Alaska Journal of Commerce

Mad Dog Graphx Wins Awards

Anchorage, AK – Two annual reports created by Mad Dog Graphx have won several awards for clients of the Anchorage design firm. The 2006 annual report for Food Bank of Alaska, entitled “A Blueprint to End Hunger,” was chosen by Print magazine for its 2007 regional design annual, and appears in the current November/December issue. Selected from more than 20,000 entries, the FBA annual was awarded a certificate of design excellence. Last year’s annual report for The Alaska Community Foundation, “Together We Create Community,” was honored with a silver 2007 Summit Creative Award. The FBA annual won a bronze award in the same competition.

Both annuals won silver ADDY Awards for design in the 2007 District 11 ADDY Awards competition from the American Advertising Federation.

Both annuals won a certificate of excellence in the 2007 American Graphic Design Awards. The two annual reports will appear in the magazine’s design awards annual this December.

Food Bank of Alaska was a silver award winner in the 37th Annual Creativity Awards, an international competition recognizing outstanding graphic design. The Alaska Community Foundation annual was selected for an award of distinction in the 36th Annual Creativity Awards. The FBA annual report also won a gold 2007 Davey Award. The ACF annual report won a silver 2006 Davey Award. The Daveys honor design excellence from small design firms and agencies worldwide.

Founded in 1996, Mad Dog offers a range of creative and production services, specializing in corporate, retail and brand identity development, and advertising and marketing design.

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