(Madison, Wis.) – Planet Propaganda’s designs will be recognized as examples of creative excellence in four publications: HOW magazine’s International Design Annual issue, Rockport Publishers’ Color Harmony: Logos and Color Design Workbook: A Hands-On Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design, and Coupe magazine’s annual design edition.
Rockport Publishers, Inc.’s January 2006 launch of Color Design Workbook: A Hands-On Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design will feature American Players Theatre’s (APT’s) Book of Lore, a limited edition book designed by Planet Propaganda to celebrate the theater’s first quarter-century. For 15 years, Planet has contributed its creativity and strategic thinking to help this outdoor Shakespearean repertory company of Spring Green, Wis., position itself as part of an essential, summer experience. In addition to recognition by Rockport, Planet Propaganda’s book design for APT’s volume was selected by American Institute of Graphic Arts’ (AIGA’s) “50 Books/50 Covers,” displayed at the National Design Center in New York, exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, shown as part of a nationally traveling exhibit, archived online at www.aiga.org, and published in the anthology 365: AIGA Year in Design 26.
Published in June 2006, Rockport’s Color Harmony: Logos will showcase Planet’s logo design for Sundog Interactive, an e-business communications company of Fargo, N.D. Its orange and black logo was selected by author Christopher Simmons who currently serves as president of AIGA San Francisco. Rockport Publishers and its authors create beautifully illustrated source books for professional designers and artisans in the categories of graphic design, architecture and interior design. For more information, please see www.rockpub.com.
Coupe magazine’s annual design issue included three Planet pieces: Design Madison’s “Speaker” brochure and “Wide Open” poster, plus High Noon Saloon’s “All The Pretty Horses” poster. The “Speaker” multi-fold brochure announced Design Madison’s upcoming guest speakers and was distributed at the association’s meetings, as well as mailed to area designers and design firms. Additionally, Planet designed and screen-printed the group’s “Wide Open” poster for its annual exhibition featuring work produced in the past year by Madison-based designers. For Madison’s rock venue High Noon Saloon, Planet Propaganda also used screen-printing techniques coupled with hand illustration to create “All The Pretty Horses” poster promoting the transgendered glam-rock band’s concert.
HOW magazine’s 14th International Design Annual will include Planet’s logo design for a small Chicago film production company, Double Dutch. According to Planet creative director, Kevin Wade, “Turning their size to their advantage, we created an identity with a personable, hand-drawn quality that reflects the people behind the company and stands out from other overly slick logos within their industry.” The logo design is honored for outstanding achievement in HOW’s March/April 2006 edition. Considered to be one of the graphic design community’s most trusted sources for creative inspiration and business advice reaching a circulation of nearly 40,000 worldwide readers. Please visit www.howdesign.com for additional information.
Planet Propaganda is a design, advertising and interactive company committed to shaping passion-based brands. Founded in 1989 in Madison, Wis., Planet’s national clients include Gary Fisher mountain bikes, Bretford furniture, and PunchStock royalty-free images. For more information, please visit http://www.planetpropaganda.com.