We’d never have believed it ourselves if we hadn’t seen it liveblogged by our Fish-y brothers, but the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists beat out Metropolis, I.D. and Print in the General Excellence under 100,000 circulation category tonight at the Ellies. Nuclear war, more important than design? You’ve got to be kidding us. Still editor Mark Strauss seems like a pretty decent guy.
But design did have a big moment. In a fitting pairing, Milton Glaser presented the Design Award to the very worthy New York Magazine with this quote: “New York’s design is not about the grid, the typography, or the photography as much as it is an essential component of its editorial voice. Every aspect of the design, every element on every page, brings an integral part of the magazine’s content forward for its readers. Week after week it reflects the energies and experiences of New York in all its complexity and diversity.”
When accepting the award, NY Mag editor Adam Moss called Luke Hayman a traitor, for reasons we can’t possibly imagine.