You'll Love The Regional Design Annual If:
- You get inspired by seeing amazing graphic design
- You want to see what kind of work designers across the country have been creating this year
- You want to check out Steven Heller's analysis of the current state of design
It's back again! The 2012 Regional Design Annual is here, and it's better than ever. Now in it's 32nd year, it remains one of the most respected competitions for designers. Once again we've brought in big names to judge and selected the best work in the country to display in our biggest issue of the year. So check out the regions and judges below! PLUS: This year, to further distinguish each region, we turned to our resident type experts, Paul Shaw and Stephen Coles, to select six representative typefaces released in the United States this year.
The hardcopy version of this issue is available here.
The categories and judges for this year's Regional Design Annual are:
- Far West—Sagi Haviv, a partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar and the co-author of the book Identify (Print Publishing, 2011).
- Southwest—Sarah Gephart, a partner at MGMT. Design, a collaborative women-owned graphic design studio founded in 2002 and based in Brooklyn.
- Midwest—Nicole Jacek, an award-winning German graphic designer and the creative director of Karlssonwilker, with a roster of clients that includes Vitra, Mini/BMW, Ilaria Venturini Fendi, Adobe, and New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image.
- South—Renda Morton, a lead editorial designer in the digital-design department at The New York Times.
- East—Emily Oberman, cofounded the multidisciplinary studio Number Seventeen (with clients like Saturday Night Live, This American Life, and Freakonomics) and served on the national board of the AIGA (and as the president of its New York chapter)
- New York City—Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together as the Heads of State, creating posters, book covers, branding, and illustrations for such clients as The New York Times, Starbucks, the School of Visual Arts, and Penguin and bands like R.E.M., Wilco, and the National.
Print's Regional Design Annual is the most comprehensive survey of graphic design in the United States, containing more than 150 pages of award-winning work, and the only design annual organized by geography. See the best graphic design in the country, beautifully laid out for inspiration and enjoyment.