Boca Museum’s The Art of Hungary Wins Silver Award in Prestigious Graphis Design Competition

The Hungary Initiatives Foundation is pleased to announce that the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s online catalogue, The Art of Hungary, has won a Silver Award in the Graphis Design Competition International. The Graphis Design Annual is one of the most prestigious competitions of communication design in the world. It covers many mediums from print to interactive to three dimensional formats. The Art of Hungary was in competition with a broad array of superior entries sent by design firms, advertising agencies, in-house communications departments, and clients from around the world.

HIF congratulates the curatorial team, artists, lenders, and essayists for their contributions toward the catalogue content, a suite of four exhibitions collectively entitled The Art of Hungary, and especially their designer Scott Adams, of Scott Adams Design Associates, for whom this award specifically acknowledges the clean and classic layout enhanced by large scale images that allow the artwork to take center stage.

Mr. Adams, who designed the catalogue, was thrilled with the announcement and said that the catalogue was a pleasure to work on. The stunning images and enjoyable copy made it easy to present in an engaging way. It was one of those projects where, according to Mr. Adams, you just “get out of the way and let the images do the talking.” In addition to the thoughtful layout, careful attention to the selection of fonts and colors created balance between content ranging from contemporary paintings to historic photograph from the 1920s and 1930s. Mr. Adams’ font choice in a sepia tone, which underscored the browns and reds in the paintings, is just one example of the nuanced aspects of the catalogue that merited the judges’ attention.

In his remarks, Mr. Adams praised the amicable and beneficial working environment:

“Scott Adams Design Associates is grateful for the friendly and creative relationship it shares with the Boca Raton Museum of Art. It frequently results in the formation of some of the agency’s finest work and subsequently a number of prestigious honors.”

Irvin Lippman, Boca Raton Museum of Art Executive Director, notes:

“This recognition was, in no small measure, made possible by the leadership support for the exhibition and its catalogue.  Both were made possible by the Museum’s Exhibition Leadership Fund with major support generously provided by the Estate of Ardele L. Garrod, Jody H. & Martin Grass, Dalia & Duane Stiller, Lisette Model Foundation, Nancy G. Brinker, Quinnipiac University’s Central European Institute, The Hungary Initiatives Foundation, and the Museum’s Friends Auxiliary – whom we thank for their deep commitment to the Museum’s curatorial work. This award is a wonderful reminder that the online catalogue remains an accessible and lasting testament to the significance of Hungarian art.”

The award announcement, along with an excerpt of the catalogue, may be found here.

About Scott Adams

Scott Adams Design Associates is celebrating its eighteenth year as a creative group known for developing well positioned, award-winning design communications. They specialize in a wide range of strategic design projects: from branding programs and publication design to packaging design and in-store retail environmental graphics. With each project they develop marketing communications that inform, entertain and guide the viewer in a logical, compelling, and strategic manner.

About Boca Raton Museum of Art

Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown to encompass an Art School, Guild, Store, and Museum with distinguished permanent collections of contemporary art, photography, non-western art, glass, and sculpture, as well as a diverse selection of special exhibitions.  The Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM until 5 PM; on Thursdays from 10 AM until 8 PM; and on weekends from 12 PM until 5 PM. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students with IDs and children under 12. Learn more at www.bocamuseum.org.