2017 Museum Publications Design Competition Winners

Superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications are recognized through the Museum Publications Design Competition, the only national juried competition of its kind. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission, or special features. Judges included graphic designers, museum professionals, and/or publishers. 

The Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
Designed by: OK-RM

Exhibition Catalogues

First Prize

National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959-1971
Designed by: Margaret Bauer
Budgets More than $750,000

David Winton Bell Gallery- Brown University
Providence, RI
Dead Animals or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art
Designed by: Malcolm Grear Design
Budgets Less than $750,000

Second Prize     

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints   
Designed by: Amy McFarland
Budgets More than $750,000

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
Bruce Conner: It’s All True
Designed by: James Williams
Budgets More than $750,000

Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
The Neapolitan Créche at the Art Institute of Chicago
Designed by:The Grillo Group, Inc.
Budgets More than $750,000 

Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
Kahn & Selesnick:Truppe Fledermaus
Designed by: Jason Dilworth
Budgets Less than $750,000

Honorable Mention

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

David Hockney: Current
Designed by: Thomas Deverall
Budgets More than $750,000

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
Isaac Mizrahi
Designed by: J. Abbott Miller with Andrew Walters and Yoon Young Chai, Pentagram
Budgets More than $750,000

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Sons & Father: Engravings by John McWilliams
Designed by: Dave Wofford, Horse & Buggy Press
Budgets Less than $750,000

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here
Designed by: Mark Lawrence, Gil Shuler Graphic Design
Budgets Less than $750,000 

Posters

First Prize

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Washington, DC
A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Designed by: Jeanne Krohn
Budgets More than $750,000 

Honorable Mention

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Graphic Masters
Designed by: Natali Wiseman
Budgets More than $750,000

La Jolla Historical Society
La Jolla, CA
Cows on the Beach
Designed by: Kelly Johnston
Budgets More than $750,000

Annual Reports

First Prize   

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
New York, NY
Year in Review 2015-2016
Designed by: Kate Dewitt and Nicholas Law
Budgets More than $750,000 

Second Prize    

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Annual Report 2015
Designed by: Wingard Creative
Budgets More than $750,000 

Honorable Mention

Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL
Florida Museum of Natural History Annual Report 2015-2016
Designed by: Andreina Hornez, Florida Museum of Natural History
Budgets More than $750,000

New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Museum of Art 2015 Annual Report
Designed by: Mary Degnan
Budgets More than $750,000 

Books

First Prize     

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
Blue Boy & Co.: European Art at the Huntington   
Designed by: Abbott Miller, Yoon-Young Chai, Jesse Kidwell, and Clara Scruggs of Pentagram
Budgets More than $750,000            

Boise Art Museum
Boise, ID
A Life Told Through Pictures         
Designed by: Geoffrey Beard
Budgets More than $750,000 

Second Prize

Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archives
Designed by: Catherine Lorenz
Budgets More than $750,000

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum
Hamden, CT
Famine Folios: Series Three       
Designed by: Rachel Foley
Budgets Less than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Museums of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
Designed by: James Goggin, Practise
Budgets More than $750,000

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
The Chef’s Canvas
Designed by: Varick Rosete
Budgets More than $750,000

National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
Documenting the Salon: Paris Salon Catalogs, 1673-1945
Designed by: Brad Ireland
Budgets More than $750,000 

National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
America’s National Gallery of Art
Designed by: Kelly Doe
Budgets More than $750,000

Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, MA
Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia
Designed by: Harvard Art Museums Design Department
Budgets More than $750,000 

Newsletters and Calendar of Events

First Prize

Spencer Museum of Art
Lawrence, KS
Phase Spring 2017 Issue   
Designed by: Spencer Museum of Art
Budgets More than $750,000 

Second Prize    

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
Jewish Museum Members Newsletter
Designed by: Topos Graphics; Margot Laborde and James Oates, The Jewish Museum
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention   

Glensheen
Duluth, MN   
Lookbook (Vol. 1)
Designed by: Scottie Gardonio
Budgets More than $750,000 

The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, LA
The Historic New Orleans Quarterly
Designed by: Alison Cody Design
Budgets More than $750,000

Magazines/Scholarly Journals

First Prize    

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX                          
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Magazine, Issue 7: “Dance”
Designed by: Pentagram Design and Phenon Finley-Smiley the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Budgets More than $750,000 

Second Prize    

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR
C Member Magazine
Designed by: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention   

Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA
Core Magazine, 2016
Designed by: studio1500
Budgets More than $750,000

International Foundation for Art Research
New York, NY
IFAR Journal
Designed by: Alice Fisk MacKenzie
Budgets Less than $750,000

Invitations to Events  

First Prize

Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
2016 Gala, Auction, and Dance Party         
Designed by: Leeann Leftwich
Budgets More than $750,000 

Second Prize

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, MD
The Walters Gala & Party 2016
Designed by: Johanna Biehler
Budgets More than $750,000 

Honorable Mention

Telfair Museums
Savannah, GA
Modern Lights – Telfair Ball
Designed by: Holly Akkerman
Budgets More than $750,000

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
The SAM Gala
Designed by: Rush Fay
Budgets More than $750,000

Noble Maritime Collection
Staten Island, NY
The 28th Annual Noble Art Auction
Designed by: Ciro Galeno, Jr.
Budgets Less than $750,000

Marco Island Historical Society
Marco Island, FL
Marco Island’s Pioneer Era Exhibit Reception
Designed by: Sherri Morrison Creative Design
Budgets Less than $750,000 

Press Kits, Marketing and Public Relations Material

First Prize   

Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY             
Subway Marketing Campaign: Tales of our Time Exhibition       
Designed by: Lisa Naftolin
Budgets More than $750,000 

Second Prize 

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
Print Advertisements for Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design
Designed by: Baptiste David; James Oates, The Jewish Museum
Budgets More than $750,000 

Honorable Mention

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, MD

A New View of One West 
Mount Vernon Place
Designed by: Johanna Biehler and Tony Venne
Budgets More than $750,000

Fundraising and Membership Material

First Prize

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Washington, DC
Destination Moon
Designed by: Catalone Design
Budgets More than $750,000

Second Prize

Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum Capital Campaign Brochure
Designed by: Lisa Naftolin
Budgets More than $750,000 

Honorable Mention

Concord Museum
Concord, MA
Revolution: The Campaign for the Concord Museum
Designed by: Jeffrey Williamson Design
Budgets More than $750,000

Educational Resources

First Prize     

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists: A Drawing Book for Kids       
Designed by: Cally Bennett
Budgets More than $750,000                  

Second Prize

Carnegie Museum of Art
Pittsburgh, PA
Art Cat’s Sketchbook
Designed by: Norene Walworth
Budgets More than $750,000 

Honorable Mention   

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
Kids Gallery Guide
Designed by: Baptiste David and James Oates
Budgets More than $750,000

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Atlanta and Savannah Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France
deFINE ART 2016, SCAD Museum of Art curriculum guide
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Budgets More than $750,000

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Atlanta and Savannah Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France
Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
curriculum guide
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Budgets More than $750,000                

Exhibition Collateral Materials

First Prize

San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose, CA
Tabaimo: Her Room           
Designed by: Connie Hwang
Budgets More than $750,000 

Second Prize

Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY
Program Guide for Tales of Our Time Exhibition
Designed by: Janice Lee
Budgets More than $750,000 

Honorable Mention

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Graphic Masters in-gallery guide
Designed by: Nina Mettler; Illustrations by Tim Marsden
Budgets More than $750,000

Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY
Program Guide: But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise
Designed by: Marcia Fardella
Budgets More than $750,000

Institutional Materials

First Prize

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
The Architecture of Josef Paul Kleihues       
Designed by: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Budgets More than $750,000

Second Prize

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
Renovation Identity: Refresh, Rebuild, Revisit
Designed by: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Budgets More than $750,000

Innovations in Print

Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
Explodity: Sound, Image, and Word in Russian Futurist Book Art
Designed by: Kurt Hauser
Budgets More than $750,000

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX                          
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Magazine, Issue 7: “Dance”
Designed by: Pentagram Design and Phenon Finley-Smiley The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Budgets More than $750,000