57th Annual SPD Awards: the winners
The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) announced the winners of its annual editorial competition for creatives during the 57th Annual SPD Awards, celebrating the best work of 2021.
Eighty-nine categories were awarded Gold Medals and 80 categories were awarded Silver Medals for print and digital excellence.
The Finalists and Medal Winners were showcased across five episodes and presented by SPD57 competition chairs and jury members with SPD57 co-chairs Joseph Hutchinson, creative director of Rolling Stone, and Nick Mrozowski, creative director of Hello Alice introduced this year’s awards and kicked off the Design episode.
Here are this year’s highest honors as presented by the Society of Publication Designers:
Brand of the year
Gold medal: The Guardian
Silver medal: The Atlantic, Peter Mendelsund, Creative Director
Magazine of the year
Gold medal: The New York Times Magazine, Gail Bichler, Creative Director
Silver medal: National Geographic
Website of the year
Silver medal: Grist, Upstatement
Member’s choice for best cover
Gold medal: The Atlantic, Oliver Munday, Design Director; November, 2021, “Who Killed America’s Newspapers?”
Gold medal: New York Magazine, Thomas Alberty, Design Director; March 29-April 11, 2021, “The Lunacy of Text-Based Therapy”
Silver medal: The New York Times For Kids, Deb Bishop, Design Director; May 30, 2021, “The Money Issue”
Design, entire issue
Gold medal: The New York Times For Kids, Deb Bishop, Design Director; October 31, 2021, “The Halloween Issue: Trick or Treat?”
Silver medal: Fast Company, Mike Schnaidt, Creative Director; October 2021, “Innovation by Design”
Typography Awards // Typography, cover
Gold medal: New York Magazine, Thomas Alberty, Design Director; June 7-20, 2021, “The Return of FOMO”
Silver Medal: Port, Matt Willey, Creative Director/Design/Publisher; Spring/Summer 2021, “10th Anniversary Issue: Matt Smith, Malachi Kirby, Katherine Waterston, Akala”
Gold medal: Hodinkee, Kristie Bailey Hayes, Art Director; June 2021, “Second Opinions”
Silver medal: The New York Times Magazine, Gail Bichler, Creative Director; August 1, 2021, “Matt Damon’s Disappearing Acts”
Gold medal: New York Magazine, Thomas Alberty, Design Director; June 7-20, 2021, “The Return of Everything”
Silver medal: Variety, Caleb Bennett, Freelance Art Director; March 10, 2021, “The Come Back”
For the full list of winners visit SPD.