The Society of Publication Designers

The Society of Publication Designers The Society of Publication Designers is a vital resource serving our expansive network of creative professionals, strengthening the editorial design community and shaping the future of visual culture.

The Society of Publication Designers is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Our members are art directors, designers, photo editors, editors and graphics professionals. Since drafting its charter in 1965, the SPD remains the only organization specifically addressing the visual concerns of print and online editorial professionals.The efforts of the Society and its members also serve to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of magazines and online publications. Editorial design plays a crucial role in shaping and documenting this information and in turn, our common history.

Hey students 👋 There's only one week left to enter the SPD-U Show & Tell Competition! Forget rules and forget formula...
06/14/2019

Hey students 👋 There's only one week left to enter the SPD-U Show & Tell Competition! Forget rules and forget formulas; just show us your best editorial design. Enter by Friday, June 21st. Learn more here: https://www.spd.org/student-outreach/show-and-tell-2019

If you haven't plugged in to the upcoming ModMagNYC event, there's still time to get tickets and visit their MagMagMag p...
05/27/2019
ModMagNYC update - magCulture

If you haven't plugged in to the upcoming ModMagNYC event, there's still time to get tickets and visit their MagMagMag pop-up shop. ModMagNYC is a daylong celebration of magazines, with a stellar lineup of magazing makers sharing wisdom and inspiration. It's this Wednesday, May 29 at Parsons School in Manhattan. Sponsored by magCulture,AIGA NY, and Parsons. The MagMagMag pop-up shop is a mini version of the legendary magCulture shop in London. Open until June 1 at Vitsoe, 17 W. 8th Street (Manhattan), it's filled with the best and coolest indie mags from around the world.

Join us on Wednesday 29 May for the second ModMagNYC, presented by magCulture in collaboration with Parsons School of Design and AIGA NY. Have you booked your ticket yet? Hear top magazine makers share their work and experience, and address our theme, What is a ‘Magazine’ today? at our annual ce...

Photos from The 54th Annual SPD Awards Gala Photo Booth. Many thanks to our photo booth photographer, Ari Michelson - ww...
05/15/2019

Photos from The 54th Annual SPD Awards Gala Photo Booth. Many thanks to our photo booth photographer, Ari Michelson - www.arimichelson.com

Congratulations to The New York Times Magazine for being honored at Friday night's Society of Publication Designers Pub5...
05/04/2019

Congratulations to The New York Times Magazine for being honored at Friday night's Society of Publication Designers Pub54 awards gala as BRAND OF THE YEAR. And congrats to design director Gail Bichler and photography director Kathy Ryan.

Congratulations to The California Sunday Magazine for being honored at Friday night's Society of Publication Designers P...
05/04/2019

Congratulations to The California Sunday Magazine for being honored at Friday night's Society of Publication Designers Pub54 awards gala as MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR (for the second year in a row!). And congrats to creative director Leo Jung and photography director Jacqueline Bates.

FInalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is The New York Times Magazine. Winners announced...
05/02/2019

FInalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is The New York Times Magazine. Winners announced Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

FInalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is New York. Winners announced Friday, May 3 at t...
05/02/2019

FInalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is New York. Winners announced Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

FInalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is National Geographic. Winners announced Friday,...
05/02/2019

FInalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is National Geographic. Winners announced Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

FInalist #2 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is The California Sunday Magazine. Winners announ...
05/02/2019

FInalist #2 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is The California Sunday Magazine. Winners announced Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

FInalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is Bon Appetit. Winners announced Friday, May 3 a...
05/02/2019

FInalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers BRAND OF THE YEAR is Bon Appetit. Winners announced Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine. Winner announc...
05/02/2019

Finalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times for Kids. Winner announc...
05/02/2019

Finalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times for Kids. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is New York. Winner announced this Friday, May...
05/02/2019

Finalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is New York. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #2 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is Howler. Winner announced this Friday, May 3...
05/02/2019

Finalist #2 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is Howler. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The California Sunday Magazine. Winner anno...
05/02/2019

Finalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The California Sunday Magazine. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine. Winner announc...
05/02/2019

Finalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times for Kids. Winner announc...
05/02/2019

Finalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times for Kids. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is New York. Winner announced this Friday, May...
05/02/2019

Finalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is New York. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #2for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is Howler. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 ...
05/02/2019

Finalist #2for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is Howler. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The California Sunday Magazine. Winner anno...
05/02/2019

Finalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The California Sunday Magazine. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at the #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine. Winner announc...
05/02/2019

Finalist #5 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times Magazine. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times for Kids. Winner announc...
05/02/2019

Finalist #4 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The New York Times for Kids. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is New York. Winner announced this Friday, May...
05/02/2019

Finalist #3 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is New York. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #2 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is Howler. Winner announced this Friday, May 3...
05/02/2019

Finalist #2 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is Howler. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Finalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The California Sunday Magazine. Winner anno...
05/02/2019

Finalist #1 for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year is The California Sunday Magazine. Winner announced this Friday, May 3 at #Pub54 Awards Gala in NYC.

Are you a brave soul interested in the publishing industry? Then march on down to SPD-U’s Student Portfolio Review. Ou...
04/18/2019

Are you a brave soul interested in the publishing industry? Then march on down to SPD-U’s Student Portfolio Review. Our crack team of seasoned publishing veterans will share the strategies and tactics necessary to whip your portfolio into shape on Friday, May 10th. Space is limited. Learn more and register here: https://www.spd.org/student-outreach/portfolio-review-spring-2019

Join us next Thursday, April 25th for our Happy Hour hosted by GQ's Matt Martin, Jared Schwartz, and Keir Novesky. We ho...
04/17/2019

Join us next Thursday, April 25th for our Happy Hour hosted by GQ's Matt Martin, Jared Schwartz, and Keir Novesky. We hope to see you there!

‪Hey SPD Members! You have until Friday, April 26th to cast your vote for the only Gold Medal chosen by the members of...
04/13/2019

‪Hey SPD Members! You have until Friday, April 26th to cast your vote for the only Gold Medal chosen by the members of our society. See all the entries and cast your vote for the #SPD54 Members’ Choice: Best Cover award here: https://www.spd.org/54-members-choice‬

The #SPD54 Gala is 1️⃣ month away! Please join us for publishing's biggest night as we celebrate the best work of 20...
04/03/2019

The #SPD54 Gala is 1️⃣ month away! Please join us for publishing's biggest night as we celebrate the best work of 2018. Get your tickets here: https://www.spd.org/54gala

The last two issues of Eye Magazine focus on art direction and magazine design. SPD chatted with Editor, John L. Walters...
03/27/2019

The last two issues of Eye Magazine focus on art direction and magazine design. SPD chatted with Editor, John L. Walters and Art Director, Simon Esterson about this two-part special. Read all about it here: https://www.spd.org/behind-the-scenes/eye-96-and-eye-97

03/26/2019
March 2019 Happy Hour

Join us this Thursday, March 28th for our Happy Hour hosted by Chris Cristiano, Design Director, Bon Appétit and Jared Schwartz, Visuals Editor, GQ and GQ Style. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 28th | 7:00PM-9:00PM
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