ADC Awards

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Publication Design

Arem Duplessis

Group Creative Director of Photography


San Francisco, United States

Arem is currently a Group CD within Apple's Marketing Department.

Previously he served as Design Director of The New York Times Magazine where he led a department named 'Design Team of The Year' by The ADC for 3 consecutive years. During his tenure, the magazine received numerous awards including an Emmy for the film series — 'Touch of Evil’.

He was honored as a distinguished alumni of Pratt Institute, an AIGA Medalist and recognized by D&AD, ADC, SPD, TDC, AIGA, American Photography, Graphis among others.

For his redesign of GQ he partnered with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobaias Frere Jones to create the typeface GQ Gotham, later shortened to Gotham. Used in Obama’s campaigns, advertisements for Coca-Cola and SNL, Gotham soon became one of the most recognizable typefaces of a generation.

Duplessis has served as a visiting professor within Pratt’s Graduate Communication Design Department, SVA and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

He has lectured throughout the US and abroad including London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Madrid, Barcelona, Jakarta and Dubai.




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