“Waves of Color” Stamp chosen for this year’s “Justified: AIGA Design Competition”

This summer a jury of renowned designers, chaired by Clement Mok, reviewed nearly 300 entries for this year’s “Justified: AIGA Design Competition.” The jury selected 14 case studies that best explain the design process, the role of the designer and the project’s effectiveness.

Studio A is proud to announce the “Waves of Color” stamps, designed with Michael Dyer, are among the 14 selected.

Read more about the competition, read judges comments and see the other selections at aiga.org/case-study-waves-of-color/

Classic Correspondence Kit

Thanks Neenah Paper! Yesterday their blog mentions a fun project we did for them and the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum! neenahpaperblog.com/2013/11/delve-with-delight-into-the-classic-correspondence-kit/

Bonus: If you look at the bottom of the left hand column, there’s a link to a video Design Army did for Neenah. Very cool!

AIGA 50

AIGA50

AIGA50

AIGA50

AIGA50

AIGA50

Print Regional Design Annual

Good news for Friday the 13th. Two stamps we art directed were selected for the 2013 Print Regional Design Annual. Congratulations also to designers Gail Anderson (Emancipation Proclamation) and the Kapitza Sisters (Kaleidoscope Flowers)!

Print Regional Design Annual 2013

Alvin Eisenman

There would be no Studio A without the encouragement, direction, and teachings of this remarkable man. Thank you Alvin Eisenman. nytimes.com/2013/09/11/nyregion/alvin-eisenman-graphic-design-educator-dies-at-92.html?_r=0.

“Lines in Long Array”

This has been a busy month! As we prepare to have one book go on press, another is delivered. We are very grateful to the National Portrait Gallery for selecting us to design this book of poetry commemorating the Civil War. The first part consists of commissioned works by contemporary poets (Paul Muldoon, Jorie Graham, Tracy K. Smith, Nikki Giovanni…) followed by photographs of Civil War battle locations by Sally Mann. The second part features poems of the late 19th century (Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Julia Ward Howe, Ambrose Bierce…) followed by Alexander Gardner photographs. It’s titled “Lines in Long Array” and we highly recommend it!

Lines in Long Array

Lines in Long Array

Lines in Long Array

Lines in Long Array

Lines in Long Array

Lines in Long Array

Studio A on Jeopardy!

Wow! We never thought our work would be part of a “Jeopardy” answer, but tonight that happened!

Studio A on Jeopardy

AIGA Gala in NYC

This past Friday night, Antonio had the honor of serving as emcee of this year’s AIGA Gala in NYC. Among the highlights, handing the honorees including Jessica Helfand, Stefan Sagmeister, and Lucille Tenezas their AIGA Medal for lifetime achievement. That’s him on stage trying to stay calm.

AIGA Gala, NYC

SITES Exhibition Prospectus

This afternoon, the printer delivered samples of an exhibition prospectus we designed for SITES in colaboration with the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center. Using archival photos, we tried to create a dynamic and energetic booklet that creates a tone that can be carried over into the exhibition design.

SITES Prospectus: I Want the Wide American Earth, An Asian Pacific American Story

SITES Prospectus: I Want the Wide American Earth, An Asian Pacific American Story

SITES Prospectus: I Want the Wide American Earth, An Asian Pacific American Story

SITES Prospectus: I Want the Wide American Earth, An Asian Pacific American Story

SITES Prospectus: I Want the Wide American Earth, An Asian Pacific American Story

SITES Prospectus: I Want the Wide American Earth, An Asian Pacific American Story

Emancipation Proclamation Stamp featured in “The Atlantic”

The Dean of Design writers Steven Heller gave us a bit of press in “The Atlantic” last week. It has pictures and everything! theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/01/a-more-perfect-stamp-designing-the-uspss-emancipation-proclamation-art/267268/