GDUSA introduced a new category, “Creative Use of Color,” in the 2016 American Graphic Design Awards. Our agency business cards and our 2016 agency calendar recently earned recognition in this category.

Our business cards use backdrops from our local community, such as graffiti art, factory and barn walls, paying homage to the abundant texture and color all around us.

While the general consensus of Twitter, Reddit, and late night talk show bits deemed 2016 to be the worst, our agency calendar suggests otherwise. For 2016, we chose to celebrate the year of the monkey, bringing our role as creative problem solvers into a new light. Inspired by anamorphic art, we used accordion folds to create a trick illusion of two monkeys: creative or suit.

Congrats to our creative team on these wins! Click here to see our projects in the winners' gallery.