Search Archives




Powered by Squarespace
« 62. The Laws of Simplicity. | Main | 60. The Art of the Book Event in NYC. »

61. New York Magazine's High Priority.

New York Magazine recently held a contest to design their High Priority feature for the year end double issue. Speak Up has posted the submissions with the winner being announced December 4th. (Yeah, I know it sorta sounds like spec work, but we'll leave that for another day.) For now, check out how other designers handled the constraints - if nothing else, it's fun to critique the work of others without having to put your own neck out there. (My personal favorites are done by Julia Townsend and Yann Legendre - even though this idea was in at least two other submissions, though executed with less craft.)

UPDATE: You can view the winner here which wasn't even in my top ten. I guess I have tired of using a major corporate logo and then changing it's meaning - must be all those stupid tshirts I saw at frat parties and emo concerts. But the runners up were great.

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (1)

The uses of typography in these posters was really amazing. I particularly liked the ones that took the design and tried to bring in a real-life aspect to it, like the google one. I never really had a desire to design posters myself. I was amazed at the differences in execution and that the concepts really drove the design. It made me want to sit down and design a poster...who woulda thought.
December 2, 2006 | Unregistered Commentergdegal13

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.