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SPD Announces Award Finalists

The Society of Publication Designers have announced the finalists for their 48th annual awards. These awards — gold and silvers will be dished out to the winners on Friday, May 10, at Cipriani Wall Street — recognize the people who make the magazines and digital publications that we love look amazing.

Below are a few of the nominations, but for the full list (it’s quite large, in fact, we think we were nominated) click through.

Magazine of The Year

Bon Appétit, Alex Grossman, Creative Director
Fast Company, Florian Bachleda, Design Director
GQ, Fred Woodward, Design Director
New York, Thomas Alberty, Design Director
W, Alex Gonzalez, Creative Director; Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director

Design – Cover

Metropoli, Rodrigo Sanchez, Art Director; October 25, 2012, “Looper”
New York, Thomas Alberty, Design Director; November 12, 2012, “The City and the Storm”
The New York Times Magazine, Arem Duplessis, Design Director; June 3, 2012, “The Innovation Issue”
The New York Times Magazine, Arem Duplessis, Design Director; January 29, 2012 ,“Israel vs Iran”
The New York Times Magazine, Arem Duplessis, Design Director; December 23, 2012, “Jerry Seinfeld”

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Fast Company Names New Creative Director Florian Bachleda And Photo Editor Leslie Dela Vega

Fast Company is welcoming two new additions to its staff: Florian Bachleda is joining the magazine as creative director and Leslie dela Vega comes aboard  as photography director.

Bachleda has formerly served as president of the Society of Publication Designers in addition to working as creative director of Latina and Vibe. He also has his own firm, FB Design, which has worked closely with the likes of Condé Nast, Time Inc., Hearst, and The New York Times.

Dela Vega previously worked for Essence magazine as its director of photography after a stint as the national photo editor for Time and deputy photo editor at Teen People. Dela Vega worked alongside Bachleda at Vibe where the two received one of two first place awards for ASME’s 2006 Best Celebrity Cover.

Fast Company has also brought on a new senior editor, Nancy Cook, formerly of Newsweek, as well as staff editor Emily Biuso from The New York Times Magazine.

As the magazine editor Robert Safian puts it, they are “investing in additional talent.”

Latina Magazine Reclaims “Wise Latina” Phrase With Commemorative Shirts

wise latina.jpgFor better or worse, the term “Wise Latina” entered our vernacular during Sonia Sotomayor‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearings earlier this summer.

The phrase — originally uttered by Sotomayor to inspire other Latinas — was taken out of context and turned into something that could be easily mocked. Now, Latina magazine and its editor-in-chief Mimi Valdes-Ryan want to take back “Wise Latina.”

Valdes-Ryan came up with the idea for the magazine’s Wise Latina t-shirts after Latina‘s creative director Florian Bachleda voiced outrage over the use of term during the confirmation hearings, she told FishbowlNY recently. When she proposed the idea of commemorative shirts, her staff clapped and cheered.

“We just wanted to make sure that that phrase was not looked upon negatively,” she said. “We wanted to make sure that our audience could take it and feel empowered by it.”

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