Selected Awards and Honors


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