Larry Minsky Named to 200 Best Digital Artists Jury
In June, Lürzer’s Archive introduced its jury for the 200 Best Digital Artists special. The jury will consist of some of the top experts and practitioners in the fields of digital imaging and communications, including Larry Minsky, VP of Strategy for I Imagine, Otis D. Gibson, founder and CCO of Gertrude, Inc., and Anne Telford, a former editor-at-large at Communication Arts magazine.
“With a worldwide audience and a global view of the industry, Lürzer’s Archive is among the world’s best publications covering advertising,” Minsky says. “They truly showcase the best, wherever the work may originate. It is an honor to have been invited to join the jury for the 200 Best Digital Artists special.”
Established in 1984, Lürzer’s Archive has presented the most interesting new print campaigns, TV commercials, and digital designs from all over the world in its bi-monthly magazine—it is considered one of the most creative resources for advertising professionals worldwide. The website complements the magazine by featuring new agency submissions and online features designed to both inform and inspire those in the world of advertising.
Since 2004, Lürzer’s Archive has been publishing the 200 Best series. It features a range of different volumes focusing on a variety of disciplines, such as digital artists, illustrators, and photographers. A jury specially convened for each volume select from work submissions that they consider being the best, which are then featured in the book.
“Looking at the submission from across the globe enables me to stretch my boundaries, see trends, and as an academic who also continues to work as a practitioner, continue to build a bridge between these two often separate worlds,” Minsky says.
The 200 Best Digital Artists special will focus primarily on the art of digital imagery and less on photography. That means that Lürzer’s Archive will not be featuring any photography that has been altered in post-production to improve the image (ex: the use of Adobe Photoshop). The intended focus is to showcase the type of work that is possible with digital imaging today.
Artists had until the end of July to submit their best work from the past two years. Then starting in early August, submissions started to be reviewed by Minsky, Gibson, and Telford.
The 200 best Digital Artists special will be published in November. This will be Lürzer’s Archive’s second edition of the series, which was introduced in 2013.