arlington, VA; shelflifestudio.com Creative Team Nicole Maluso, Mike Maluso, art directors; Mike Maluso, designer Client The Haiti Poster Project

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