Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Award Season

I haven't won an award since taking back-to-back "Best Actor" in the Philadelphia Fire Prevention Play competitions of the early 1980s.

"Award-winning" is just too embarrassing an adjective. It's what people use when their work has obvious flaws -"but, hey, it got an ACE award".

By and large, we do commercial work. The award for these gigs is the paycheck and a job well done. They are created for a specific purpose -whether it's to illustrate a song, teach a kid how to use the potty, or sell toothpaste. Beyond executing that purpose, there's no call for further acclaim.

With that preface, our work for WNET/Thirteen's mini-series "Curious" has just been nominated for an Emmy in "Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design and Art Direction".

I'm glad they liked the work enough to nominate it. It's a really interesting show and has a lot personal resonance for me.

Here's the link
to their press release.

This is one of our favorite clips from the show:

In an upcoming post I'll explain how it was done.

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