SOURCE: Turnstyle

October 26, 2006 11:32 ET

Turnstyle's Smart, Distinctive Design Leaves Its Mark on the National Design Scene

Talented, Seattle-Based Turnstyle Recipient of Prestigious Industry Recognition

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- In addition to impressive growth during their first two years in business, Turnstyle has received numerous accolades for their outstanding design work. Today, the company announced recognition by a noteworthy collection of prominent national competitions, industry journals and design annuals, including the AIGA Annual Design Competition, Communication Arts, and Print Magazine. Additionally, Turnstyle's work will also be featured in four new, internationally distributed design books.

A smart, passionate design studio, Turnstyle has built a local and national reputation for developing innovative print and digital solutions for clients. "It comes as no surprise that Turnstyle has been identified as a standout, highly inventive design studio; I couldn't be more pleased for the company," said client Sharelle Klaus of DRY Soda. "We needed a clean, sophisticated identity that would grab attention and clearly differentiate our products from the competition, and Turnstyle delivered exactly that."

Clients are not the only ones raving about Turnstyle and their intelligent, innovative design work. Stand-out accolades, book inclusions and award wins include:

--  365: AIGA Design Competition 27 - Turnstyle's design for DRY Soda
    bottle packaging will be recognized in the 2006 AIGA competition. After
    careful and considered review of more than 3,600 entries, Turnstyle's work
    was selected as one of only 79 examples of outstanding design produced
    throughout 2005.
    
--  Print Magazine - Turnstyle delivers a Print triple play with three
    projects recognized in the Print's 2006 Regional Design Annual: DRY Soda
    bottles, DRY Soda company stationery and a logo created for Venue, a
    boutique retailer.
    
--  Communications Arts Design Annual 47 - The November 2006 design annual
    will include the limited edition brochure/portfolio designed for Teague.
    The brochure highlighted the company's recent innovative industrial design
    work and was uniquely packaged in a mod polystyrene mailing case.
    
--  Communication Arts - The unique bottle packaging and logo developed by
    Turnstyle for DRY Soda will be featured in the "Exhibit" section of the
    January/February 2007 issue.
    
--  "The Best of Brochure Design 9" by Rockport Publishers - This ninth
    installment by Rockport Publishers showcases a collection of the world's
    best brochure design from internationally-acclaimed designers, including
    Turnstyle's work on the Teague brochure/portfolio.
    
--  "New Package Design" by Loft Publications - Turnstyle's award-winning
    package design for DRY Soda, as well as the Teague brochure/portfolio, will
    be included in this internationally distributed book on noteworthy package
    design from the last five years.
    
--  The Seattle Show 2005 - Turnstyle's own stationery system, as well as
    the logo/identity created for the children's video company, Braincandy, was
    recognized by this Northwest show.
    
--  Fox River Paper Outstanding Design Award 2004 - The Turnstyle
    stationery system received first place in this annual competition for
    outstanding design work using Fox River paper products.
    
In addition to the growing register of industry acknowledgments, Turnstyle has developed a highly notable client list of more than 50 companies, including Amp'd Mobile, DRY Soda, Microsoft, Reebok, Russell Investment Group, Steelcase, Teague, and Washington Mutual, among others.

About Turnstyle

In a crowded marketplace, people gravitate toward companies and products that project a distinctive style. Turnstyle uses design to elevate their clients' brands, communicate a distinct personality, and break through marketplace clutter. The result is a strong, emotional connection between audiences and brands. A passionate and focused design studio, Turnstyle has the flexibility to develop innovative print and digital design solutions for clients of diverse backgrounds and sizes. Turnstyle is based in Seattle and was founded in 2004 by co-owners Matt Diefenbach, Ben Graham and Steve Watson. Additional company information can be found online at www.turnstylestudio.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, press only:
    Sarah Matheny
    Duo PR for Turnstyle
    206.706.0508
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