High Priority: The Land of Typographic Bounty

For those of you in need of an infusion of typographic inspiration, take a look at this slideshow of ‘High Priority’ artwork from New York Magazine. Hey guys, why don’t you do this anymore? For a few years, design director Luke Hayman and art director Chris Dixon selected a designer to do a typographic illustration of the top 5 things to do in New York City that week. Every week was a new superstar designer, and they had an open competition for artwork submissions.

Now in the listings section of the magazine there are featured cultural events, but in each individual section. In the art section, an exhibition is featured; in the theater section, a new play, etc… that’s fine… if you want to be BORING!!! Giving a new amazing designer the freedom to create artwork each week adds to the creative energy of the culture section. Especially since many of the designers are in New York! Bring High Priority back!!

There are too many to choose from, but here are a few of my faves:
For the challenge the artwork had to be black, white and red ONLY. Stephen Doyle was the only exception to this rule.

Louise Fili

Barbara deWilde

Martin Venezky

Stephen Doyle

Chip Kidd

Published by Elizabeth Pizzuti

Design, art, and cats mostly

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