HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale—and every year we honor entries from all over the world. All 292 winning projects of the 2017 competition will gain international exposure in the Spring 2017 issue of the award-winning HOW magazine (subscribe today to get the issue on your doorstep!) and of course online.
From among more than 1,000 submissions, the judges selected one Best of Show winner and eight Outstanding Achievement winners. (Learn more about the judges of the 2017 International Design Awards.)
For fun, and for the first time ever for the International Design Awards, the team at HOW is asking all of you to weigh in as well and select one of these top winners to receive a Reader’s Choice award.
Until 12:00 pm EST on Thursday, January 12, 2017, we invite you to vote for one Reader’s Choice Award winner (survey located at the very end).
International Design Awards Reader’s Choice Contenders
Please remember to read the project descriptions, watch videos and enlarge any thumbnails before casting your vote!
1. Hello Ortho Playbook
Design Firm Test Monki, The Woodlands, TX; www.testmonki.com | Creative Team Suzy Simmons, Gabby Nguyen, art directors; Gabby Nguyen, designer; iStock, photography | Client Hello Ortho
Design Firm Casa Rex, São Paulo, Brazil; www.casarex.com | Creative Team Gustavo Piqueira, art director/designer; Samia Jacintho, Marianne Meni, assistant designers | Client Lote 42
3. Ringling College of Art and Design Viewbook
Company/Client Ringling College Design Center, Sarasota, Florida; www.ringling.edu | Creative Team Jennifer Mumford Brady, director; Holly Antoszewski, associate director; Anna Babayeva, Carlos Oliveras Colom, Russell Mank, concept/designers; Cooper Levey-Baker, editor; Forrest MacDonald, Matthew Holler, Jackson Ray Petty, photographers
4. The Franklin Hotel Identity
Design Firm THE REPUBLIK, Durham, NC; www.therepublik.net | Creative Team Robert Shaw West, creative director; Matt Shapiro, art director/designer | Client The Franklin Hotel
Company/Client Rossiya Segodnya, Infographic Studio, Moscow; www.ria.ru | Creative Team Alexandr Vershinin, creative director; Mikhail Simakov, supervisor; Anton Stepanov, art director; Alexandr Bogachev, editor; Maxim Petrov, 3D illustrator; Mikhail Shestakov, Vladimir Kononov, programmers; Anna Osyuk, cartographer
6. Wegustine Wedding
Design Firm Whiskey Design, Kansas City, MO; www.whiskeydesign.com | Creative Team Matt Wegerer, art director/designer; Micah Barta, illustrator; Austin Walsh Studio, Allison Wonderland Photographie, photography; Drunk Copywriter | Printer Vahalla Studios | Client Cindy Augustine, Matt Wegerer
7. Nike SNKRS Box Experience
Design Firm Hybrid Design, San Francisco; www.hybrid-design.com | Creative Team Caleb Kozlowski, Dora Drimalas, art directors; Brett Newman, Aaron Eiland, Mike Anderson, designers; Golden Wolf, animation production studio | Client Nike, Inc. | Details To celebrate the U.S. Basketball team going for the Gold, Hybrid Design partnered with Nike and Golden Wolf to create a one-of-kind boutique retail experience, featuring the Nike Air Foamposite One. This larger-than-life, digital sneaker box projected 4 sides of Air Foamposite One-inspired animation, visible from as far as the Bay Bridge. Inside, Sneakerheads were greeted with wall-sized animations and 20 years of Foamposite history beneath their feet. The space mirrored and magnified the contours of the shoe itself while plays of black and white, glossy and matte gave the space a futuristic yet timeless quality.
8. 1903 Harley-Davidson Café Poster Campaign
Design Firm Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto; www.zulualphakilo.com | Creative Team Zak Mroueh, chief creative officer; Allen Oke, executive creative director; Noel Fenn, associate creative director/art director/designer; Andrew Caie, associate creative director/writer; Greg Heptinstall, Brandon Dyson, Amanda Braun, Ashleigh O’Brien, studio artists; Laura Dubcovsky , Kari Macknight Dearborn, agency producers; Kerry McKibbin, Maya Adler, account team; Heidi Philip, Jamie Cuthbertson, strategists; Patrick Nichols, Noel Fenn, photographers; Jan Kelley, media agency; Stephanie Spinney, media team; Weber Shandwick, PR agency; Melissa Graham, Sophie Shin, Dana Frank, PR team; Toronto Ink Company, coffee ink production | Printer Flash Reproductions | Client Harley-Davidson Canada
9. SpaceX Rebranding
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