Graphic Design USA has awarded two 2019 American Inhouse Design Awards to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. One project is the 3D invitation to the Director’s Preview Event for the exhibition Pop America: 1965-1975. The other project is the 40-page poster book to accompany the exhibition Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont.
Graphic Design USA, based in New York City, has sponsored competitions that “spotlight areas of growth and opportunity” for the past 56 years. In 2019, more than 5,000 entries were submitted. The top 15 percent were recognized as winners (including the Nasher Museum). It’s rare for one organization to win two awards in the same year.
“Our ‘inhouse’ awards is the original and premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers, recognizing their talent, the special challenges they face and, most important, the value they bring to their businesses and institutions,” said Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher, and Sasha Kaye-Walsh, awards director, of Graphic Design USA, in a statement.
Rachel Goodwin, graphic designer and web content manager at the Nasher Museum, created both winning designs. Both designs will be published in the 250-page printed Inhouse Design Annual, and also the Graphic Design USA website.