SPD 45: The Design Annual For iPad

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The Society of Publication Designers is proud to announce the debut of its first iPad app: SPD 45. This utility-based app is a enhanced companion to our 45th annual hardcover annual featuring the best in editorial design, photography and illustration in print and digital. Selected by a jury of more than 40 exemplary visual journalists, the award winning work showcased in SPD 45 received merit awards for achievement, Silver awards for distinctive achievement, or Gold awards for Excellence. Also included in the app are the Magazine of the Year winner and finalists, the winners of the 2009 SPOTS illustration competition, and the winners of the SPD Student Design and Photo Competition. Download the iPad app here in iTunes.

This is the "director's cut" of the PUB 45: featuring more work, expanded examples from the winners, and the essential resource for connecting great work to the creatives responsible--all searchable by credits and tags. You can also filter all the work by Gold medal, Silver medal and Merit. 

Features in the app include:
     - Search for work based on credits and tags.
     - Filter work by Gold medal, Silver medal, and Merit.
     - View work full screen, tap for full credits.
     - Press-and-hold thumbnails for quick credit view.
     - Tap credits or tags to trigger search results of similar work.

Submit your design work now for a chance to be be included in the next annual competition at SPD.org/awards

SPD 45 was designed by Josh Klenert and developed by Balance Software working from IA by Dominic Poon and data conversion/iOS database design by Mark Kociscin. Web fonts in the app are from Font Bureau via Webtype. The video above was shot, edited and animated by David Sherwinter and Ryan Bucci. Music by Crugie.

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Questions about the app? Have a look at our FAQs here.
  • Good information here. I will post these information to my facebook page. It is really very informative for others.

  • Hector Ramirez

    Because it is not free?

  • Erik Spooner

    This is one of the best executions of an app built from editorial content that I've come across. Love it, use it, enjoy it, find new things in it every time I open it.

  • willstud

    Have it.....it's amazing!

  • Anjan Das

    Ditto Kevin! Its a great idea to have the whole annual on iPad. Cant wait to have it.

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