SPD's 47th Gala Night, hosted this month on the 11th of May in Manhattan; this is a night to honor the exceptional art and design that goes into the creation of any and all editorial media. The Society of Publication Designers held their Annual Awards Gala to -what else? -award those responsible for "promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design," according to their website. This is the main aim of the SPD, although the flier for the event sardonically claims that the awards are for "Making magazines look nice" and such.
But this false modesty can't hide the fact that ALL of the big-name publications threw their gloves into the ring, so to speak, for the coveted award for "Magazine of The Year." Bloomberg covers were the majority Medal winners for Best Cover -one of which is an in-house favorite here at RR&Co.: Fredrik Broden's Put Your Head in the Cloud. Fredrik's cover also won Gold for Best Cover - Design. This honor is shared with Creative Director Richard Turley, Director of Photography David Carthas, and our own RR&Co Stylist, Julie Whitmire, and has made all of us at RR&Co. immensely proud of both our photo & production teams, not to mention a superstar client. Cheers, Bloomberg!