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ACBJ receives Judge’s Special Recognition at SND Awards

April 20, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

American City Business Journals, which publishes more than 40 weekly business newspapers across the country, received the only Judges’ Special Recognition at the Society for News Design competition.

Here is what the judges said:

Judges’ Special Recognition for a body of work that shows commitment to an overall design philosophy, while encouraging originality and adaptability. American City Business Journals has created an elegant but flexible design system to serve a range of stories and voices across many cities, through many publications. The judges feel that this design system was tested and strengthened by the “American Dreams Disrupted” series. We also applaud the collaboration it takes to do this type of work from an economically-efficient design studio, where it would be easy to stifle a sense of place or local tone. With each of their entries representing an individual city, the judges never felt that the identity of the location was missing. ACBJ has produced an impressively consistent yet unique body of work that utilizes great photography, illustration and beautifully simple infographics that fit well within a robust and graceful architecture of grids and typography.

The full list of results, and the announcement of the World’s Best Designed, will be posted on the SND website in the coming weeks once results are certified by SND.

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