WongDoody Tops Seattle Show

LOS ANGELES WongDoody was the big winner at the fifth annual Seattle Show, an event that recognizes local advertising and design work. The show was held Thursday evening at the Seattle Center.

WongDoody captured best of show honors for a radio campaign for Alaska Airlines. Overall, the independent shop landed 22 awards, including five golds for print ads for Sierra Entertainment and Speks and radio spots for Alaska Airlines.

Other best of show winners included Lemley Design Co. in the design category and Redoctober Industrie for interactive excellence.

Publicis Groupe’s Publicis in the West took home eight awards, including golds for Washington State Tourism print advertising and a Safeco brochure. Cyclone Design in Seattle captured three awards, all gold.

In the student division, students from the School of Visual Concepts led the category with six awards, including best of show and two golds.

The Legacy Award, which recognizes outstanding creative achievement and the promotion of Seattle’s creative environment, was presented to Art Chantry, a Tacoma, Wash., native and former art director of The Rocket who in the late 1970s designed posters for the underground music and theater industry.

The show was sponsored by Olympus Press and co-presented by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Seattle Advertising Federation. There were more than 850 entries.

Judges in the advertising category were Lew Willig of TBWA\Chiat\Day in San Francisco, John Carstens of Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago, Steve McElligott of Ground Zero in Marina del Rey, Calif., and Ginger Robinson of Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Ore.

Interactive judges were Guthrie Dolin of Department 2 in San Francisco, Todd Dominey of Dominey Design in Atlanta, Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog/Zeldman in New York, Douglas Bowman of Stopdesign in San Francisco, and Carla Diana, professor of interactive student segments.

Judges in the design category were Nate Durant of Elixir Design in San Francisco, Kit Hinrichs of Pentagram in San Francisco, Laurie Darrah of Muze Creative in Victoria, British Columbia, and Sean Adams of Adams Morioka in Los Angeles.