Design Minds Agree: GQ Is Magazine of the Year

When it comes to graphic design, all eyes are on GQ. At Friday’s Society of Publication Designers awards gala, the Conde Nast title won the gold medal for Magazine of the Year, besting a finalist field that included Wired, W, More, and Richard Turley‘s fresh feast for the eyes, Bloomberg Businessweek (which went on to a win a gold medal for best redesign). It was the second major triumph of the week for GQ design director Fred Woodward, who last Monday joined editor-in-chief Jim Nelson in picking up the National Magazine Award for design from the American Society of Magazine Editors—and breaking Wired‘s three-year winning streak. Among the other big winners at the ASME’s night of a thousand editors were W (which took home the Alexander Calder-designed statuette in the photography category), The New York Times Magazine (news and documentary photography), and ESPN The Magazine (feature photography). Meanwhile, the SPD presented its inaugural Tablet App of the Year award to Gael Towey for Martha Stewart Living‘s “Boundless Beauty.” Click here to download and peruse a list of all the SPD medal winners.