The Guardian has won the Gold Medal for Brand of the Year at the Society of Publication Design Awards (SPD), announced at a presentation in New York last night (Thursday June 16).
The annual SPD Awards celebrate editorial creation, recognizing excellent work in design, photography and illustration across print and digital platforms.
The Brand of the Year award, one of the highest honors, celebrates the publication that demonstrates brilliance of design and consistency of voice across a range of media, including print, digital, visuals, audio and video.
The Guardian won for its 200-year anniversary work, including its website and app, the flagship daily news podcast Today in briefits Oscar-winning and BAFTA-winning Documentaries strand, newspaper, Saturday magazine and online interactives.
Alex Breuer, Executive Creative Director, Guardian News & Media says:
“It’s a huge achievement and huge recognition of all the hard work that goes into the brilliant creative output that readers see across the Guardian every day. Our 200th anniversary was a defining moment, with constant collaboration and coming together of different people and ideas. This Brand of the Year award is a celebration for everyone who helped bring this project to life for The Guardian’s global readers.
Further information on the winners and finalists can be found on the Society of Publication Design Awards (SPD) website.