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Portland Monthly Wins Seven National Prizes at the 2017 American Graphic Design Award

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October 24, 2017

NEW YORK– Portland Monthly is recognized with seven prizes at the prestigious national American Graphic Design Awards for design excellence by Graphic Design USA.

The American Graphic Design Awards is a nationwide, juried competition from one of the most respected design-industry resources. The awards have been presented for over five decades, and the judges are composed of industry leaders in all aspects of graphic design. Among the 2017 winners are Hearst Publications [including Town & Country, Seventeen, Veranda, Bazaar, Elle, Esquire, Marie Claire, O, Cosmopolitan], Conde Nast [including The New Yorker, Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair], PepsiCo, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and Major League Baseball.

Graphic Design USA’s prize announcement of the awards, including the individual issues of Portland Monthly that received the honors:

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your organization has been selected as a winner in the 2017 AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS. For more than five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions to spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Awards is the original and the flagship, open to the entire community: design firms, ad agencies, corporations, non-profits, institutions, freelancers, students, and more. It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. Just a shade under 10,000 entries were submitted; a highly selective 15% are recognized today with a Certificate of Excellence. In the rare case of multiple awards, a Certificate for each winning piece is enclosed.

Portland Monthly Magazine, Winterguide 2017 Cover

Portland Monthly Magazine, April 2017 Cover Design

Portland Monthly Magazine, Summerguide 2017 Feature – New Oyster Cult

Portland Monthly Magazine, Summerguide 2017 Cover

Portland Monthly Magazine, July/August 2017 Fiction – Surf Lung One

Portland Monthly Magazine, July/August 2017 Feature – Mid East Feast

Portland Monthly Magazine, September 2017 Cover

“Graphic design is among the fastest growing professions in this country,” said GDUSA Editor Gordon Kaye, “with its importance increasingly recognized in commerce, communications, culture. The winners of the 2017 American Graphic Design Awards are among the best and brightest the creative community has to offer. And Portland Monthly’s performance is exceptional: winning even one award is very rare and winning seven is downright remarkable, placing their art and design team among the biggest winners nationally.”

Portland Monthly also won multiple American Graphic Design Awards for Design Excellence in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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