Last Thursday was a heckuva night, with awards programs blooming everywhere in Toronto (National Magazine Awards, KRWs, CAJs) and it would be shame if one of them got short shrift, particularly if it's an excellent line extension for a successful Canadian magazine.
The AZ Awards is an international competition for architecture, interior and product design, presented by Azure magazine and this year hosted by CBC's Diana Swain.
Sixty finalists were selected from over 600 submissions and all will be featured in the awards issue of Azure, on newsstands June 18.The cover lettering of that issue was conceived by well-regarded type designer Paul Sych. In each category, there are jury-selected and "People's Choice" winners.
Entrants attended the event from far and wide, including finalists from India, a large contingent from Mexico, as well as from all over the States and Canada. George Brown College School of Design sponsored the A+ Award, a $5,000 prize for the best student project.