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Local design firm earns national recognition

September 10, 2014
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Plenty Creative was awarded first prize in the Supplementary Material category for its Cyril Lixenberg rack card and an honorable mention for its exhibition catalog promoting “Cyril Lixenberg: An Artist’s Journey” in The American Alliance of Museums’ 2014 Museum Publications Design Competition. Photo via fb.com<

A local design firm has received national recognition in two categories for its work promoting Grand Valley State University’s Cyril Lixenberg exhibition.

Plenty Creative was awarded first prize in the Supplementary Material category for its Cyril Lixenberg rack card and an honorable mention for its exhibition catalog promoting “Cyril Lixenberg: An Artist’s Journey” in The American Alliance of Museums’ 2014 Museum Publications Design Competition.

A panel of independent jurors from around the United States selected the competition winners.

Now in its 25th year, the contest is the only national juried competition of its kind, and winners are selected for their overall design excellence, creativity, and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission, or special features.

This award adds to the honors Plenty has already received for its work on the Cyril Lixenberg exhibition, including a 2013 Quest for Excellence Award for Best New Publication by Michigan Museums Association and a 2014 Silver Addy Award.

“This was a very important project for GVSU and our multiple partners throughout West Michigan,” said Henry Matthews, director of galleries and collections at GVSU. “We are thrilled to be recognized by our national peers. It confirms our own rich resources right here in Grand Rapids with the outstanding and talented folks at Plenty.”

All winning entries for the 2014 Museum Publications Design Competitionwill be showcased online.

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