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Graphic Design USA contest winners? Leslie Tane Design & Writing Roads

By September 8, 2008News

Writing Roads has won an award!!! My go-to girl, aka phenomenal graphic/web designer Leslie Tane of Leslie Tane Design, entered a poster that we created together into the Graphic Design USA: American Graphic Design Awards competition, and…drum roll please…we won a Certificate of Excellence!

We’ll be published in the design annual in December. I’ve been schooled that it’s really a prestigious award — they received over 10,000 entries and awarded 15% of them. The magazine has a subscriber base of over 30,000 and the website (on which we will appear) gets over 100,000 visits a month. I like the sound of those numbahs!

Here’s our ‘award winning’ poster developed for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and 4H. Let me tell you that we had a blast in the concepting stage of this project. The goal was to reach baby boomers, the Woodstock generation:


My favorite part is that I had no idea about the contest until Leslie told me this morning that we won! Seriously, that’s how every Monday should start, eh?

Disclaimer: Of course, the dye job is the brilliant work of Leslie, no animals were harmed or colored during the making of this poster. Sorry, you can’t read all of the copy…If you just have to read what I wrote about being a volunteer for 4H, come on – you know you want to! – just leave me a comment and I’ll get that right out to you.

Another Disclaimer: It was brought to my attention that my original copy for the poster (including the main tag) was changed by the powers that be. My words were a bit racy for the 4H…hard to believe, I know. So, anyway…I’m just sayin’.

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