Lewis Receives Accolades From Communication Arts And Graphis

Lewis receives honors from CA, Graphis.


Lewis' Bearded Lady continues to turn heads, while work for Good People Brewing Co., Design Week Birmingham, Bottletree, and The Joseph School is lauded among the best of the best in national and international design for 2015/2016.

Lewis Communications continues to receive national recognition for its design and branding work.

The immensely popular packaging design for Good People Brewing Company fan-favorite Bearded Lady American Wheat Ale is featured in the Communication Arts Design Annual 56, while the full suite of rebranded packaging for "The South's Local Brewery" merited Silver in the Graphis Design Annual 2016.

"We have a wonderfully talented design team with a wealth of experience in the category. But we've only really had the opportunity to take on packaging design projects in the last few years or so," says design director Roy Burns III. "So to be recognized alongside some of the world's premier packaging design firms is something we're both humbled by and incredibly proud of. We hope it leads to even more packaging design opportunities."

In addition to the Good People work, Lewis' branding and collateral for Design Week Birmingham (DWB) also merited Silver from Graphis, the International Journal of Visual Communication. The work for DWB marked the second consecutive year Lewis was tasked with the event's branding; and that bold, vivid work helped play a key role in increasing the national visibility of both DWB and the Birmingham design community.

"When we're recognized for work we've done for clients so woven into the fabric of our city, it's an opportunity to challenge national notions of what Birmingham is and what it can be." — David Blumberg

"We don't just view these as wins for Lewis. We view them as wins for Birmingham," says senior designer David Blumberg. "We've always aspired to do the highest level work for all of our clients. But when we're recognized for work we've done for clients that are so woven into the fabric of our city, it's an opportunity to challenge national notions of what Birmingham is and what it can be. This is a pretty special place."

Other Lewis work for Waxahatchee and The Joseph School received special merit awards from Graphis.

In addition to honors from both publications earlier this year — as well as a feature article in Communication Arts — this marks Lewis' third consecutive appearance in the Communication Arts Design Annual.

Communication Arts Design Annual 56, the September/October Issue 2015, is available for purchase at newsstands everywhere and as an in-app purchase at the iTunes store. Graphis Design Annual 2016 is available for pre-order online at graphis.com.

For more information on Lewis’ work for Good People Brewing Company, contact beerthirty@lewiscommunications.com.

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