The FPO Awards — celebrating the best print work from around the world during 2012 – 13 — are now open and accepting entries. Judges: Art Chantry, Pum Lefebure of Design Army, DJ Stout of Pentagram, David Dodde of House Industries, and Brad Murph of Vertallee Letterpress / Main deadline: June 22, 2012 / Early-bird pricing deadline: May 3, 2013 / Follow @fpoawards.
Book, high-resolution PDF, and online access are now available for the 2011-12 FPO Awards, celebrating the best print projects from around the world. The book features a sandpaper varnish on the cover that is great for scratching.
PS. High resolution PDFs are also now available for the 2011 Brand New Awards. After choosing to forego that option many of you asked about it, so we are bringing it back.
The deadline for the FPO Awards has been extended. Please note the drop-dead deadline dates:
Monday, July 2, 2012
Complete online entry forms and postmark materials.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Materials due in our office. Keep in mind July 4 is a federal holiday.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Judging takes place. Any materials that arrive on Friday will not be judged.
As the image above implies, we are actively looking for partners for three of the bigger projects this year at UnderConsideration: 1 & 2) An offset printer who would be interested in producing, in full or in part, either one or both of the FPO Awards and Brand New Awards books — 256 pages each approximately, 4/4. And 3) Companies with a product or service that would like to sponsor the 2012 Brand New Conference this September in New York — Presenting, Event, and After-Party sponsorships available starting at $3,000. Contact me to inquire about the perks, benefits, and other good things we offer in return for your support.
The FPO Awards — celebrating the best print work from around the world during 2011 – 12 — are now open and accepting entries. Judges: Louise Fili, Robynne Raye of Modern Dog, Mig Reyes of 37Signals, Ben Levitz of Studio on Fire, and Jeff Hernandez of Classic Color / Main deadline: June 22, 2012 / Early-bird pricing deadline: May 18, 2012. Follow @fpoawards.
The 2010 FPO Awards publication is now available as a 248-page book, a PDF download of said book, and a fancy iPad app: here.
This isn’t fun to admit or broadcast publicly — especially given the success of the Brand New Awards — but here goes: The FPO Awards have not met our expectations nor our estimates of how many people would enter. We have just received slightly over 100 entries and the original deadline is two days from now. While we believe in miracles we don’t see one coming our way and raining over 300 entries to cover what we had anticipated. We have our theories as to why we may find ourselves in this situation but that doesn’t solve the problem at hand so we are making one final move to see if we can salvage this project. All current fees will be cut 50%. Deadline to send materials is extended until next Wednesday, June 8. (Judging is on Friday the 10th, so we need a day to process everything).
I do realize this doesn’t concern most of our readers but FPO is Brand New’s little sibling and as the bigger site with the bigger audience it is its duty to act as the big sister, or big brother, or… Anyway, your support in making this a successful, if bumpy, inaugural FPO Awards is appreciated. More details here.
News from our sister site FPO: For Print Only. Modeled after the Brand New Awards — once we saw it would work thanks to the amazing submissions and willing participants — we are now launching the FPO Awards, a judged competition that celebrates the best print work from around the world during 2010. Design professionals, students, printers, and hobbyists are invited to enter the Awards, as long as the work has been produced in a minimum quantity of 50.
The FPO Awards logo is made possible by the generosity of the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection, held by the Design Division of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. This Flickr set shows the selection, inking process, and larger versions of the lock-ups above. We extend our gratitude to David Shields, Associate Professor, for letting us use (and mock around with) the collection.