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Established in 2005, the Richard Gangel Art Director Award honors art directors currently working in the field who have supported and advanced the art of illustration. This award is named in honor of Richard Gangel (1918–2002), the influential art director at Sports Illustrated from 1960 to 1981, whose collaboration with illustrators during that period was exceptional. This year’s award goes to Joseph Hutchinson, the creative director for Rolling Stone, where he oversees design and visuals for print, digital, and the overall brand portfolio. Hutchinson oversaw the creative direction for several books, including 50 Years of Rolling Stone, which celebrates the magazine’s 50th anniversary, documents its rise to prominence, and showcases era-defining photography; and the newly updated Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits, featuring more than 200 illustrations of iconic subjects from the magazine’s past, updated with present works. Before joining Rolling Stone in 2007, Hutchinson served as creative director and deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. Prior to the Times, he served as assistant managing editor for design and graphics at The Baltimore Sun. His art direction contributed to 6 Pulitzer Prizes.

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