I've been meaning to start a blog for a while, but haven't because I didn't really know what to write about. Well, today I found out that one of the pieces I sent in for the 2011/12 FPO Awards was mentioned under the winners list. (Does that make me a winner? I mean I didn't win best of category? So is it just an horable mention? I don't really know, but I'm excited and let's just go with winner)
I'm beyond blown away by the fact that designers Louise Fili of Louis Fili Ltd, Robynn Raye of Modern Dog Design Co., and Mig Reyes of 37signals and printers Ben Levitz of Studio On Fire and Jeff Hernandez of Classic Color saw my work. Not to mention, LIKED IT! What!? My mind is blown and I'm so unbelievably humbled. Oh and happy. Did I mention I was happy? Of course I'm happy.
Once again, we were amazed by how well the combination of design judges and printer judges works. The best contrast was with offset and specialty printer expert Jeff Hernandez of Classic Color schooled everyone involved in the ins and outs of almost every project, while master typographer Louise Fili set an extremely high standard for what should be considered great typography.
Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.
See photos of the judging. My piece is on table 12.