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2020 Museum Publications Design Competition Winners

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The Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design

George Eastman Museum
Rochester, NY
David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire
Designed by: Design Monsters

Exhibition Catalogues

First Prize

Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
Nineteen Nineteen
Designed by: Kimberly Varella, Content Object
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeNational Gallery of Victoria
Victoria, Australia
Darren Sylvester: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something
Designed by: Dirk Hiscock
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeTarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
Rachel Monosov: We Are Almost There
Designed by: Kaen Henry, Grace O’Brien, and Jeonghyun Kim
Institutional budget less than $1 million

DecorativeBard Graduate Center
New York, NY
French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
Designed by: Irma Boom Office
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic
Designed by: Thomas Deverall
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”
Designed by: design & art direction, OK-RM; consultation, archive research & design development, PLAYLAB, INC.; archive design & layout, MCA Chicago design team
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Bard Graduate Center
New York, NY
Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars
Designed by: Bard Graduate Center
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics
Designed by: Catherine Lorenz
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Storm King Art Center
New Windsor, NY
Mark Dion: Follies
Designed by: Jeffrey Jenkins
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, VA
Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
Designed by: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Institutional budget more than $1 million

CSUF Grand Central Art Center
Santa Ana, CA
Cognate Collective: Regionalia
Designed by: Stephen Serrato / ELLA
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Binghamton University Art Museum
Binghamton, NY
Seymour Chwast: Works of War
Designed by: Blažo Kovačević
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
Baltimore, MD
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers
& Packages, 1951-1954
Designed by: Margaret Re
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Posters

Honorable Mention

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Washington DC
Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II
Designed by: Jeanne Krohn / Krohn Designs
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Annual Reports

First Prize

DecorativeWadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Annual Report 2019
Designed by: WondriskaRusso
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Second Prize

Field Museum
Chicago, IL
2018 Annual Report to Donors
Designed by: Bark Design
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT
Florence Griswold Museum 2019 Annual Report
Designed by: Lisa Reneson/Two Sisters Design
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Books

First Prize

DecorativeQatar Museums
Doha, Qatar
National Museum of Qatar
Designed by: Randa Takieddine
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeUniversity of Washington Press
Seattle, WA
Seattle Style
Designed by: Clara Berg
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

Exploratorium
San Francisco, CA
The Art of Curiosity
Designed by: Weldon Owen
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Lucid Art Foundation
Inverness, CA
Gordon Onslow Ford – A Man on a Green Island
Designed by: Rob Hugel, Little Hill 2.0
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Museum of New Mexico Press
Santa Fe, NM
Perdido
Designed by: David Skolkin
Institutional budget more than $1 million

The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw
Designed by: Binocular
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Spencer Museum of Art
Lawrence, KS
Inquiries
Designed by: Jeffrey McKee; Editor, Joey Orr; Photographer, Ryan Waggoner
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Clausen Memorial Museum
Petersburg, AK
Tin Can Country: Southeast Alaska’s Historic Salmon Canneries
Designed by: Sarah Asper-Smith, ExhibitAK
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Newsletters and Calendar of Events

First Prize

DecorativeSpencer Museum of Art
Lawrence, KS
View, Spring 2020 Issue
Designed by: Jeffrey McKee; Editor, Elizabeth Kanost; Photographer, Ryan Waggoner
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeBard Graduate Center
New York, NY
Public Programs Spring Calendar 2019
Designed by: Bard Graduate Center
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Calendar
Designed by: WondriskaRusso
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Bard Graduate Center
New York, NY
Public Programs Fall Calendar 2019
Designed by: Bard Graduate Center
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Magazines/Scholarly Journals

First Prize

DecorativeSmithsonian Archives of American Art
Washington, DC
Archives of American Art Journal (Fall 2019 issue)
Designed by: Polygraph Creative
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Second Prize

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Fine Arts Magazine: Ed Hardy / Summer 2020
Designed by: Em Dash
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Honorable Mention

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at the Tang Teaching Museum issue 3 (2019)
Designed by: Linked by Air
Institutional budget more than $1 million

White House Historical Association
Washington DC
White House History Quarterly, Mid-Century Fashion and the First Ladies: From Ready-to-Wear to Haute Couture
Designed by: Pentagram
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Invitations to Events

First Prize

DecorativeCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, NY
“2019 Garden Party Invitation”
Designed by: Ann Sunwoo
Institutional budget more than $1 million 

Second Prize

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Washington DC
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Designed by: Nancy Hacskaylo
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Casa del Herrero
Santa Barbara, CA
2019 Feria Andalusia Event Invitation
Designed by: Karen Sketch
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Press Kits, Marketing and Public Relations Material

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Fundraising and Membership Material

First Prize

DecorativeSmithsonian National Museum of African Art
Washington DC
African Art Awards 2019 program
Designed by: Lisa Buck Vann
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeCasa del Herrero
Santa Barbara, CA
Spring Appeal 2019
Designed by: Karen Sketch
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Educational Resources

First Prize

DecorativeSmithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery
Washington DC
#BecauseOfHerStory
Designed by: Robert Killian
Institutional budget more than $1 million

DecorativeSCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
Atlanta, GA
Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey curriculum guide
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD); Atlanta
and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

United States Botanic Garden
Washington DC
Green House: Introductory Guide for Educators
Designed by: Carolyn Donarski/National Center for Appropriate Technology; graphic designer, Amy Smith
Institutional budget more than $1 million 

Honorable Mention

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
Mark Wallinger curriculum guide
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France
Institutional budget more than $1 million

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
Atlanta, GA
Form & Function: Shoe Art by Chris Francis curriculum guide
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD); Atlanta
and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Exhibition Collateral Materials

First Prize

DecorativeBard Graduate Center
New York, NY
French Fashion, Women, and the First World War Exhibition Guide
Designed by: Irma Boom Office
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Second Prize

Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center
Manchester, NH
A MOMENT OF TIME Sculpture by Nick Hollibaugh
Designed by: Annee Giard; project manager Maggie Dimock
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA
Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich Family Guide
Designed by: Shar Huston
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Institutional Materials

First Prize

DecorativeBard Graduate Center
New York, New York
Fashion and Justice Workshop
Designed by: Jerome Harris for Bard Graduate Center
Institutional budget less than $1 million

Honorable Mention

Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT
New Visitor Guide to Florence Griswold Museum
Designed by: Lisa Reneson/Two Sisters Design
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Asheville Art Museum
Asheville, NC
Envisioning the Future
Designed by: Susan Rhew Design Inc.
Institutional budget more than $1 million

Innovations in Print

DecorativeExploratorium
San Francisco, CA
The Art of Curiosity
Designed by: Weldon Owen

DecorativeStorm King Art Center
New Windsor, NY
Mark Dion: Follies
Designed by: Jeffrey Jenkins

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