News: One Design Honored with Two First Place Awards in the PRINT 2022 Design Competition

CHICAGO, MAY 24, 2022 — It's an immense honor to announce that, out of almost 1,000 entries received from 45 countries, two recent One Design projects have been recognized through PRINT Magazine’s prestigious 2022 Design Competition.


In the Interaction Design category, our work for Jason Pontin was awarded First Place. And in the Logos category, our work for Arts Workers United was awarded First Place. Check out the complete slate of talented 2022 PRINT Design Annual winners here.

First Place, Interaction Design
Jason Pontin

Jason Pontin—former editor of the MIT Tech Review, amongst other prestigious publications—desired an online home to archive and present his vast catalog of content.

Together we crafted a powerfully conceptual brand language for the polymath, along with a robust digital content archive. An homage to the printed page, Jason’s site leverages graphic layering and editorial sensibility to create a rich, engaging, and supremely navigable online reading experience.

An image of a black and white stationary set including a red envelope on a black background.
An image of white business cards with variable logomarks and icorns on an off-white background.

First Place, Logos
Arts Workers United

Arts Workers United (AWU) is a social welfare organization that aims to connect Arts Workers and their allies to create a thriving and just socio-political landscape for the U.S. arts economy. They’ve set out to educate, organize, and mobilize makers and legislators to become civically engaged advocates of the Arts.

As Arts Workers ourselves, we were thrilled to join forces and help bring their vision to life. Together, we crafted a world of language and a celebratory, accessible expression that resonates with everyone they seek to impact. Historic nods are balanced by a decidedly modern approach to typography, color, and visual expression in the system—further forging a link between the timelessness of the past and the contemporary world of Arts work.

An image of a blue poster that says "Proud to be an Arts Worker" and the tube it would be delivered to members.
An image of two posters that share the economic weight of the Arts & Culture economy.
An image from the AWU brand guide that outline how to use custom ligatures.


In 1980, PRINT Magazine launched PRINT’s Regional Design Awards competition with a simple goal: to show that outstanding design wasn’t just limited to New York City, and could be found throughout every single region of the United States. Forty years later they updated and relaunched their annual awards program to showcase the reality that outstanding design isn’t limited to the United States—it can be found in every corner of the globe.

The Handlettering, Illustration, Invitations, Logos Jury was comprised of Wael Morcos, Ping Zhu, and Marian Bantjes. The Interaction, Motion, & Data Jury was comprised of Maurice Cherry, Aries Moross, and James Taylor. The group used a points-based system to score entries based on originality, innovation, permanence, and execution.

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