Arbor Investments and Charlesbank Parters Win 2016 Deal of the Year Awards.

Congratulations to two of our clients Arbor Investments and Charlesbank Partners for winning Buyouts Magazine's Deal of the Year Award.

Buyouts Magazine recently awarded Arbor Investments its prestigious 2016 Deal of the Year Award for the April 2015 sale of Gold Standard Baking. The deal, which generated a 9.4x gross return to Arbor Fund II, was proclaimed Deal of the Year in both the Middle Market and Overall categories.

Charlesbank won for FullBeauty Brands.

More information at Buyouts Magazine.

American Web Design Awards picks Hartford Design’s work for Arbor Investments

The website for Arbor Investments’ Trudeau Distributing was part of a rebranding effort for Trudeau. The effort included a new brand vision and voice as well as site design, development and  search engine optimization.

This Graphic Design USA annual competition - the American Web Design Awards - celebrates the power of well-designed websites and other online communications to attract audiences, generate engagement and response, and promote products, services and ideas. The idea resonates: entries nearly doubled this year. Still, only 100 design organizations were honored this year.

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Hartford Design Wins 2010 Graphis Design Gold Award for Napa: Behind the Bottle.

Graphis Design 2010

Hartford Design’s work for Bill Tucker’s Napa Behind the Bottle wins Graphis Gold Award. Napa Behind the Bottle was selected among thousands of entries from around the world and was one of 199 judge’s selections for a Gold Award. The book is included in Graphis’ Design Annual 2010

Graphis Design Annual 2010 features the year’s best international Design work in a variety of categories ranging from Annual Reports, Branding and Exhibits to Logos, Packaging and Posters, with detailed explanations in the back of the book written by designers on their process to the solution. With seven entries selected as Graphis Platinum winners and 199 Gold winners, this Annual is an essential guide for Designers, Art Directors, Photographers and potential clients.

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Two Books Designed by Hartford Design Selected for Society of Typographic Art’s Archive 09.

Archive 09

Napa Behind the Bottle by Bill Tucker and The Time After by Doug Fogelson were among the 42 selections for inclusion in Archive 09, the STA’s annual design competition.

The Society of Typographic Arts updates The Chicago Archive annually with new material through its Archive Show to recognize outstanding achievement in Chicago graphic design. Open to professionals and students, agencies and corporations. The juried categories typically include: brand identity, print, advertising, packaging, interactive media, motion graphics, environmental graphics, unpublished work, and student work. All selected works will become part of the CDA permanent collection. The CDA annual juried competition began with Archive 05 in 2005.

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Hartford Design’s Poster for STA’s Archive 06 wins Graphis Gold Award.

The Society of Typographic Art’s Archive 06 Call for Entries was selected among thousands of entries from around the world and was one of xx judge’s selections for a Gold Award. The poster is included in Graphis’ Poster Annual 2007.

From The Publisher
Graphis publications feature the best in Design, Advertising, Photography and Illustration. Each of our Annuals represents the best internationally produced work in that discipline from the previous year. All featured work is carefully selected from a pool of entries submitted during our Call for Entry period. Only the most impressive work is selected for inclusion in the Annuals.

Graphis Poster 2007

Two Projects by Hartford Design Selected for Society of Typographic Art’s Archive 06

A logotype for Outlink, a line of personal organizers for MeadWestvaco and the call for entries for the STA’s Archive 06 were among the 61 selections for inclusion in Archive 06, the STA’s annual design competition.

The Society of Typographic Arts updates The Chicago Archive annually with new material through its Archive Show to recognize outstanding achievement in Chicago graphic design. Open to professionals and students, agencies and corporations. The juried categories typically include: brand identity, print, advertising, packaging, interactive media, motion graphics, environmental graphics, unpublished work, and student work. All selected works will become part of the CDA permanent collection. The CDA annual juried competition began with Archive 05 in 2005.

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1000 Type Treatments Selects Hartford Design’s Work

1000 Type Treatments

12 examples of our firm's work are featured in a new book, 1000 Type Treatments, by Rockport Publishing. The work of design firms around the world was selected based upon the criteria of typographic excellence.

Publisher's Description
The ability to wield typography is one of those things that is a clear indication of a talented designer. Being able to craft type well and thoughtfully takes a deep understanding of the inherent complexities and a keen eye for the minute and subtle details. This book contains a collection of 1,000 instances of thoughtful type usage along with credits that note what fonts were used in the design. The photography in this book focuses in on the typography so readers can get an up-close look at the work.

1000 Type Treatments

 

Hartford Design. Taking Your Brand to New Places.™

Overview

Hartford Design is a Chicago graphic design and branding firm. We plan, design and deliver brand identity, websites and integrated marketing with clarity, consistency and purpose. Our clients range from startups to nonprofits to the Fortune 100 elite.

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