Several recent ArtCenter College of Design publications have received awards in a series of global design, writing and branding competitions, the institution announced this week.
The college’s 2021-2022 Viewbook, used to recruit prospective students, earned top honors in the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ 50 Books 50 Covers competition, “which recognizes the best work in book and cover design as determined by AIGA and Design Observer,” ArtCenter said in a written statement.
“With nearly 700 book and cover design entries from 36 countries, the competition recognizes design excellence created during a year marked by unparalleled change,” the statement said.
The book was designed by the Los-Angeles-based studio ELLA, where the Viewbook design team of River Jukes-Hudson and Stephen Serrato are both ArtCenter Alums, according to the school.
The two-volume publications serve three purposes, representatives said.
“It conveys the key factors that differentiate the College from its peers; it represents the institution’s core values; and it emphasizes the individual experiences of its students,” the statement said.
Additionally, the Viewbook earned a gold award at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence competition, ArtCenter said.
“These peer-selected and adjudicated awards honor institutions worldwide whose talented staff have advanced their organizations through their resourcefulness and ingenuity,” the statement added.
The AIGA contest also recognized the catalogue Public Foundry, which was based on work from 2020 Typographers-in-Residence Joshua Trees, Yvan Martinez and Krister Olsson, according to ArtCenter The group worked out of ArtCenter’s Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter for six weeks.
And a branding campaign for the ArtCenter extension program earned a TDC award from The One Club for Creativity for recognition of “typographic excellence and innovation with the art and craft of typography and design,” the statement said. It was selected from entries submitted from five-dozen countries.
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