The best visual design work is about emotion as much as appearance. Powerful, brilliant pictures—presented in just the right layout—can make us experience a whole range of emotions, from fear to attraction, anger to happiness. The Society of Publication Designers' (SPD) annual competition seeks the very best in editorial design work. Judged by a worldwide panel of top designers, the 46th edition of Rockport's best-selling SPD series celebrates the journalists, editorial directors, photographers, and other talented individuals who brought events of the year 2010 to our doorsteps and computer screens. Stunning full-page layouts present everything from products to people, and objects to events, in ways that make each palpable and unforgettable. Featuring work published in a wide range of mediums and created by journalistic, design, and publishing talent from around the world.
The Society of Publication Designers is the only organization that specifically addresses the concerns of trade, corporate, institutional, newspaper, and consumer editorial art directors. The SPD encourages artistic excellence by annually judging the work of thousands of design professionals in the United States and abroad. They are based in New York City.