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 Winner in the Invitations Category
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
Merit Winners in the Invitations Category
Design Firm Cynda Media Lab, New York City; www.cyndamedia.com | Creative Team C.J. Yeh, art director; Christie Shin, designer | Client Fashion Institute of Technology | Details #TYPE is the first annual exhibition of the Creative Technology program at the Fashion Institute
2. 2016 Opening Day Mailer
Company/Client MSA Architects, Cincinnati; www.msaarch.com | Creative Team Michael Schuster, art director/copywriter; Katelyn Gunderson, designer/illustrator/copywriter; Hannah Anderson, illustrator | Printer Graphic Village | Details MSA Architects’ in-house team designs a self-mailer each year for their clients and contacts in celebration of the Cincinnati Reds’ opening day game.
3. Adventures of Wyatt
Designer Heather Cranston, Thunder Bay, Ontario; http://cranston.dribbble.com | Printer Everlovin’ Press | Client Wyatt’s Parents | Details One part literary classic, one part old western—this pulp fiction–inspired letterpress piece announced little Wyatt’s arrival to the world.
4. Art in the Garden
Design Firm WPA Pinfold, Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K.; www.wpa-pinfold.co.uk | Creative Team Myles Pinfold, creative director; Tom Walshaw, art director; Patrick Holmes, designer | Client Holmfirth Art Week | Details Art in the Garden is a fringe art event, part of Holmfirth Art Week, which is held every year in support of the Macmillan trust.
5. Hanigan & Johnson Reward Card
Design Firm Test Monki, The Woodlands, TX; www.testmonki.com | Creative Team Suzy Simmons, art director; Gabby Nguyen, art director/designer | Client Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics | Details The H&J brand identity theme is cycling, so their new reward card was named “Rack Up the Smiles.”
6. Kibota-Meshkinpour Wedding & Family Identity
Design Firm PS Design, Irvine, CA; www.psdesign.com | Creative Team Petre Spassov, art director/designer/illustrator/photographer/copywriter; Rebecca Spassov, production | Printer Czar Press | Client Kibota-Meshkinpour family | Details The concept was to meld subtle mid-century modern forms with a geometric aesthetic.
7. Latitude Impact Cards
Design Firm/Client Latitude, Minneapolis; www.latitudeelevates.com | Creative Team Jon Stone, creative director; Jason Strong, executive creative director; Theresa Ptak, Levi Lowell, Sean Cooley, designers; Lisa Hall, copywriter | Details Latitude is the only creative agency that invests 50% of profits into empowering people worldwide.
8. SARANKCO Holiday Cards
Design Firm/Client SARANKCO, New York City; www.sarankco.com | Creative Team Steven Rank, Johnny Lim, Susan Hildebrand, art directors; Kevin Clements, Susan Hildebrand, Alex Jung, Johnny Lim, Justin Lucey, Cristin Luck, Laura Stauber, Justin Winslow, designers; Lucas Chilczuk, photographer | Printer DataGraphic | Details SARANKCO designed a limited-edition set of note cards to inspire friends and colleagues to give back.