In case you missed it, Graphic Design USA, most commonly seen on the newstands as GDUSA, has released its 46th annual “People to Watch” selections, highlighting thirty designers working today at the top of their game and making a few waves here and there. We were pleased to see our old friend Jeff Fisher among the ranks, which also included Hilman Curtis and MoMA‘s new Creative Director, Julia Hoffmann. We also learned that some designers wear funny hats and others have strange hair. Here’s a bit from the introduction:
It is a subjective process — this is a field deep with special people doing special things — and we admit our limitations upfront. That was never more clear to us than when — for the first time — we asked our online readers to nominate someone for selection. And were inundated by absolutely outstanding selections, many with whom we were not so familiar.
An editorial goal for 2009 is to get to know many of those put forth by their peers more closely and to give them opportunities for exposure in GDUSA.