ID Awards 2006

American design journal ID has posted the results of its Best of 2006 competition.

The annual awards are said to be America’s most prestigious design competition and features outstanding work in eight categories including graphic design, packaging and consumer products. See here for the full rundown.

Best of catergory in graphics is the new identity for the Walker Art Centre developed by the museum’s design director Andrew Blauvelt with designer Chad Kloepfer.

[...] the identity functions as a kit of parts in which different fonts and textures can be assembled in endless permutations to run "like a piece of tape," as the entry explained, along the museum's shopping bags, business cards, letterhead, admission tickets—even the walls of the museum's parking garage. The jury was impressed that the identity allowed for infinite variations while maintaining an overall sense of coherence, and by the way it easily crossed from print to digital media.

Distinctions were awarded to five works including Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing designed by the world renowned Pentagram and several projects including the Believer literary magazine won honourable mentions.

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