The Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) Awards “reflect the increasingly expansive ways in which graphic design serves and shapes commerce and culture.” Now in its 59th year, the competition highlights strong designs in various categories. C&G Partners won in two of the design format categories and in the brand new Designing for Good category. The Rockefeller University Pearl Meister Greengard Prize Wall and the U.S. Science Support Program Branding won in format categories, and the Claims Conference Exhibition Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Luxembourg Agreements won in the new Designing for Good category.
The Rockefeller University Pearl Meister Greengard Prize Wall honors outstanding women in biomedical research. The wall features a panel for each award winner, complete with her portrait, name, year of award, and a brief description of her contributions to science. The design features panels composed of dichroic film to create a natural iridescence and a hexagonal aluminum lattice that connects winners to one another.
The U.S. Science Support Program Branding is a project that both unifies the global field of scientific ocean drilling and brands USSSP, the largest U.S. Program Member Office that facilitates Scientific Ocean Drilling. The logotype takes cues from the sharp angles and long lines of drilling, paired with the layered blues of the deep ocean while the I’s and O’s align to send a line straight down to reflect the drills.
The Claims Conference Exhibition Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Luxembourg Agreements is composed of nine large illuminated cubes that detail the Holocaust, the formation of the Luxembourg Agreements, and the resulting progress the Claims Conference works towards.
A full list of award winners can be found on the GDUSA website here.