Design: Award-Winning New York Designers Capture a Cultural Adage Like Few Others

These editorial spreads are a mesmerizing testament to modern design

It takes a lot of energy to make sure a magazine runs smoothly. From the editorial board to the designers, a great deal of differing individuals must mix together and bring their best strengths to elevate their common goal—a damn good publication. And these designers seem to realize their task in ensuring that their magazine looks and feels like their most important work.
Designers Nancy Campbell and Trevett McCandliss’s Gentlemen (ABOVE) work for Earnshaw Magazine is a timeless reminder of the creeds of manhood. The Platinum award-winning design utilizes black-and-white photography to showcase the timeless fashion of the clothing, which contrasts with the ever-changing roles of men and women. And as the editorial side of the design suggests, “gender roles [are turning] gray.” And yet, the qualities of a gentleman are still revered today.
The Silver award-winning spread by GQ’s Kristie Bailey for Condé Nast entitled Gal Next Door (ABOVE), is a lusciously elegant work that points to the playful yet sophisticatedly stylish persona that is the new Wonder Woman. With a Parisian stylization and a sensually attractive aesthetic, Kristie Bailey has focalized on all the right notes of Gal Gadot.
It isn’t too late for you to see your work up here too! Submissions for Graphis’ Design Annual 2020 Competition run till March 13, 2019. Winners will have the opportunity to see their work published on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media platforms!