Top 6 Canadian Magazines for Art Direction

Last week the finalists for the 37th annual National Magazine Awards were revealed, and the Canadian magazine industry is gearing up for the annual awards gala on June 6. [TICKETS]

The year the jury has selected from magazines across Canada 6 finalists for the award for Art Direction for an Entire Issue, sponsored by the Lowe-Martin Group. Gold and Silver winners will be announced on June 6.

Which do you think is best? Leave a comment or tell us on Twitter: @MagAwards | #NMA14.

Canadian Business


Magazine: Canadian Business
Art Director: John Montgomery
Issue: The Manual of Style 2013
Recent NMA Success: Silver Medal, Illustration (2008, 2011); Honourable Mention, Magazine Covers (2011); Honourable Mention, Still-Life Photography (2010); Silver Medal, Spot Illustration (2008).
 

Flare


MagazineFlare
Art Director: Michèle Champagne
Issue: Own Your Style, November 2013
Recent NMA Success: Gold Medal, Fashion (2009, 2010, 2011); Silver Medal, Beauty (2011); Silver Medal, Fashion (2012).
 

fshnunlimited (f.u.)


Magazinefshnunlimited (f.u.)
Art Director: Paul Sych
Issue: No. 1, November 2013
Recent NMA Success: Launched in 2013, this is the first year fshnunlimited (f.u.) has been nominated for a National Magazine Awards.
 

Nouveau Projet


MagazineNouveau Projet
Art Director: Jean-François Proulx
Issue: Spring-Summer 2013
Recent NMA Success: Gold Medal, Personal Journalism (2012). Nouveau Projet was launched in 2012 and this year is also a finalist for Magazine of the Year.
 

Prefix Photo


MagazinePrefix Photo
Art DirectorUnderline Studio
Issue: Monuments; Vol. 14, No. 2
Recent NMA Success: Silver Medal, Conceptual Photography (2010); Silver Medal, Magazine Covers (2009); Silver Medal, Art Direction for a Single Article (2009).
 

The Walrus


MagazineThe Walrus
Art Director: Brian Morgan
Issue: Tenth Anniversary Issue, October 2013
Recent NMA Success:  Gold Medal, Illustration (2008, 2011, 2012); Gold Medal, Photojournalism & Photo Essay (2010); Gold Medal, Spot Illustration (2009); Silver Medal, Words & Pictures (2011, 2012).
 

The Gold and Silver winners will be revealed on June 6 at the National Magazine Awards gala. [TICKETS]

Which do you think is best? Leave a comment or tell us on Twitter: @MagAwards | #NMA14

See also: Top 9 Infographics in Canadian Magazines

Meet the NMA Finalists for Art Direction for an Entire Issue

For this year’s National Magazine Awards the jury has selected 7 finalists for the category Art Direction for an Entire Issue. This award is sponsored by The Lowe-Martin Group. The winner will be revealed at the 36th National Magazine Awards gala on June 7. [INFO & TICKETS]

Azure, September 2012. Art Direction by Karen Simpson
Azure, September 2012. Art Direction by Karen Simpson
Corduroy, Issue 10, Art Direction by Peter Ash Lee
Corduroy, Issue Ten, Art Direction by Peter Ash Lee
enRoute, November 2012 (The Food Issue), Art Direction by Nathalie Cusson
enRoute, November 2012 (The Food Issue), Art Direction by Nathalie Cusson
Globe Style Advisor, Spring 2012, Art Direction by Bryan Gee + Kate LaRue
Globe Style Advisor, Spring 2012, Art Direction by Bryan Gee + Kate LaRue
Prefix Photo, Issue 25: Land and Sea, Art Direction by Underline Studio
Prefix Photo, Issue 25: Land and Sea, Art Direction by Underline Studio
The Grid, May 10, 2012, Art Direction by Vanessa Wyse
The Grid, May 10, 2012, Art Direction by Vanessa Wyse
Uppercase, Issue 13, Art Direction by Janine Vangool
Uppercase, Issue 13, Art Direction by Janine Vangool

Congratulations to all the nominees in Art Direction for an Entire Issue. The Gold and Silver winners will be revealed at the 36th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 7 at The Carlu in Toronto. [INFO & TICKETS]

UPPERCASE Magazine raising donations for typewriter book

If you haven’t ever picked up a copy of UPPERCASE magazine, there’s never been a better time. The Calgary-based quarterly periodical of creative arts won the National Magazine Award for Art Direction for its inaugural issue in 2009, and has been a finalist in that category three years running.

Billed as a magazine “for the creative and curious” in the spirit of DIY, UPPERCASE has devoted issues and articles to the creative and innovative side of such crafts as graphic design, letterpress printing, home decor, culinary arts, miniature dollhouses, set decoration, book binding, wardrobe accessories and more.

Under the direction of publisher/editor/designer Janine Vangool, UPPERCASE has also published a collection of books, and its newest project, for which it is raising funds through reader donations, is The Typewriter: A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine.

What will become a richly illustrated book of typewriter memorabilia is being produced with the financial support of readers. The magazine hopes to raise $25,000 to cover the printing costs of 3000 copies of the book, which will launch on June 23 — International Typewriter Day.

Donations of $45 and higher secure a copy of the book when it is published. Larger amounts yield other rewards, including prints of typewriter art and memorabilia, vintage typewriter artifacts, lifetime subscriptions and (for $5000) your own personal design consultation. More info here.

{ Tip o’ the hat: Canadian Magazines blog }

Meet the NMA Finalists for Art Direction for an Entire Issue

On June 7 the NMAF will announce the winners of the 2011 National Magazine Awards at our 35th anniversary gala. This year there are 10 finalists in the visual category Art Direction for an Entire Issue. This category is generously sponsored by Dollco Integrated Print Solutions.

For 2011 the finalists are:

enRoute, “The Food Issue” – Art Direction by Nathalie Cusson

enRoute and Nathalie Cusson are nominated twice in this category: for “The Food Issue” above, and for their October 2011 issue. enRoute’s Food Issue won Gold in this category in 2008.

“Big Skies”; Issue #24 of Prefix Photo – Art Direction by Underline Studio

This year marks Prefix Photo‘s tenth nomination in the category Art Direction for an Entire Issue. Under the direction of the design team at Underline Studio they won Silver four years running from 2002-2005 and Gold in 2006.

“Drexler” – Art Direction by Domenic Macri in Report on Business

This is art director Domenic Macri’s fourth nomination in this category for Report on Business. He won the Silver award last year, in addition to sweeping Gold and Silver in the category Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article.

The Grid – May 12, 2011 – Art Direction by Vanessa Wyse

The Grid, which launched in May 2011, garnered four nominations for Art Direction for an Entire Issue this year, under the direction of Vanessa Wyse. In addition to the May 12 issue above, The Grid is also nominated for their May 19 issue, October 27 issue, and November 24 issue.

The November 2011 issue of The Walrus; Art Direction by Brian Morgan

The Walrus won Silver in this category in 2006.

Issue #9 from UPPERCASE; Art Direction by Janine Vangool

This is Uppercase‘s third nomination in this category in the past three years. Their inaugural issue was the winner for Art Direction in 2009.

The winner of Art Direction for an Entire Issue will be revealed June 7 at the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards. Tickets are on sale now.