The Society of Publication (all kinds!) Designers

Aug 15

"Luke Hayman from design did such a great job on it. I always knew that I wanted the visuals to be funny." (via  BuzzFeed’s Oral HIstory of the Approval Matrix, How New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix Went From The Back Page To TV)

Always, always, we love the AM.

"Luke Hayman from design did such a great job on it. I always knew that I wanted the visuals to be funny." (via BuzzFeed’s Oral HIstory of the Approval Matrix, How New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix Went From The Back Page To TV)

Always, always, we love the AM.

May 09

— (via Dear Massimo…)

One of the greats. Please send him a note…

— (via Dear Massimo…)

One of the greats. Please send him a note…

Apr 30

The fifth of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Wired, Deputy Creative Director: Billy Sorrentino, Design Director: Cláudia de Almeida.

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’s Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49.

The fifth of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Wired, Deputy Creative Director: Billy Sorrentino, Design Director: Cláudia de Almeida.

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’s Magazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49.

Apr 29

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. The fourth of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine, design director: Arem Duplessis. 

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. 

The fourth of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine, design director: Arem Duplessis

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. The third of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is New York, design director: Thomas Alberty. 

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. 

The third of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is New York, design director: Thomas Alberty

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. The second of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Bon Appetit, creative director: Alex Grossman. 

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. 

The second of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Bon Appetit, creative director: Alex Grossman

We all know that magazines aren’t just “magazines” anymore. To be great, you have to be great on many platforms: print, tablet, mobile, website, and more. This category of the SPD Pub 49 competition recognizes true cross-platform excellence and shows how brands extend themselves consistently with the highest degree of visual excellence.We very pleased to announce the medal finalists for the second annual SPD Best Brand award.
49 Best Brand Medal FinalistsBon Appetit: Alex Grossman, creative directorEsquire: David Curcurito, design directorFast Company: Florian Bachleda, creative directorGQ: Fred Woodward, design directorNew York: Thomas Alberty, design director

We all know that magazines aren’t just “magazines” anymore. To be great, you have to be great on many platforms: print, tablet, mobile, website, and more. This category of the SPD Pub 49 competition recognizes true cross-platform excellence and shows how brands extend themselves consistently with the highest degree of visual excellence.

We very pleased to announce the medal finalists for the second annual SPD Best Brand award.

49 Best Brand Medal Finalists

Bon Appetit: Alex Grossman, creative director
Esquire: David Curcurito, design director
Fast Company: Florian Bachleda, creative director
GQ: Fred Woodward, design director
New York: Thomas Alberty, design director

Magazine of the Year Finalist #1: Achtung
On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. The first of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Achtung, design director:Anton Ioukhnovets.

Magazine of the Year Finalist #1: Achtung

On Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala, we’ll be announcing the winner of this year’sMagazine of the Year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be running previews of each finalist, building up to the big celebration. Be sure to check in every day to see the best magazine design work of the past year, and be sure to follow @SPDtweets on Twitter with #SPD49. 

The first of the five finalists for Magazine of the Year is Achtung, design director:Anton Ioukhnovets.

Apr 28

Who will be this year’s Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year? Find out this Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala at 4 World Trade Center in New York City. The five nominees for Magazine of Year are: Achtung, Bon Appetit, New York, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired. If you’re not going to be at the Gala, follow @SPDTweets on Twitter (hashtag #SPD49) on Friday night for instant updates and winner announcements.

Who will be this year’s Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year? Find out this Friday, May 2, at the SPD Gala at 4 World Trade Center in New York City. The five nominees for Magazine of Year are: AchtungBon AppetitNew YorkThe New York Times Magazine, and Wired. If you’re not going to be at the Gala, follow @SPDTweets on Twitter (hashtag #SPD49) on Friday night for instant updates and winner announcements.

Apr 23

New EW Cover: The ladies of Litchfield are back — and they’re ready for you to binge! After the first season of Netflix’s prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black premiered last July and became the network’s most-viewed original series debut, audiences clamored for more from the fascinating women of different shapes, sizes, races, socioeconomic classes, and sexualities who shared just one thing: They’re all behind bars.

New EW Cover: The ladies of Litchfield are back — and they’re ready for you to binge! After the first season of Netflix’s prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black premiered last July and became the network’s most-viewed original series debut, audiences clamored for more from the fascinating women of different shapes, sizes, races, socioeconomic classes, and sexualities who shared just one thing: They’re all behind bars.

Apr 22

We need some photo ID help! This is one of many images our friend Glenn Glasser shot at a past SPD Gala. Do you know who this is?

We need some photo ID help! This is one of many images our friend Glenn Glasser shot at a past SPD Gala. Do you know who this is?

Apr 07

The new issue of Adweek magazine features the remarkable spread pictured below: 101 magazines with musicians on the cover. Compiled by Robert Newman and Adweek creative director Nick Mrozowski and executive editor Tony Case, it highlights 80 years of musical covers, from Eddie Cantor in 1937 to Kanye West and Questlove in 2014. In addition to many of our favorite popular magazines (Rolling Stone, Vibe, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired), the collection also has classic covers fromSpin, Blaze, Crawdaddy, Punk, The Source, Sassy, and more. 

The new issue of Adweek magazine features the remarkable spread pictured below: 101 magazines with musicians on the cover. Compiled by Robert Newman and Adweek creative director Nick Mrozowski and executive editor Tony Case, it highlights 80 years of musical covers, from Eddie Cantor in 1937 to Kanye West and Questlove in 2014. In addition to many of our favorite popular magazines (Rolling StoneVibeVanity FairGQWired), the collection also has classic covers fromSpinBlazeCrawdaddyPunkThe SourceSassy, and more. 

Apr 02

entertainmentweekly:

This week in EW: That cover kinda says it all, doesn’t it?

entertainmentweekly:

This week in EW: That cover kinda says it all, doesn’t it?

In 1997, SPD debuted the Magazine of the Year award, a best-of honor voted on by everyone who was a judge at the annual design competition. It is a recognition of the best magazine of the year, the one with the supreme all-around design, imagery, graphics, illustration, and general visual magic. The first winner was 2wice,art directed by Abbott Miller. In the years since, the list of winning magazines and art directors reads like a who’s who of publication design: The New York Times Magazine, Details, GQ, Martha Stewart Kids, New York, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, and art directors Arem Duplessis,Janet Froelich, Fred Woodward, Patrick Mitchell, Debra Bishop, Luke Hayman, Rockwell Harwood, John Korpics, Richard Turley, and Scott Dadich. The Magazine of the Year is the ultimate SPD award, an acknowledgement by the visual community of the very best in publication design.


The finalists for Magazine of the Year for the upcoming Pub 49 awards are: Achtung, Bon Appetit, New York, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired. The winner will be announced at the glamorous SPD Gala in early May.

To celebrate the Magazine of the Year, Huffington magazine’s Troy Dunham has created this sparkling graphic (note that there are actually 20 Magazine of the Year winners, because three awards each were given in 2006 and 2007 in three circulation categories). 

In 1997, SPD debuted the Magazine of the Year award, a best-of honor voted on by everyone who was a judge at the annual design competition. It is a recognition of the best magazine of the year, the one with the supreme all-around design, imagery, graphics, illustration, and general visual magic. The first winner was 2wice,art directed by Abbott Miller. In the years since, the list of winning magazines and art directors reads like a who’s who of publication design: The New York Times Magazine, Details, GQ, Martha Stewart Kids, New York, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, and art directors Arem Duplessis,Janet Froelich, Fred Woodward, Patrick Mitchell, Debra Bishop, Luke Hayman, Rockwell Harwood, John Korpics, Richard Turley, and Scott Dadich. The Magazine of the Year is the ultimate SPD award, an acknowledgement by the visual community of the very best in publication design.

The finalists for Magazine of the Year for the upcoming Pub 49 awards are: AchtungBon AppetitNew YorkThe New York Times Magazine, and Wired. The winner will be announced at the glamorous SPD Gala in early May.

To celebrate the Magazine of the Year, Huffington magazine’s Troy Dunham has created this sparkling graphic (note that there are actually 20 Magazine of the Year winners, because three awards each were given in 2006 and 2007 in three circulation categories). 

Apr 01

Save the Date! May 2nd!

Save the Date! May 2nd!