Appleton Coated reveals winners in U360 Design Competition
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Press release from the issuing company
Combined Locks, Wisconsin - Appleton Coated congratulates the U360 Design Competition’s 2016 winners and presents them in “Peak,” the new printed showbook, which is also featured in a online gallery at appletoncoated.com. Five creative professionals from the Appleton Coated Design Council evaluated hundreds of entries and selected the best examples demonstrating the impact of well-executed print.
“Reaching the peak of creativity is never a safe and orderly endeavor. It is a determined effort,” says Ferkó X. Goldinger, Appleton Coated’s marketing manager. “These visionary victors guided the best ideas upwards with excellent execution. The winning entries exemplify the showbook’s theme of ‘Peak’. It showcases work that bends print to its creative will and creates lasting impressions that leave the viewer elevated. There’s only room for a few at the peak. The U360 Showbook celebrates those who blazed new trails, crossed more chasms, and set their sights high.”
Now in its eighth year, U360 celebrates design, content and printing excellence, and all that paper makes possible. Appleton Coated introduced U360 in 2009 as a new, professionally-reviewed North American competition. It evolved from the successful legacy of the U B the Judge event-based, peer-judged format.
Special awards honor entries in the categories of Best of Show, Design Excellence, Print Excellence, Communication Excellence and Regional Excellence.
Best of Show
“Nick Cave: Greetings From Detroit”; designed by Faust, Chicago; printed by Graphic Arts Studio, Lake Barrington, Illinois; paper grade isUtopia Premium Gloss 150-pound cover.
“Greetings from Detroit is very much about materiality as is relates to form and aesthetic as I was trying to convey the artists’ attention to similar levels of detail choices in his own work. Each board or page was created as a triple laminated sheet, the top being Utopia Premium Gloss,” states Bob Faust, principal of Faust.
Design Excellence Award
“Beyond the Fleeting Moment – Wilco Concert Posters 2004-2014”; designed by Amy Klee, Nahant, Massachusetts; printed by J.S. McCarthy Printers, Augusta, Maine; paper grade is Utopia Two Matte 100-pound text.
Print Excellence Award
“One Place Two Decades”; designed by Tsang Seymour Design, Inc., New York, New York; printed by Shapco Printing, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota; paper grade is Utopia Premium Silk 115-pound text.
“We selected Utopia for our “One Place” project because we were looking for a solid, high performance sheet that would offer high fidelity reproduction for both 4-color process and duotone printing. This title showcases the work of three design professionals – all of them have a keen eye for color, balance, materials and texture. We knew that Utopia would give us everything we needed to complete our vision with superior results on press and bindery finishing,” adds Patrick Seymour, principal at Tsang Seymour.
Communication Excellence Award
“Alternative Apparel Fall 2015”; designed by Alternative Apparel, Norcross, Georgia; printed by Prographics, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; paper grades are U2:XG Matte 100-pound cover and U2:XG Matte 80-pound text.
The additional 2016 winning entries are:
Entries receiving regional excellence:
"We chose Utopia Premium because the color reproduction and quality of the surface is the best of all coated sheets. We know that it will print beautifully,” said Justin Ahrens, principal & creative director, Rule29.
The 2016 Appleton Coated Design Council members are:
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