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Style Art Director Honored for Work

In an international competition honoring the best of newspaper design, Style Weekly Art Director Jeffrey Bland recently received three awards of excellence competing against publications with circulations of 49,999 or less.

The work recognized included "Paper Trail," an opening-page spread for last summer's cover story on turmoil at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and for the popsicle-themed illustration and cover for our annual summer guide. Bland also won for his body of work entered in the Feature Page Designer Portfolio category.

The 28th Annual Best of Newspaper Design Competition is sponsored by the Society for News Design and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Closer to home, Bland recently received two awards of merit at Grade 2007, a competition sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He shared one of the awards, for his "Reasons to Love Richmond" cover in 2006, with Style Weekly Photography Editor Scott Elmquist.

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