Today is the actual date of GDUSA’s 50th Anniversary, the moment the first edition rolled off the printing press.
We like a party as much as anyone, so we’ve been celebrating all year; we’ll continue to do so right on until the final moments of 2013 fade away. To honor the community we serve, we’ve conducted a series of 50th Anniversary surveys to more than 40,000+ creative professionals about who you respect and what you admire. These have truly resonated, not as scientific truths but as fun, informational and provocative lists. We reprise some of the results here today and announce new findings.
Thanks to all of you for putting up with us for this past half century; wait ’till you see what we have planned for the next 50 years.
For the past 50 years, GDUSA has surveyed the creative community about the state of print design. Please fill out this online survey and make your voice heard. The results will be published in the May/June edition of GDUSA’s print magazine + enewsletter. We deeply appreciate your help and please please please include your name, title and company in the response if you’d like to be quoted.
In honor of our 50th anniversary, GDUSA conducted a nationwide survey of the graphic design community. Our first issue of the year focused on the most influential designers of the past 50 years. Our next issue features your favorite design projects and logos and will be in the mail and online in the next few weeks. Just to whet your appetite here are your top 10 favorite album covers of the past half-century.
1. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon | Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis
We thought long and hard about how best to note our anniversary without making it about us. Out of the process two points emerged. First, this accident of the calendar presents an opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of the graphic design community. Second, we think the best way to do this is to ask your opinion on some provocative and fun topics because, frankly, you know more than we do and we just like hearing from you. Accordingly, in each print and app edition of GDUSA this year, we will present selected results of a massive poll — being conducted right now — about who you respect and what you admire.