Spring 2016 National Awards

Lewis honored by CA, Graphis, Print, TDC


Lewis Communications continue winning streak as work for a diverse roster of clients merits acclaim from leading national and international industry pubs and organizations.

It's only April, but 2016 is shaping up to be Lewis Communications' most awarded year ever with recent Lewis advertising, design, and branding work receiving national recognition from three of the industry's leading publications and one of its most-esteemed organizations.

"It's always an immense honor," says design director Roy Burns III. "But what makes [this recent series of accolades] especially rewarding is that they touch on projects from nearly every creative team member across all of Lewis' three offices."

Communication Arts— arguably the most esteemed publication for the creative communications industry — selected Lewis work for client Auto and Truck Services for inclusion in their Typography Annual 6. Hand-painted typography, awarded in the environmental category, was designed by a team led by executive creative director Spencer Till, design director Roy Burns III, and senior designer David Blumberg, and painstakingly implemented by Till over the course of many late nights.

Graphis — the International Journal of Visual Communication — recently recognized Lewis work in both its Advertising Annual 2016 and Photography Annual 2016. In Advertising, for the second year in a row, Lewis received the annual's highest honor — a coveted Platinum award — and, also for the second year in a row, the Platinum-designated work was for longstanding client Tiffin Motorhomes. The consumer print campaign in the Automotive category was the work of associate creative directors Ryan Gernenz and Kathy Oldham and senior art director Drew Hughes. Only nine other agencies in the country received Platinum. Other work for Tiffin, as well as work for clients Austal USA, University of Iowa Health Care, and University of Virginia Health System, merited Gold; while a poster campaign for Pretty Perfect Cheese was awarded Silver. In Photography, Jeffrey Williams' "Motor Lisa" image for Auto & Truck Services was awarded Silver.

"What makes these especially rewarding is that they're for projects from nearly every creative team member across all of our offices." — Roy Burns III

Speaking of consecutive years, The Type Directors Club — an international organization devoted to excellence in typography — has selected Lewis work once again to appear in its forthcoming TDC37 Annual. The afore awarded interior environmental signage for Auto & Truck Services will feature alongside work for Design Week Birmingham. (A consumer print campaign for Tiffin is currently featured in the TDC36 Annual.)

And last, but certainly not least, Print has seen fit to recognize multiple design-driven projects from Lewis in its Regional Design Annual 2015. Work for clients such as American Integrated Media, Design Week Birmingham, and non-profit The Joseph School, feature alongside packaging work for Good People Brewing Company.

Many thanks to our clients for their trust and partnership, and to Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, and The Type Directors Club. We're extremely honored to be counted, once again, among the best of the best.

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