FD Luxe Magazine Wins Seven Awards from The Society for News Design

By: Press Release | Dallas Morning News

FD Luxe, the award-winning fashion, design and lifestyle magazine of The Dallas Morning News, received seven Awards in Excellence for the magazine and photography categories at The Society for News Design (SND) “Best of News Design” 35th Annual Creative Competition. The seven wins are a record for FD Luxe.  

“We are over the moon about The Society for News Design awards,” said Rob Brinkley, editor-in-chief of FD Luxe.“Our covers, our graphic design and the photographs we commission are vital to the overall excellence of FD Luxe. The vision is being exceeded issue after issue. We always intended to put Dallas at the forefront of style journalism, nationwide — and these wins tell us we are there. I’m unbelievably proud of the FD Luxe edit team and our contributors.”  

At the 35th Annual Creative Competition, FD Luxe received two Awards in Excellence, SND’s highest ranking, in the category of magazines:            

Magazine Cover Design:      

  • Art director Jamie Huckaby’s design for the May 2013 cover, featuring a whimsical room sculpted entirely of white paper, by artist Robert Chapa          

Magazine Features/Inside Page Design: 

  • Jamie Huckaby’s haunting opening spread — wet hair being cut by scissors — for the Sept. 2013 story on the sudden death of a Dallas society hairstylist  

The magazine also received five Awards in Excellence in the photography and single photos category:            

Studio Photography:  

  •  A donut whose “icing” is a stunning aquamarine, tourmaline and diamond necklace, photographed by Chris Plavidal for the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 issue   
  •     A fashion shoot featuring dancers from the Texas Ballet Theater, photographed by Steven Visneau for the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 issue          

Portrait Photography:

  • Art collector Christen Wilson laying atop her bed in a lipstick-red Dior suit and lipstick-red stilettos, photographed by Geof Kern for the Sept. 2013 issue   
  • Philanthropist Sistie Stollenwerck riding a taxidermy lion, aiming a $130,000 shotgun, photographed by Maxine Helfman for the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 issue
  • Steven Visneau’s photograph — from behind — of a ballerina in Lanvin stilettos taking a bow, which became the cover of the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 issue  

Each year, SND recognizes the achievements of magazines and newspapers from around the world for excellence in news design, graphics and photography as part of the “Best of News Design Creative Competition. A judging panel sponsored by SND and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University evaluates each entry on how well it accomplishes editorial design objectives.  

FD Luxe’s all-Dallas editorial team includes: Rob Brinkley, FD Luxe editor-in-chief; Lisa Kresl, Dallas Morning News deputy managing editor of Lifestyles; Christopher Wynn, deputy editor; Jamie Huckaby, art director; Christina Geyer, managing editor; and Bradley Agather Means, fashion editor. Heather Young, of the agency Speakeasy, is the magazine’s digital producer.

The SND, founded in 1979, is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators who create print, web, mobile publications and products.  

About FD Luxe
FD Luxe is the award-winning lifestyle magazine powered by The Dallas Morning News. It has served as the style concierge of Dallas since 1978. The 10-times-yearly publication dishes exclusive content on ultra-high-end fashion, art, dining, design, travel and more. FD Luxe, at 80,000 copies, is one of the most widely distributed magazine brands in North Texas. FD Luxe: The Wedding Edition is its twice-yearly sister publication, covering the world of luxurious weddings. FD Luxe engages its on-the-go audience through fdluxe.com, the FD Luxe iPad app and the FD Luxe e-newsletter. For more information, visit www.fdluxe.com.  

About The Dallas Morning News
Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News is Texas’ leading newspaper and the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. It has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; Al Día (www.aldiatx.com), the leading Spanish-language publication in North Texas; neighbors go (www.neighborsgo.com), a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read. In addition to the editorial drivers within the Morning News, CrowdSource was created as an independent business division to assist event organizers and producers with its operational, marketing and promotional needs. To advertisers, the portfolio of products is represented by DMNmedia (www.DMNmedia.com), the marketing solutions group of The Dallas Morning News, Inc. For more information about the publication and its entities, visit www.dallasnews.com.

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