29 June 2012
Print design honoured at Reggies awards
TORONTO—Print design is alive and well and it showed in entries from eight regions across the country that were honoured during the Regional Design Awards (Reggies) in Toronto earlier this week.

The awards are produced by PrintCAN/Graphic Monthly sister publication, Design Edge Canada.

The print-based entries that were named finalists or best of region were:
In Ontario, Greenmelon in Ottawa was recognized for its Los Chipillas packaging; GordonGroup Marketing in Ottawa was a finalist in print design for its Q West Site brochure; and student Jessica Piekarski (Canadore College in North Bay) was named a finalist for a typography calendar.

In the Atlantic Region, Target in St. John's was recognized for print advertising for Pole, while Goose Lane Editions in Fredericton was a finalist for its design of the Roadsworth book. BC Region also submitted quality print entries, including OCW Magazine (Project Space Studio) for editorial design, and Subplot Design's GO! Pet Food packaging entry. The tongue-in-cheek Canadian Icemakers' Guild self-promotion annual report was also named a finalist, while the GDC annual report 2010-11 by Seven25 Design & Typography was recognized for print design.

For Alberta/NWT, Foundry Communications was a finalist for its business cards, also for its 5th anniversary posters and ACAD 2011 annual report. Print ended up being king, with the ACAD annual report being chosen as best of region.

In the Prairies/Nunavut region, University of Saskatchewan was named a finalist for its banners, while Danielle Tuchelt in Saskatchewan was a finalist for print design of Luther Invitational Tournament. Tuchelt's work ended up being named best of region.

Quebec really stepped up with quality print entries, including Chez Valois's Point G packaging entry, and Mookai Communications's submission of Spector & Co. Culture book, both which were named finalists. Cossette's M. Lessard's 40th anniversary invitations were also named a finalist.

Ontario Horseshoe pumped out quality print entries as well, with 35OH's EIRA stationery set and samples as well as its Fall 2012 Ripzone catalogue, and Limelight Advertising & Design's Empty Bowls poster. 35OH ultimately was named best of region for the catalogue.


The 35OH team celebrates their wins at the Reggies

And then there was Toronto, which garnered the most overall entries, including several in print. Finalists for print entries included Doug Agency for its print advertising entitled Bequeathing Chaos, TAXI Canada's 2011 Canada's Walk of Fame Inductee Magazine, Drake spread, Up Inc.'s holiday gift wrap and LA Inc.'s Love Brochure, TAXI Canada for Edward Pond's Creative Chef Poster typography.

A number of campaigns with print components were also named as finalists.

To view the work of all the finalists, click here. To view photos from the Reggies party, click here.
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