Publication Design 39 Judging Photos, 2004

Publication Design 39 Judging Photos, 2004 SPD50m1.jpgOne of the highlights of each SPD Publication Design annual is the collection of judges photo portraits, taken by an ongoing series of talented photographers. For many years the judges were photographed with their judging groups, generally five to six people who were assigned a specific series of pages to review. For most of the 00s, however, judges were photographed individually, in a highly-orchestrated assembly line style. If the judges look tired and haggard, it's because the photos were usually taken at the end of a long day of judging, after looking at literally thousands of examples of publication design.

For the 2004 judging, however, the Publication Design 39 co-chairs Carla Frank, Luke Hayman, and Mitch Shostak created a rock 'n' roll theme for the judges' photographs. The judging groups were photographed by stellar lensman Henry Leutwyler as rock bands, complete with guitars, microphones, and onstage theatrics. There was some serious thrashing and wailing as over 70 of the finest visual magazine makers did their best to recreate classic rock 'n' roll poses.

All photographs by Henry Leutwyler.

(ABOVE L-R): Emily Crawford, design director, Travel + Leisure; Amid Capeci, art director, Rolling Stone; Andy Cowles, creative director, IPC Media; Maxine Davidowitz, group art director, Rodale; Anke Stohlman, design director, Time Inc. Custom Publishing; Tom Brown, principal, TBA+D.

Pub 39 co chair Carla Frank remembers the judging and photographs: "Our judging event took place at Parsons that year--I remember we had just had a huge snowstorm and the temperatures outside were frigid. What a great group of judges we had. Everyone showed up excited and ready for a big judging, in spite of the weather.

Some of you may recall that we had a Rock n' Roll theme that year. Henry Leutwyler's terrific photographs capture the mood at the judging perfectly, which was cool and fun. Each one of the judges was a true rockstar!"

AremDuplessis.jpg(L-R): Yvette French, design director, IS & Hoop; Chris Dixon, art director, Studio Plural; Michael Mrak, design director, Discover; Arem Duplessis, art director, The New York Times Magazine; Eva Spring, art director, Real Simple; Claudia Marulanda, art director, Interior Design.

MelanieMclaughlin.jpg(L-R): Siobhan Hardy, design director, Lifetime; Alex Isley, principal, Alexander Isley, Inc.; Judith Christ-LaFond, design director, Scholastic; Richard Demler, art director, PC Magazine; Melanie McLaughlin, partner, M Studios; David Armario, creative director, David Armario Design.

FlorianBachleda.jpg(L-R): Florian Bachleda, design director, Vibe; Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram; Julie Weiss, art director, Vanity Fair; Holland Utley, design director, Glamour; Dan Josephs, creative director, Child; Theresa Griggs, art director, Entertainment Weekly.

DavidMatt.jpg(L-R): David Matt, design director, Men's Journal; Carin Goldberg, creative director, Time Inc. Custom Publishing; Sheri Geller, design director, Budget Living; Don Morris, principal, Don Morris Design; Robert Lesser, design director, CFO Magazine; Jaimey Easler, design director, Hemispheres.

DebBishop.jpg(L-R): Criswell Lappin, art director, Metropolis; Deb Bishop, design director, Martha Stewart Kids; Darrin Perry, creative director, Wired; Miranda Dempster, art director, Art+Auction; Fabrice Frere, creative director, City; Jean Griffin, group design director, Fairchild Publications.

HannahMcCaughey.jpg((L-R): Fiona McDonagh, director of photography, Entertainment Weekly; Scott Schy, design director, Everyday Food; Hannah McCaughey, creative director, Outside; Jean Coyne, executive editor, Communication Arts; Kristin Fitzpatrick, art director, O, The Oprah Magazine; Joseph Heroun, principal, H2C Design.

RobertNewman.jpg(L-R): Deanna Lowe, art director; Bernard Scharf, creative director, Departures; Robert Newman, design director, Fortune; Simon Esterson, principal, Esterson Associates; Mary Jane Fahey, partner, Fahey O'Connor Design; Lina Kutsovskaya, art director, Teen Vogue.

JoeleCuyler.jpg(L-R): Rodrigo Sanchez, art director, El Mundo Metropoli; Paul Carlos, partner, Pure + Applied; Jennifer Crandall, director of photography, GQ; Joele Cuyler, design director, Martha Stewart Living; Rina Migliaccio, creative director, People; Florentino Pamintuan, art director, Elle Decor.

FrancescaMessina.jpg(L-R): Robb Allen, creative director, Hachette Filipacchi Custom Publishing; Anna Egger-Schlesinger, design director, Architectural Record; Kayo Der Sarkissian, art director, Parenting; Francesca Messina, art director, Guideposts; David Herbick, principal, David Herbick Design; Darren Ching, creative director, PDN.

Interactive.jpg(L-R): Dixon Rohr, senior user interface designer, Time Inc. Interactive; Mike Harrington, design director, Meredith Interactive; Alex Knowlton, design director, Time Inc. Custom Publishing.

The producers.jpg(L-R): Carla Frank, design director, O, The Oprah Magazine; Mitch Shostak, principal, Shostak Studios; Luke Hayman, design director, New York; Ina Saltz, principal, Saltz Design; Diana LaGuardia, vice president, SPD; Bride Whelan, executive director, SPD; Paul Schrynemakers, creative director, iVillage.

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