Eight Designers Awarded the AIGA Medal for 2013
John Bielenberg, William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, Jonathan Hoefler and
Tobias Frere-Jones, Stefan Sagmeister, Lucille Tenazas and Wolfgang Weingart
will receive the AIGA Medal
NEW YORK—February 5, 2013. A lifetime of achievement in design can take many forms. The 2013 recipients of the AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession, represent the range of contributions designers make to clients, future generations and society at large—through inspiration, thoughtful critique, social impact and the education of future design leaders. This spring, AIGA will recognize eight designers with this prestigious award: John Bielenberg, William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Stefan Sagmeister, Lucille Tenazas, and Wolfgang Weingart.
Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones
Each Medalist will be presented with the award on April 19 in New York at “Bright Lights: The AIGA Awards,” a celebration that benefits the AIGA Design Archives, a public online collection of excellence in design, and Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships for underprivileged design and art students. Chaired by DJ Stout, partner at Pentagram, “Bright Lights” brings together hundreds of design enthusiasts and professionals to celebrate design excellence.
Information about “Bright Lights,” including slideshows of all the Medalists’ work, is available at aiga.org/the-aiga-awards.
About the AIGA Medal
The AIGA Medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication. Medals have been awarded since 1920 for contributions to design practice, teaching, writing or leadership of the profession in the United States. To learn more about this year’s Medalists and view a complete list of past recipients, visit aiga.org/medalists.
AIGA is the professional association for design, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA today serves more than 22,000 members through 67 chapters and 200 student groups throughout the United States. AIGA stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. Learn more at aiga.org/about.
For further information, please contact:
Jennifer Bender, director of communications and marketing
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