Our Most Visited News Stories of 2017

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First, a qualification. The most popular pages and features on gdusa.com are our competition winners galleries such as the new American Graphic Design Awards showcase and our current contests open for entries such as the American Package Design Awards; our annual profiles of newsmakers and influencers such as People To Watch and Educators To Watch; and our trend and survey stories on hiring and salaries, the future of print, and many more.

That said, GDUSA has also been the source for graphic design news for nearly 55 years.  So here we present the top just-plain-straight-news items of the year. Among the areas that seem to resonate: the growing role of women in creative leadership roles, the passing of legendary designers, the opportunity presented by the legalization of cannabis, new identities and packaging for popular consumer products, anti-Trump activities and sentiment, interest in the leading sharing economy companies and, oh by the way, it helps if you are Pentagram or Sagmeister & Walsh. No judgements here, just the traffic facts.

 

The 20 Most Visited News Stories of 2017…

 

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Pioneer Graphic Designer Margo Chase Dies in Plane Crash

 

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Shepard Fairey Designs We The People Inaugural Poster

 

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Cannabis Company Gets High End Branding By Pentagram

 

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McDonald’s Goes Monochrome and Social Media Pushes Back

 

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Ivan Chermayeff of Logo and Identity Fame Dies at 85

 

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Disruptive Design For Walmart’s E-Commerce Private Label

 

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AIGA Seeks To Double Women In Leadership Roles

 

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A Pantone Purple Honors Prince

 

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Sagmeister & Walsh Offer Dump Trump Memorabilia

 

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Discrete and Gender Neutral Condom Packaging For Trojan

 

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LIFEWTR Packaging Series Features Female Artists

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Building Trust For Cannabis Through Strategic Branding

 

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Pentagram Designs Bold Brooklyn Brand

 

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Sagmeister & Walsh Energize New Meetup Identity

 

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Natasha Jen Gives Ice Cream a Minimalist Flavor

 

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Pink Pussyhat is SVA Brand of The Year

 

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Type Legend Alan Peckolick … 1940-2017

 

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Kick Pairs Men’s Grooming Products With Exotic Locales

 

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Wolff Olins Appoints First Female CEO

 

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Now You Can Really Eat Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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