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2017

Graphis Poster Annual 2018Visit Link

For IN Light IN, SAIC Lecture Poster Fall 2016, STA 100 Poster System, Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW Series 2016

The Graphis Poster Annual features the year's most compelling work from thousands of international entries. This year, Thirst was honored with not only a Platinum award for the IN Light IN series, but two Silvers for the SAIC Fall 2016 Lecture Poster and the STA 100 Poster, and a Merit for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW series.

2016

STA 100 2016Visit Link

For Eighth Blackbird, Exhibit Columbus: 2016 Symposium, IN Light IN, Temporis, Top Tech 2015 Illustration, SoNu Identity System

First launched in 1978, The STA 100 Competition is bigger and better than ever. The Society of Typographic Arts seeks to honor the best 100 examples of communication design that utilize innovative typography and design from around the world.

Communication Arts Typography Annual 2017

For Temporis

This competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and hand lettering. Winners are chosen by a jury of leading design professionals, and the selected entries are distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Typography Annual.

46th Annual UCDA Deisgn CompetitionVisit Link

For Idol Structures Exhibition Catalog for the DePaul Art Museum

The UCDA Design Competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions and supports the exchange of ideas and information relating to the unique role of these designers.

Graphis Poster Annual 2017Visit Link

For The Final Scene

The Graphis Poster Annual is a prestigious competition drawing thousands of entries from around the world, and each year the winning posters are published in a volume with same title. Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was first published in 1944 by Dr. Walter Amstutz and Walter Herdeg in Zurich, Switzerland. Amstutz selectively chose to present what he felt to be the best talent of the time, with the Graphis Annual introduced in 1952.

The Type Directors Club Communication Design CompetitionVisit Link

For A → $

The TDC Communication Design Competition is hosted annually to celebrate excellence in typography. The selected work travels the world in a series of eight exhibitions, and is published in a volume (Typography 37), which serves as the catalog for the exhibitions.

Tokyo Type Director's Club Annual AwardsVisit Link

For JITZ MOB, Multiple Perspectives

The Tokyo Type Director's Club hosts an annual competition to pursue the possibilities of visual expression in typography. Winners of the competition are included in the annual publication, Tokyo TDC, Vol. 26.0 

2015

Communication Arts Typography Annual 2016Visit Link

For A → $

A juried competition celebrating the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and hand lettering. 

Selected for the 7th China International Poster BiennialVisit Link

For Holoscenes, Multiple Perspectives

The China International Poster Biennial (CIPB) is held annually in Hangzhou, China. This exhibition of posters chosen from throughout the world is intended to provide a review of the current state of international poster design.

Chicago Design Archive 2015Visit Link

For A → $, MAYA Identity and Branding, Multiple Perspectives, The 36th Annual Interiors Awards

The nearly one thousand images that form the nucleus of the Chicago Design Archive preserve the historical survey of graphic design examples, and is updated every year with the best design created in Chicago.

2014

50 Books / 50 Covers 2014Visit Link

For MAS Context 21 Repetition

An exhibition and catalog of the year's best book and cover design.

FPO AwardsVisit Link

For P/A Awards Poster

The FPO Awards is a judged competition organized by UnderConsideration, celebrating the best print work from around the world.

The 6th China International Poster BiennialVisit Link

For Show Boat Poster

The China International Poster Biennial is regarded as one of the most prestigious exhibitions in the field of international design.

Chicago Design Archive 2014Visit Link

For CHGO DSGN at the Chicago Cultural Center, P/A Awards Poster, Terminal 5 Murals

In 2005, the STA began recognizing outstanding achievement in Chicago graphic design with the annual Archive Competition. All selected works become part of the Chicago Design Archive’s permanent collection.

2013

FPO AwardsVisit Link

For Holly Hunt: HH Collection, Jessica Lagrange Interiors Valentines

The FPO Awards is an annual competition hosted by UnderConsideration, a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, and organizes live events and competitions. Each year they celebrate the best print work from around the world.

Graphis Poster Annual 2013Visit Link

For ABACUS, Loeb Fellowship: 2010-11 Poster, Outlaws and Icons Poster

The 2013 Graphis Poster Annual features some of the most visually compelling posters from the past year chosen from thousands of international entries. GRAPHIS, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was first published in 1944 by Dr. Walter Amstutz and Walter Herdeg in Zurich, Switzerland. Graphis presented the work of fine artists and illustrators, as well as highlighting the formative years of graphic design as we know it today.

Communication Arts Typography Annual 2013Visit Link

For Show Boat Poster

A juried competition celebrating the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design.

2012

42nd Annual UCDA Design CompetitionVisit Link

For Loeb Fellowship: 2011-12 Poster, Recruitment Poster 2011

The UCDA Design Competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions.

2011

National Design AwardVisit Link

To Rick Valicenti

The National Design Awards were conceived in 1997 to honor lasting achievement in American design. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of the impact of design through education initiatives.

The Communication Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in graphic or multimedia design.

2010

50 Books / 50 Covers 2010Visit Link

For Stop the Violence Book and Trailer

An exhibition and catalog of the year's best book and cover design.

2009

Sappi Ideas That Matter Grant RecipientVisit Link

To Rick Valicenti

To John Pobojewski

The Sappi Ideas that Matter grant program recognizes and supports designers who use their skills and expertise to solve communications problems for a wide range of charitable activities.

2007

New Visual Artists: 20 under 30Visit Link

To John Pobojewski

New Visual Artists is Print’s annual issue that spotlights 20 outstanding up-and-coming artists in the fields of graphic design, advertising, illustration, fine art, photography, interactive and so on. Every year, Print profiles rising stars who are all under the age of 30. Each featured artist earned their spot, as NVAs are nominated by art directors or other industry professionals and final selections are made by our committee.

2006

AIGA MedalistVisit Link

To Rick Valicenti

The medal of AIGA—the most distinguished in the field—is awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication.

2005

STA Honorary Member and FellowVisit Link

To Rick Valicenti

The Honorary Member Award is the equivalent of the Society of Typographic Arts' Lifetime Achievement Award. It is bestowed upon high profile designers who have made unique, lasting and noteworthy contributions to the field of professional graphic design, nationally or internationally.

2004

AIGA Chicago Fellow AwardVisit Link

To Rick Valicenti

The Fellow Award program is a means of recognizing mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the Chicago design community and within AIGA Chicago. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design are given equal consideration in measuring significance. Chapter Fellows are listed at AIGA.org and honored at the AIGA Awards, held each year in New York.

1998

The Chrysler Design Award NominationsVisit Link

To Rick Valicenti

Rick Valicenti was twice nominated for The Chrysler Design Awards, which celebrate the achievements of individuals in innovative works of architecture and design which significantly influenced modern American culture.

1995

Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) MemberVisit Link

To Rick Valicenti

The AGI unites the world's leading graphics designers and artists in a professional club of common interest and achievement.

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