SPD and D&AD awards shortlists

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Nobody’s ever going to agree on a perfect set of six magazine covers to represent a year of work, but this shortlist for the SPD Awards is pretty impressive in visual terms. There’s a graphic clarity (and notable lack of supporting text) that perhaps reflects the way covers get spread virally online today. Is the front cover morphing from poster to icon?

Check the SPD site for full shortlists; they’re appearing category by category.

Meanwhile in London the following shortlist of Magazine/Newspaper winners has been announced following yesterday’s D&AD Awards judging. All these publications have won at least the basic (new) wood or graphite pencil; yellow pencil winners will be revealed at the awards dinner later this year. Full list after the jump – congratulations all.

Aperture
Elephant 21
85 Years | 85 Ideas
Bloomberg Politics
Printed Pages 2014
The Forecast
The Forecast
Guestbook 8
The Happy Reader
Port
Publico
Seudeutsche Zeitung Magazine Covers
The Guardian Print with Digital
The New British iPad app
The New York Times Magazine – Oct. 12, 2014 – The Food Issue (pictured above)
The New York Times Magazine November 16, 2014 – In Praise of Failure
The New York Times Magazine – January 19, 2014 – Bully
The New York Times Magazine – Oct. 12, 2014 – The Food Issue
The New York Times Magazine – August 31, 2014 – Abortion by Mail (pictured above)
Metropoli
Wallpaper* August 2014
Wallpaper* March 2015 covers
Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2015
Wired December 2014
Wired September 2014 Cover
Wired September 2014
Wired December 2014 Cover
Harvard Design Magazine

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