2002 Gold Ink Awards
Turning 15 this year, the Gold Ink awards drew the highest number of entries in its history. As usual, the pieces ran the gamut—from the whimsical to the ornate to the how did they do that? But if one theme were to emerge this year, it would be the countless books, magazines and posters paying tribute to the heroes of September 11. During the cataloging and judging portions of the contest, it was impossible not to be transfixed by the haunting images that silently conveyed the horrors of that sunny late summer day.
Reflecting on the most written about and photographed event in U.S. history, it becomes apparent that the power of print will never fail to move—no matter what technological advances are made. This year's contest only reaffirms the contributions printing has made and continues to make to society.
Of course, it would be impossible to retain the luster of the Gold Ink awards save for the discerning eye of the judges. Special thanks to those who graciously volunteered their time and energy: Greg Captain, imaging center manager, The New Yorker; Jane Chero, vice president of production, North American Publishing; Maria Karkucinski, art director, Book Design Studio II; Gretchen Kirby, president, P.A.G.E.s; Jo Kukuka, production manager, Jewish Exponent; Vince Marini, director of operations, Graphography, Ltd.; Betty Maul, president, Front End Graphics; Gina Montemurro, group production director, North American Publishing; and Roy Zucca, principal, ConsultRoy.com.
For a complete listing and description of the award winners, go to www.goldink.com.