Selected Awards

American Association of Museums
“Museum Publications Design,” four Distinctive Merit Awards, 1983; one Merit Award, 1984, 1994, 1997

American College Public Relations Association (ACPRA)
Award for Outstanding College Publications, 1966–72

American Corporate Identity
Awards of Excellence, 1984–1986, 1988–95, 1997–2001, 2004–05

American Federation of Arts
“Annual Design Competition,” five Awards of Excellence, 1987; Award of Excellence, 1990–91

American Institute of Graphic Arts
“AIGA Book Show,” five Awards of Excellence, exhibition at the AIGA 1985 National Conference and inclusion in the AIGA Annual #6, 1984, 1986

Certificate of Excellence and inclusion in the exhibition “Communication Graphics,” 1971–72, 1983–84

Certificate of Merit and inclusion in the exhibition “Communication Graphics,” 1981, 1984
“Fifty Best Books of the Year,” annual award, 1968, 1970–71, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1993

Inclusion in the exhibition “Insides ’72”

“Design for the Public Good 1987,” inclusion in the exhibition and annual, Graphic Design: USA 9, two Awards of Excellence

American Library Association
Exhibition Catalogue Award

American Planning Association 2004 Public Education Award for Reading the Land, Massachusetts Heritage Landscapes: A Guide to Identification and Protection

Art Director’s Club of Boston
four Awards for Design Excellence, 1979; two Gold Awards for Design Excellence, 1983; one Distinctive Merit Award, three Merit Awards, 1984; two Silver, 1985; four Merit Awards, 1986; one Merit Award, 1989

Art Director’s Club of New York
60th Annual Exhibition, 1981

Art Museum Association of America
four Awards of Excellence, 1984

The Art Museum
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Design, “One of the Best Posters of the Decade” and several posters included in the permanent exhibition, 1981

The Art Society of North America
Annual Design Award, 1977

Association of American University Presses
Award of Excellence for the catalogue Masterworks from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, 1994

Biennale of Graphic Design Brno
’74, Czechoslovakia International Exhibition, 1974

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
Regional Citation Award, 1990

CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education)
“Great Ideas Recognition Program,” Gold Medal, 1986; “Periodicals,” Gold Medal, 1992

Claiborne Pell Award for Excellence in Arts
Recipient: Malcolm Grear, 1998

Communication Arts 24th Annual Exhibition
Certificate of Excellence, 1983

Connecticut Art Directors Club (CADC)
13th Annual One Show, 1988; Award of Excellence for Harlem Photographs 1932-1940: Aaron Siskind, 1991

1993 DESI Awards
Graphic Design USA, five Awards of Excellence, 1993

Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts; Recipient: Malcolm Grear, 1969

Graphic Arts Recognition Committee
Award of Excellence, 1988

2010 Graphis Poster Annual
Gold Award for Frida and Diego poster, 2009

Graphis Zurich
Switzerland International Annual of Poster Art, 1973

History Maker of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Historical Society, Recipient: Malcolm Grear, 2000

Internationale Buchkunst-Ausstellung (International Book Awards)
Silver Medal, Leipzig, 1982

International Center for Typographic Arts
Typomundus, 1970

International Gallery of Superb Printing
Second Place Award, 1985

Kentucky Star
Downtown Lexington Corporation, in recognition of significant, long term contributions in the field of visual arts. Recipient: Malcolm Grear, 2005

The Maine Photographic Workshop
Harry Callahan, awarded Best Photographic Book of the Year, designed for the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 1996

Massachusetts Library Association
Bi-Annual Public Relations Award, First Prize, “Bookmarks,” 2001

Mead Library of Ideas
Certificate of Excellence, 1971

The National Paperbox Association
1998 Annual Awards Ceremony, two Gold Awards

New England Book Show
Three Awards for Design Excellence, 1976

New England Museum Association
First Place and Special Citation, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention, 1995; two First Place and two Joint Second Place, 1998; First Place, 2000

New York Book Show
Bookbuilders Guild of New York, College Award of Merit, 1988; two Awards of Merit for College Textbook Design, 1991

New York Chapter of the Art Libraries Societies (ARLIS/NY)
Citation for Outstanding Museum Publications, 1976

Print Magazine
One of the “Best Posters of the Decade, 1960–1970,” 1971
Regional Design Annual Award, Award of Excellence, 1983, 1985, 1988–89, 1992, 1999

Printing World Annual Award
Great Britain, First Place Award, 1979

ReBrand 100
Two ReBrand Distinction Awards, four Merit Awards, one Notable Award, 2005, 2006

Inclusion in the exhibit “International Signs,” 1970

Society of Typographic Arts
Best of Show, 1980, 1982
Trademarks USA, Award of Excellence and inclusion in publication, 1968

1984, Third Place Award, “Posters”

Type Directors Club
New York, Awards for Typographic Excellence, 1980, 1982



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