Berkshire Theatre Group Wins '2013 American Graphic Design Award'

Berkshire Theatre Group receives the "2013 American Graphic Design Award" for their 2013 Summer Season Poster from Graphic Design USA, an international graphic design organization. BTG was selected from over 8,000 entries from across the nation, representing the highly selective 15 percent of excellence in design.

"I'm thrilled to have my first summer poster for BTG selected for the award," said Abby LePage, Berkshire Theatre Group's graphic designer. LePage, a College of St. Rose graduate, joined BTG in August of 2012. "After researching and reading the selected plays, I wanted to design a poster that was contemporary and accessible in aesthetic, cohesive as a season announcement but that also equally highlighted the character of each of the eight productions."

For five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored the national design competition that spotlights areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. This year Graphic Design USA celebrated their 50th year of the competition.

"We're really honored to win the award," said Rebecca Brighenti, Director of Marketing and PR at Berkshire Theatre Group. "Our graphic designer, Abby LePage, is such a talented artist and to receive national recognition for her work further emboldens our mission of supporting wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment in the Berkshires."

The competition is open to everyone in the community: advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate, institutional and publishing in-house departments, and more. It honors outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics.

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