Art Direction for a Single Issue

Judges’ comments
GOLD: Winter 2017 New Trail

Clean, crisp, modern design, with strong graphic elements and typography. The cover and cover story uses black and white photographs to great effect. The design is elegant and highly readable, and there are places where they break out of the format to add some visual energy and diversity. Very solid design from front to back.

High marks for great packaging of content, smartly layered entry points and managing an incredibly diverse range of topics. Dramatic use of illustration (Byers, Sutherland, etc.) and beautiful photo essays elevate the occasional stock art.

SILVER: Designers of the Year Western Living Magazine

Solid, sophisticated design, strong imagery, and refined typography. They have a challenging visual ad environment (lots of noisy ads), but the editorial pages are designed to stand out and not compete. The result is a very harmonious design that is very in sync with the editorial voice.

Solid type, strong images and clean pages that give these elements space to breath make Western Living feel as luxurious as the interiors it profiles.  It serves its  audience exactly what they’d expect — minimal, clean design and beautifully edited set of images. The typographic choices make sense and use of white space is wonderful..

Winter 2017 GOLD WINNER

New Trail

by Marcey Andrews

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Designers of the Year SILVER WINNER

Western Living Magazine

by Paul Roelofs, creative director; Natalie Gagnon and Jenny Reed, associate art directors

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Canada 150 HONOURABLE MENTION

Eighteen Bridges

by Kim Larson

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Fall 2017 HM

LINK

by Richard Maruk

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July 2017, Canada 150 HM

WestJet Magazine

by Steve Collins, design director; Teresa Johnston, art director

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Spring 2017, Truth First HM

New Trail

by Marcey Andrews

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The Movement Issue HM

UAlberta Business

by Sarah Jackson

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Volume 2 HM

Canadian Rockies Annual

by Dee Larosa

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