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Monday, July 25, 2011

SF Weekly Wins Design Awards at National Conference

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SF Weekly art director Andrew Nilsen and Brian Stauffer collaborated on this award-winning cover.
  • SF Weekly art director Andrew Nilsen and Brian Stauffer collaborated on this award-winning cover.

SF Weekly won three design awards at the Association of Alternative Newsweekies' annual conference, held last week in New Orleans. The awards included second place for cover design as well as first and third place for illustrations.

According to the association's website, the AAN contains 129 alt-weekly publications throughout North America with a combined print readership of nearly 17 million people.

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In the cover design category, the set of three designs that came 2nd were Terminal People, Head Case, and Worlds Apart by Andrew Nilsen and Brian Stauffer.

Terminal People accompanied a story by Lauren Smiley about homeless people at the Transbay bus depot, Head Case accompanied Peter Jamison's Livingston Award-finalist feature on how ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system, and Worlds Apart accompanied Smiley's article on the tough choices faced by gay citizens with foreign partners.

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In the illustration category, Scott Bakal's Wounded Pride won first place. It accompanied a feature story by Smiley about young queer people in San Francisco who've suffered harassment and assault because of their sexual and transgender orientations. Earlier this year it received a merit award by 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.

Artists Chris Koehler, Reuben Rude and Brian Barneclo, helped SF Weekly win third in the illustrations category with their series of designs for the Best of San Francisco 2010.

Kudos, too, to our news blog, The Snitch, which came second in the blogs category.

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