Best Art Direction of an Issue: 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Award for best Art Direction of an Entire Issue is the top design award presented to a Canadian magazine, honouring the art director or team that produced the most outstanding magazine issue of the year from a design perspective.
Previous winners include Canadian Art (3 times), Shift (also 3 times), Saturday Night, and Outpost, and more recently Azure, Nouveau Projet, UPPERCASEReport on Businessfshn unlimited, and, of course, that famous issue of The Grid with the sperm donors.
This year’s National Magazine Awards jury considered another stunning set of magazines for Best Art Direction of an Entire Issue, an award generously sponsored by TC Transcontinental Printing, Canada’s largest printing company and the printers of the 40th anniversary NMA program.
On April 20 we announced the nominees for the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards, and we are excited to welcome Canada’s best photographers, art directors, stylists, writers, editors, and more to the gala on May 26. [Tickets]

Here’s a close-up look at the finalists for Art Direction of an Entire Issue…

Issue XI
Corduroy Magazine
Peter Ash Lee, art director
Tim Chan, editor

Numéro 007 : Aride
Dînette Magazine
Hélène Mallette, directrice artistique

87: Le Vivant / The Living
esse Arts + Opinions
Studio FEED, direction artistique
Sylvette Babin, rédactrice en chef

Numéro 10 : Montréal
Nouveau Projet
Jean-François Proulx, directeur artistique

Issue 34: Scanning the Archives
Prefix Photo
Underline Studio, art direction
Jayne Wilkinson, editor

Issue 22: Secrets
Pamela Rounis, art director
Sara Harowitz, editor
Katie Stewart, Michelle Reid Cyca, contributors

Issue 18: Kids Take Over!!
The Feathertale Review
Charlit Floriano, art director
Corina Milic, editor
Jenn Lawrence, contributor

The winner of the National Magazine Award for Art Direction of an Entire Issue will be announced on May 26 at the 40th anniversary NMA Gala in Toronto.
Tickets are on sale now.
Check out all the nominees for the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards.
Follow us on Twitter @MagAwards for all the nominations news and an awesome live feed on the night of the gala. #NMA40.

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