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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 Matt Dorfman, an internationally recognized designer and illustrator. He is the art director of the New York Times Book Review and former art director of the New York Times Op-Ed page. Additionally, he maintains Metalmother, a one-person office specializing in work for publishers, film, theater and various cultural institutions. Dorfman’s client list includes The New York Times, Serial, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The New Yorker, Penguin, Pantheon, The Washington Post, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Knopf, Random House, among others.

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