Our design staff puts on the dog
Please bear with us for a quick moment as we bark our own praises. On May 8, W magazine emerged as one of the top dogs at 44th annual awards gala of the Society of Publication Designers.
True enough, the event, themed “Best in Show,” was co-chaired by W’s very own art director Nathalie Kirsheh. But we swear (swear!) that Nathalie’s position had nothing to do with the fact that W scored top honors for photography and layout, fetching a total of six medals, 20 merits and the members’ choice award.
In addition to the dashing hostesses—Kirsheh (above right) and co-chair Judith Puckett-Rinella of T, The New York Times Style Magazine—W’s design director Edward Leida trod the stage to present four awards. Triumph the Insult Dog, voiced by comedian Robert Smigel, appeared in a raucously received video. The evening’s prime pooch, however, was the show dog Chrome, whose sleek metallic sheen and poised stride across the stage struck us as very, well… W.
Photos by Bryan Bedder; illustration by Matt Collins