008
Magazine of the Year
039
Members Choice
041
Design
165
Photography
259
Illustration
289
Digital
325
Spots
335
Student Competition
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Luke Hayman
Partner, Pentagram
PRINT CHAIRS
Jeremy Leslie
MagCulture
Richard Turley
Creative Director,
Bloomberg Businessweek
Scher Foord
Special Projects Director,
Style & Entertainment
Group at Time Inc.
Joe Zeff
President,
Joe Zeff Design
DIGITAL COCHAIRS
Robert Newman
Creative Director,
Reader's Digest
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR CHAIR
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PRINT JUDGES
Gail Bichler
Art Director,
The New York Times Magazine
Thomas Alberty
Design Director,
New York Magazine
Florian Bachleda
Creative Director,
Fast Company
Dirk Barnett
Creative Director,
Newsweek
Jaap Biemans
Founder,
CoverJunkie
Debra Bishop
Creative Director,
MORE
Monica Bradley
Photo Editor,
Scientific American
Marissa Bourke
Creative Director,
Elle(UK)
David Carthas
Director of Photography,
Bloomberg Businessweek
David Curcurito
Design Director,
Esquire
Jennifer Daniel
Information Graphics Director,
Bloomberg Businessweek
CarlDeTorres
Principal,
Carl De Torres Graphic Design
James de Vries
Creative Director,
Harvard Business Review
Steve Duenes
Graphics Director,
The New York Times
Brendan Dugan
Creative Director,
Sup
Robert Festino
Creative Director,
Men's Health
David Griffin
Visuals Editor,
The Washington Post
Arthur Hochstein
Principal,
Arthur Hochstein Design
Brandon Kavulla
Creative Director,
WIRED
Francesco Franchi
Creative Director,
IL
Janet Froelich
Creative Director,
Real Simple
Emily Kehe
Design Director,
Fortune
Grace Lee
Design Director,
O, the Oprah Magazine
Jeremy Leslie
MagCulture
Brian McMullen
Art Director,
McSweeney's
Francesca Messina
Sr. Group Art Director,
McGraw-Hill Construction
Chris Mueller
Deputy Art Director,
Vanity Fair
Judith Puckett-Rinella
Director of Photography,
Vanity Fair
Courtney Murphy
Creative Director,
Good Housekeeping
Jennifer Pastore
Photo Director,
Teen Vogue
DIGITAL JUDGES
Josh Clark
Designer, Developer, Author
Mike Burgess
Managing Partner, BMB Tab;
former Creative Director,
Project
Marisa Gallagher
Vice President,
Executive Creative Director,
CNN Digital
Neil Jamieson
Design Director,
Money Magazine
Steve Motzenbecker
Director of Design and
User Experience, nymag.com
Gregg Pond
Photography Director
Casey Tierney
Photo Director,
Real Simple
Luise Stauss
Photo Editor,
The New York Times Magazine
Gael Towey
Chief Creative Officer,
Martha Stewart
Living Omnimedia
Sarah Vinas
Art Director,
Glamour
Jan Wilker
Partner,
Karlsson Wilker
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Introduction
By the time you read this
introduction, February’s judging will
have been long forgotten, the
awards distributed and May’s gala
night hangovers recovered from.
The dust will be settled after the
highs and lows of winning and not
winning. Everything will be back
in perspective, just as the little black
dresses and tuxedos have been
hung back in the wardrobe. Now
you can look through the selected
work from 2011 and give it a
proper assessment.
Or perhaps you’re reading this in 10
years’ time. What does 2011 look
like from there? I have a series of 10
annuals on my bookshelf, and looking
through them, it’s clear each is a
record of its time.
The books themselves reveal subtle
shifts in visual trends –the cover
designs, the recent revise of the
SPD logo, the increased use of
embossing and special inks all speak
of recent trends.
But inside the books is where the
real story begins. Yes, each one
starts with the big winners, but
they are just the appetizers. From
those opening pages on, each book
develops into a unique record of
editorial design work from a single
year. From book to book, trends
emerge and fade. Photographic
styles loom large, then disappear,
only to return a few years later.
Particular typographic references
regularly appear, and in a more
general sense, the intensity of the
page designs have increased as more
control is exercised via the designer’s
mouse. I encourage you to dust
o the annuals on your book shelf
and take a look yourself.
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