Design Award for ‘Niki in the Garden’

The catalog for the Niki in the Garden sculpture exhibition at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory has received an international design award from Graphis, the international journal of visual communication.

Graphis provides a compelling record of the most significant and influential work in design, advertising and photography past and present. Its Gold Award for Design is considered one of the most prestigious in the industry. The catalog, entitled Niki in the Garden: The Extraordinary Scupltures of Niki de Sainte Phalle, was designed by Birkdesign Inc. for the exhibition.

Images of the Niki in the Garden catalog will be featured in the hardcover Graphis Annual.

Last year, the Chicago Office of Tourism’s summer marketing campaign “Niki in the Garden” received two prestigious awards at the 2008 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The campaign was named “Best Integrated Marketing Campaign” by a large organization, and received the “Best in Show” award for the overall strongest marketing campaign by any organization in the State of Illinois for 2007. “Niki in the Garden” was chosen from more than 100 applicants to receive this honor.

More than 145,000 people visited the Garfield Park Conservatory to see “Niki in the Garden,” an increase of 300 percent over the previous year’s attendance during the same time period.