HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. View the winners of the 2016 International Design Awards below, and subscribe today so that you can go behind the scenes with the top winners as soon as the printed issues lands in your mailbox in Spring 2017.
Outstanding Achievement Winners in the Editorial Category
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
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
Merit Winners in the Editorial Category
1. All That Remains: The Legacy of the World War II Japanese American Internment Camps
Design Firm Studio Hinrichs, San Francisco; www.studio-hinrichs.com | Creative Team Kit Hinrichs, art director; Dang Nguyen, designer; Terry Heffernan, photographer; Delphine Hirasuna, copywriter | Printer Blanchette Press | Client Hirasuna Editorial | Details All That Remains focuses on the abiding interest in the arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans held in U.S. internment camps during World War II.
2. Book: The Power of Beauty
Design Firm Candyshop, Vilnius, Lithuania; www.candyshop.lt | Creative Team Andrius Macikas, art director; Aurimas Grajauskas, designer; Tomas Kauneckas, photographer | Printer Balto Print | Client Olga Wiseman | Details The overall look and feel of the book invites and guides the reader through an exploration of the power of beauty.
3. Building Memories
Design Firm Achates 360 Pte Ltd, Singapore; www.achates360.com | Creative Team Chuan Yeo, art director; Henny Tjemerlang, Joseph Chan, Norsyafiqah Sabarrudin, designers; Koh Hong Teng, Jin Xiang Yang, illustrators; Lai Chee Kien, copywriter | Printer Ee Tai Press Pte Ltd | Client National Library Board | Details Building Memories is an interactive art book documenting the intrinsic histories, as well as personal and collective memories, of four Singapore national buildings that have helped shape the nation.
4. Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics
Design Firm Sussner Design Company, Minneapolis; www.sussner.com | Creative Team Derek Sussner, art director; Tanya Naylor, designer; Rockport Publishers | Client The Quarto Group | Details By shying away from the stereotypical green pot-leaf, the book promoted a sophisticated aesthetic that focused on approachability and interesting content.
5. Chew This Zine
Design Firm Visual Think, Salt Lake City; www.carolsogard.com | Creative Team Carol Sogard, art director/photographer/copywriter; Sydney Bishop, designer/illustrator/photographer/copywriter; Shutterstock, photography | Printer Printers Inc. | Client University of Utah Media Council | Details Chew This communicates to the general consumer the importance of understanding the impacts of their personal food consumption.
6. Correspondence in D Minor
Design Firm Rigsby Hull, Houston; www.rigsbyhull.com | Creative Team Lana Rigsby, art director/designer; Carmen Garza, designer | Printers RR Donnelley, Workhorse Printmakers | Clients James R. Dennis, Stephen F. Austin Press | Details The small-run book Correspondence in D Minor represents Texas novelist James R. Dennis’ debut as a poet.
7. Equation of Time
Organization/Client LIK USA, Las Vegas; www.lik.com, eot.lik.com | Details This epic collection of world-class photography showcases Peter Lik’s most stunning visions from the world around us—206 of which span an incredible 40 inches across.
8. Glory Days
Design Firm McCandliss and Campbell, New York City, www.mccandlissandcampbell.com | Creative Team Nancy Campbell, Trevett McCandliss, creative directors/designers; Tim Jones, art director; Zoe Berkovic photographer; Mindi Smith, stylist; Vivi Lapidus, hair and makeup | Client Earnshaw’s Magazine | Details This editorial showcases children’s fashion and was inspired by the joys of childhood.
9. Hamilton: The Revolution
Design Firm Headcase Design, Philadelphia; www.headcasedesign.com | Creative Team Paul Kepple, art director/designer; Max Vandenberg, designer; Josh Lehrer, Joan Marcus, Matthew Murphy, Frank Ockenfels, photographers; Jeremy McCarter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, copywriters; Lauren Nathan, editor (Melcher Media); Susan Lynch, production manager (Melcher Media); Chika Azuma, production artist | Clients Melcher Media, Grand Central Publishing | Details The text takes a more literate approach than the average making-of Broadway book, and we wanted the design to reflect that—so we used historically accurate fonts for the libretto, with their modern counterparts for the chapter text.
10. LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways for Designers in Social Innovation
Design Firm TwoPoints.Net, Hamburg, Germany; www.twopoints.net | Creative Team Lupi Asensio, Martin Lorenz, designers; Mariana Amatullo, lead editor; Bryan Boyer, Liz Danzico, Andrew Shea, editors; Jennifer May, managing editor; Alex Carswell, content editor; Erika Katrina Barbosa, research assistant; Autodesk Foundation, funder and content partner; VentureWell, funder; DAP/Distributed Art Publishers, distributor | Printer Agpograf Impressors | Client Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design | Details LEAP Dialogues captures leading voices with a focus on discussing career paths for designers.
11. Martyrs Newspaper—El Salvador
Design Firm/Client Underline Studio, Toronto; www.underlinestudio.com | Creative Team Fidel Peña, art director/designer; Claire Dawson, art director; Colin Faulkner, Paul Weeks, Harry Mattison, photographers; Elizabeth Brandt, copywriter | Details Underline Studio designed a newspaper to honor those martyred during El Salvador’s Civil War of 1979 to 1992.
12. Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art
Designers Renee Cagnina Haynes, Durham, NC; Julie Klugman Braude, Knoxville, TN | Printer Puritan Press, Inc. | Client Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University | Details Featuring the work of sixty artists and including 300 illustrations, the catalogue “Southern Accent” accompanies a major contemporary art exhibition that questions and explores the complex and contested space of the American South.
13. Tell A Story: Executing Design As Narrative
Design Firm/Client Studio O+A, San Francisco; www.o-plus-a.com | Creative Team Elizabeth Vereker, art director/designer; Olivia Ward, illustrator; Jasper Sanidad, Sakae Beers, photographers; Al McKee, copywriter | Details TELL A STORY takes the reader on a tour of O+A’s recent projects.
14. The Burger Belt
Design Firm Caliber Creative, Dallas; www.calibercreative.com | Creative Team Brandon Murphy, art director; Bret Sano, art director/designer; Bryan Cleghorn, designer/illustrator; Kaitlyn Canfield, designer; Jeremy Sharp, photographer; Wayne Geyer, copywriter; Karie Scuiller, account manager; Clampitt Paper | Printer Cockrell Enovation | Clients Jeremy Sharp, Wayne Geyer | Details Custom illustrations, gold foil, gilded edges, spot gloss varnish and spot gold adorn these holy burger pages.
15. The Little Book of Big Ideas
Design Firm NTHE REPUBLIK, Durham, NC; www.therepublik.net | Creative Team Robert Shaw West, creative director; Luke Rayson, art director/designer; Neil Hinson, copywriter | Client FHI | Details The firm wanted to show new prospects the backbone that keeps freight handling company FHI ahead of the competition.
16. Zine Mó
Design Firm Casa Rex, São Paulo, Brazil; www.casarex.com | Creative Team Gustavo Piqueira, art director/designer; Samia Jacintho, designer; Marianne Meni, assistant designer | Client Lote 42 | Details This publication presents its content through detachable pages, the shapes of which follow a flexible modular grid.