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2019 Museum Publications Design Competition Winners

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The Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design

DecorativeNevada Museum of Art
Reno, NV
Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography
Designed by: Brad Bartlett Design

Exhibition Catalogues

First Prize

DecorativeArt Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection
Designed by: Studio Blue
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeSmithsonian American Art Museum
Washington DC
Diane Arbus: A Box of Ten Photographs
Designed by: Katy Homans
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeLocust Projects
Miami, FL
The 20th Anniversary Retrospective
Designed by: Ilona Creative Studio
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
Escher x Nendo I Between Two Worlds
Designed by: Dirk Hiscock
Institutional budget more than $1 million

National Gallery of Art
Washington DC
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Designed by: Margaret Bauer
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
Designed by: Gil Shuler Graphic Design
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
Designed by: Neil Donnelly and Ben Fehrman-Lee
Institutional budget more than $1 million

The Contemporary Austin
Austin, TX
Rodney McMillian: History is Present Tense
Designed by: David Chickey – Radius Books
Institutional budget more than $1 million

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
Colony: Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier Wars
Designed by: Thomas Deverall
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Georgia Museum of Art
Athens, GA
Clinton Hill
Designed by: Almanac
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Georgia Museum of Art
Athens, GA
Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann
Designed by: Goosepen Press
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA
The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Designed by: Lorraine Wild and Marina Mills Kitchen for Green Dragon Office
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Smart Museum of Art
Chicago, IL
The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side
Designed by: Aay Preston-Myint
Institutional budget more than $1 million

University of Idaho, Prichard Art Gallery
Moscow, ID
Whipping It Up, Collaborative Alchemy by Garth Amundsen & Pierre Gour
Designed by: Delphine Keim
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Posters

First Prize

DecorativeThe Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp
Designed by: Jean Tschanz-Egger
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Second Prize

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Double Exposure Posters
Designed by: Stephanie Fink
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Honorable Mention

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
Strategic Plan Posters
Designed by: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Annual Reports

First Prize

DecorativeVirginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, VA
A Year of: Transformation I FY18 Annual Report
Designed by: Virginia Aquarium
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Books

First Prize  

DecorativeAsian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco: Collection Highlights
Designed by: Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativePeabody Museum Press and Aperture
Cambridge, MA and New York, NY
Caspian: The Elements
Designed by: Duncan Whyte
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeMuseum of New Mexico Press
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Buried Cars
Designed by: David Skolkin
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

Museum of New Mexico Press
Santa Fe, NM
Painted Reflections
Designed by: Michael Motley
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide
Designed by: Jim Drobka
Institutional budget more than $1 million

The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Art Making with MoMA
Designed by: ALSO
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Museum of New Mexico Press
Santa Fe, NM
Albuquerque Museum History Collection: Only in Albuquerque
Designed by: Michael Motely
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Newsletters and Calendar of Events

First Prize

DecorativeSpencer Museum of Art
Lawrence, KS
View, Spring 2019 Issue
Designed by: Jeffrey McKee; Editor: Elizabeth Kanost; Photographer: Ryan Waggoner
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeFleming Museum of Art
Burlington, VT
Fleming Newsletter
Designed by: Chris Dissinger
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio, TX
Art Now
Designed by: Robert Salinas, DVS Design
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, OK
Making Modern America
Designed by: Bhadri Verduzco; Illustrations by: Jeremy Luther
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Magazines/Scholarly Journals

First Prize

DecorativeNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, DC
Women in the Arts magazine, Summer 2018
Designed by: Studio A
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Second Prize

Naples Botanical Garden
Naples, FL
Garden Member Magazine
Designed by: Sherri Morrison Creative Design
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Honorable Mention

White House Historical Association
Washington DC
White House History Quarterly, Presidential Sites (#50)
Designed by: Pentagram
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Hagley Museum and Library
Wilmington, DE
Hagley Magazine
Designed by: Adam Albright
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Invitations to Events

First Prize

DecorativeNaples Botanical Garden
Naples, Florida
Hats in the Garden Invitation
Designed by: Sherri Morrison Creative Design
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeSpringfield Museums
Springfield, MA
Pop! Gala invitation
Designed by: TSM Design
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
Purim Ball 2018 Invitation
Designed by: Topos Graphics
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT
In Memoriam Exhibition Announcement
Designed by: Pamela Howard, Firebrick Design
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Double Exposure preview invitations
Designed by: Muneera Gerald & Stephanie Fink
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, NY
“2018 Garden Party Invitation”
Designed by: Ann Sunwoo
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Press Kits, Marketing and Public Relations Material

Honorable Mention

New Haven Museum
New Haven, CT
Pardee-Morris House 2018 Summer Season Brochure
Designed by: Katie Piascyk
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Fundraising and Membership Material

First Prize

DecorativeMeadows Museum
Dallas, TX
The Color of Dreams I SMU Meadows Museum Masterpiece Gala
Designed by: Melissa Witt
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Second Prize

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
Purim Ball 2018 Program
Designed by: Topos Graphics
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Educational Resources

Honorable Mention

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Peacock in the Desert Family Activity Guide
Designed by: Muneera Gerald
Institutional budget more than $1 million

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
SCAD deFine Art 2018
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France
Institutional budget more than $1 million

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
Atlanta, GA
Dressing for Dystopia: The Handmaid’s Tale Costumes by Ane Crabtree
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France
Institutional budget less than $1 million

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
Atlanta, GA
Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Exhibition Collateral Materials

First Prize

DecorativePrinceton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ
Picturing Place in Japan
Designed by: Irma Ramirez
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Winston Salem, NC
“Dorothea Lange’s America” Tabloid
Designed by: Aaron Canipe
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
Give a damn.
Designed by: Jean Tschanz-Egger
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Claremont Museum of Art
Claremont, CA
Roland Reiss: Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories
Designed by: Susan Swan Guntner
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT
Art in Focus: John Goto
Designed by: Lyn Bell Rose
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Institutional Materials

First Prize

DecorativeFlorida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL
Florida Museum of Natural History General Brochures
Designed by: Andreina Hornez, David Leemon, and Hollis Wooley
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Innovations in Print

DecorativeGetty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions
Designed by: IN-FO.CO

DecorativeThe Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art & Science
Designed by: Barbara Glauber, Heavy Meta 

DecorativeNational Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
The Field Revisited
Designed by: Stuart Geddes

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