The annual SPD awards, presented this year on 16th June, celebrate editorial creative, recognising excellent work in design, photography and illustration across print and digital platforms.
The brand of the year award celebrates the publication which demonstrates brilliance of design and consistency of voice across a range of mediums, including print, digital, visuals, audio and video.
The Guardian won for its 200th birthday anniversary work, including its website and app, flagship daily news podcast Today in Focus, its Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Documentaries strand, the newspaper, Saturday magazine and online interactives, says the publisher.
Alex Breuer, executive creative director, Guardian News & Media says: “This is a huge achievement and huge recognition of all the hard work that goes into the brilliant creative output that readers see every day across the Guardian. Our 200th birthday was a milestone moment, with constant collaboration and the bringing together of different people and ideas. This brand of the year award is a celebration for everyone involved in helping to bring this project to life for the Guardian’s global readers.”