When you do good work, people tend to recognize it—sometimes even after a yearlong lapse in time. We are excited to share with you that the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has informed us that a particular gb&d collaborative project of the yesteryear with USGBC Louisiana has been gifted two honorable distinctions at the 2015 Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA). CPC Printing & Promotions has won a “Best of” web/print award, as well as an “Award of Excellence” in the category of Architecture/Art/Travel Magazines on behalf of gb&d‘s Nov/Dec 2014 book, New Orleans: Structure, Community, City.
A year ago, we migrated south from our Midwestern home base to document the budding community-led green movements in NOLA and the intrepid souls behind them. Since the severe devastation brought upon by Hurricane Katrina, residents of NOLA have demonstrated remarkable strength and determination against all odds to bring the city together, uniting to both rebuild and reimagine their vibrant hometown. Personal accounts of by both green industry experts and involved, lifelong NOLA citizens comprise the municipal revolution documented in our New Orleans: Structure, Community, City book.
This recognition from the GLGA is a lofty honor, as GEA is the largest regional print competition in the country, judged by a panel of independent judges with extensive experience in the industry. To boot, the book is presently being sent to the PPA (Premier Print Awards) where it will be judged on a national level by the Printing Industries of America. It pleases us that the stories of a city, so historically and culturally essential to our nation’s character, resiliently bouncing back from turmoil be granted such wide attention and we hope that they continue to inspire.