Ellies ’08: Stefano Tonchi On NMA Nomination

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FishbowlNY emailed Stefano Tonchi, whose leap from his position as the fashion creative director post at Esquire to the style editor post at The New York Times paid off with a nomination for a National Magazine Award in the design category. ”We are honored to be in the group of the finalists for portfolio photography and design,” emailed Tonchi. ”We firmly believe that it is possible to do great journalism with images, to tell great stories and to make people think and sometime, dream.”

T: The New York Times Style Magazine, which Tonchi editos, was nominated in the Design category, which ”honors the effectiveness of overall design, artwork, graphics and typography in enhancing a magazine’s unique mission and personality.” The winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 1 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.