2016 New York Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design


Key Dates

8 September 2016 - Standard Deadline
15 November 2016 - Extended Deadline
16 November 2016 - Judging & Ratings
22 November 2016 - Rating Closes
23 November 2016 - Winners Announced
7 March - Awards Presentation

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the traditional or digital visual representation of ideas and messages. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching information style to audience.

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Nominations in Category

SAB in Motion - School of American Ballet / Sullivan

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Silver

The School of American Ballet (SAB) shapes the world’s finest dancers. Each year, the legendary institution trains, nurtures and prepares over 800 students to launch successful ballet careers around the world. To continue its mission and chart the path forward, SAB launched SAB in Motion, a capital campaign to raise $20M.

Hodges Rebrand - Hodges / Traffic

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Silver

How do you make an 160 year old brand feel fresh, modern and relevant in one of the most competitive, image driven categories?

Archtober 2016 - Center for Architecture / Pentagram

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Gold

The identity for the sixth edition of the New York architecture and design festival is built around a shifting tessellation. October is winding down, and this year’s edition of Archtober, the month-long festival celebrating the architecture and design of New York City, is wrapping up. Organized by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the event has presented daily tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that highlight the ever-changing landscape of metropolitan architecture.

Past Nominations

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Winners list

2016 Presentation
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