Montclair Art Museum publications win graphic design awards

Last month, Graphic Design USA, a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional design community, honored the Montclair Art Museum with American Inhouse Design Awards for excellence for two recent publications: "Inspiring Greatness: The Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund" and the Andy Warhol Factory Party invitation.

Both pieces were designed by MAM Graphic Designer Oksana Ercolani, who has been on staff for almost two years.

Funds to produce these pieces were made available by the Vance Wall Foundation.

"Inspiring Greatness" was created by MAM's marketing and communications department to tell the story of the significance of the exhibition "A Force for Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund," which was on view at MAM from February through July 2010.

The invitation to the Andy Warhol Factory Party gala is in conjunction with the current exhibition "Warhol and Cars: American Icons," on view through June 19.

The party was held on held on May 14 and was the culmination of MAM's Art in Bloom celebration.

The full-color invitation includes a complex application of multiple varnishes and has, as its cover image, a photograph, Air Lingus, by the photographer and filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg.

For nearly five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored design competitions.

The American Inhouse Design Awards showcases outstanding work by in-house designers and provides an opportunity for them to be recognized for their talent, for the special challenges they face, and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions. The Montclair Art Museum is at 3 South Mountain Ave.

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