Our design for Columbia Journalism Review’s Winter 2018 issue, “Threats,” is a medal finalist in the Society of Publication Designers’ 54th Annual Design Competition. We are nominated for best overall issue design in the category of Custom Publishing/Brand/Trade/Institutional/Education. Cover and feature illustration: Melinda Beck. 

Columbia Journalism Review is a finalist for the 2019 National Magazine Award for General Excellence—the most prestigious honor given by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

The Perception Issue of Columbia Journalism Review explores “what the press looks like from the outside—and what we misread about ourselves.” Thinking about the subjective nature of perception guided our experimental approach to this issue’s art direction: we gave six very different artists an open-ended prompt to depict how the press is perceived. Artists: Edmon de Haro, Serge Bloch, Ellen Weinstein, Vivienne Flesher, Dadu Shin, Lincoln Agnew

AUGUST 07, 2018

Seek, the science research magazine from The Rockefeller University, won two awards from The University & College Designers Association (UDCA).

Our longtime client Heidi Latsky Dance performed On Display at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City as part of Disability Pride Month.

JUNE 28, 2018

Congratulations to PCMA Covene the winner of Association Media & Publishing’s  bronze EXCEL Award for General Excellence in the Magazines category.

Seek, the science research magazine from The Rockefeller University, won a silver award in the Editorial Design category from CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education). Illustration by Alvaro Dominguez.

Point Five Founder and Creative Director Alissa Levin will present the workshop Small Mags, Big Ideas  on July 12th  at ICON10: The Illustration Conference in Detroit.

APRIL 04, 2018

Congratulations to our clients and collaborators! We are all Society of Publication Designers Print Merit Winners from the  53rd Annual Design Competition. Our work for Rockefeller University’s Seek Magazine was awarded for overall issue design, cover art by The Voorhes; Melinda Beck’s work for Columbia Journalism Review for illustration; and Selman Design’s illustration and lettering for PCMA Convene for design.

We recently completed the branding and design for the Rockefeller University Press, including their logo and identity system, as well as the design of their three research journals.

 

We designed materials for A First Amendment for All? Free Expression in the Age of Inequality, a symposium with the Columbia Law Review, the Knight First Amendment Institute, and the Center for Constitutional Governance. 

Columbia Journalism Review was nominated for the 2018 National Magazine Award in the Single-Topic Issue category. On the cover: Inauguration Day, Washington, DC. Portrait by Carolyn Drake for Magnum Photos. Washington Post special section featuring an illustration by Chris Buzelli and photograph by Matt McClain.

NOVEMBER 01, 2017

Point Five designed the research reports Liberals, Rogues and Enablers: The International Order for the 21st Century, and Keeping Up Appearances, as part of an going series for this non-profit.

Point Five Founder and Creative Director Alissa Levin talked about digital strategy and redesigning magazine websites at the 2017 Lane Press Publishers’ Conclave.

We designed Middlebury’s “Critical Conversations,” an ongoing series of events that encourage the campus community to engage deeply with issues of inclusivity and free expression. We worked with Aleksandar Savić to create a set of original illustrations for the project.

MAY 05, 2017

2017 was a big year for the studio, marking 20 years! Thank you to all of our friends and clients who have helped us on this journey.  

Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Summer/Autumn 2016, illustration by Vivienne Flesher

Congratulations to Vivienne Flesher! Her work for Harvard Divinity Bulletin is featured in this year’s American Illustration 36.

 

Alissa was honored to give a keynote presentation about digital design at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Editor’s Forum.

We launched a new site for Commonweal, enhancing their diverse content covering religion, politics, books and culture.

We’re proud to introduce Seek, the new science research magazine from The Rockefeller University.