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Polypod is recognized among the 2012 Graphis Poster Design Gold Medalists


Polypod has received two Gold Medals from Graphis, the New York based graphic design publisher. The winning work will be published in the 2012 Graphis Poster Annual and the Graphis Logo Annual, featuring some of the most visually captivating posters and logos selected from thousands of entries submitted worldwide. According to the publisher, only the most impressive work is selected for inclusion in Graphis. Polypod’s poster winning entry is the only one from Lebanon and the Middle East to receive a medal. The prizes are considered of the highest recognitions for poster and logo design globally. Polypod’s poster winning entry is a poster announcing an architectural debate at the Lebanese American University, sponsored by BLC Bank and the logo is for a think tank in Dubai.

Several industries and countries are represented among the 2012 winners. Some of the world’s best known design companies such as Chermayeff & Giesmar, Siegel+Gale, Landor, Landor Associates and Pentagram competed, as did in-house teams, small agencies, and representatives of multinational corporations such as Apple.
Winning posters and logos are showcased for inspiration and public viewing at
About Polypod
Set in the rich urban culture of Hamra, Beirut, Polypod bridges multiple design disciplines in a collaborative and innovative manner. Polypod was founded by Hani Asfour, an architect with degrees from Harvard and MIT, and Rana Samra Jubayli, an architect who graduated from the University of Montreal and McGill. Together, they created a studio that offers integrated design services in architecture, interior design, branding, web design and development, graphics, and information design for local and international clients. Since its founding in 2006 as a boutique design studio, Polypod has grown to 13 designers and has won several international design awards such as the Graphis Letterhead 7 Gold Medal and the 2009 ReBrand100 Distinction Award. In 2010, Polypod launched the Creative Series, a platform to host and network creative minds in our community.
About Graphis and the Graphis Annuals
Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was first published in 1944 by Walter Amstutz and Walter Herdeg in Zurich, Switzerland. Graphis presented the work of fine artists and illustrators, as well as highlighting the formative years of graphic design as we know it today. Graphis became one of the classiest publications available, and in the 1990s, the Graphis headquarters were relocated to New York City. The Annuals were redefined and numerous new books were added to the Graphis roster. In 2004, the magazine was discontinued and focus was then devoted to further improving the Graphis Annuals.


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  1. Shmasa Al Bloushi

    Polypod well done!

    Hani, no surprise there, more to come inshallah

  2. Wassim Shahine

    Funny the winning poster is for an event that never happened. I recall the debate got cancelled due to some political issues and the organizers never really cleared them out to the public; although there was a good article about it in the national newspaper clearing things out.