The winners of the 2012-13 FPO Awards have been posted on the Winners page of the FPO Awards site. Judging took place this past Friday, June 21, 2012 here in Austin, TX — pictures of the day can be found in this Flickr set. Read on for additional notes, thoughts, and a peek at the big-ticket winners.
16 Foil Stamp
5 Foil Stamp
Same as the two prior years: we were hoping for a few more entries but, at 275 submissions, we stayed within the same range as the first two awards. Given the high quality of entries, though, this feels like a perfect niche competition that we are happy to keep going.
This year we saw a steep decline in wedding invitation submissions but an increase in coasters, so make of that what you will! The strongest category this year was Offset. It’s usually Mix. So it was nice to see some straight-up offset work getting some attention from designers and printers. The Silkscreen category was much stronger than last year with some really good posters in the mix.
Overall, there were no other surprises. The work was very strong across all categories and we look forward to next year’s submissions.
One Best of Show was awarded, two heatedly-discussed Radical Production Awards were given, and a Sustainability Award was also handed out — a nice bit of news since last year there wasn’t one.
We will be working on producing the annual in the next four to five months. This year we will again publish a book and paid-access website.
Sneak Peek at the Top Winners
Best of Show + Best of Category, Offset
Annual Report by Bruketa & Zinic for Adris Group
Printed by Cerovski LTD
Radical Production Award (1 of 2)
Book by Éditions Non Standard for Self
Printed by n/a
Radical Production Award (2 of 2) + Pum Lefebure’s Judge’s Pick + Best of Category, Foil Stamp
Invitation by RoAndCo Studio for Honor
Printed by Proof7
Posters by Interbrand for World Changing Speakers Series
Printed by Ross Clugston
Art Chantry’s Judge’s Pick
Booklet by Commercial Artisan for Self
Printed by n/a
DJ Stout’s Judge’s Pick
Brochure by YoStudio for Polish Theatre in Poznan
Printed by Printing House Mos i Luczak
David Dodde’s Judge’s Pick + Best of Category, Mix
Kingbrown Magazine, Issue #8 by Kingbrown Magazine & Morning Breath for Kingbrown Magazine
Printed by Kingbrown Magazine
Brad Murph’s Judge’s Pick
Poster by DePaul University Division of Enrollment Management and Marketing, Creative Services for DePaul University
Printed by Rohner Letterpress
Best of Category, Letterpress
Currency by BRED for Self-Promotion
Printed by Self
Best of Category, Silkscreen
Poster by Clark Orr for Self-Promotion
Printed by Mama’s Sauce
Best of Category, Varnishes
Brochure by Thirst/3st for Holly Hunt
Printed by Classic Color
Congratulations to all the winners.
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The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.
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Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.
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Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
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Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.
Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.
The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.