Arrindell’s book wins design award in USA


The cover of Rhoda Arrindell’s “Language, Culture and Identity in St. Martin” was designed by Carole Maugé-Lewis. Design images include author’s photo by Dion Gumbs and a painting of Great Salt Pond by archaeologist Jay Haviser.

PHILIPSBURG–Language, Culture and Identity in St. Martin by leading St. Maarten linguist Rhoda Arrindell has won the Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) Award, according to GDUSA editor magazine Gordon Kay.

  Carole Maugé-Lewis designed the winning book cover for the St. Maarten indie press House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) title, said HNP President Jacqueline Sample.


  In a letter, Kay congratulated Sample and HNP on the award-winning performance in the 54th Annual American Graphic Design Awards. Kay called Maugé-Lewis’ design performance “exceptional.”

  Professor Maugé-Lewis is the Coordinator of Graphic Communication Internships at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

  “From nearly 10,000 entries, a small handful of design projects – including your Language, Culture and Identity in St. Martin book design – were selected as winners,” said Kay.

  The flagship awards programme of the New York City-based magazine “honours the power of design to shape commerce, culture and causes in all media,” said Kay.

  Maugé-Lewis and HNP are in good company for the GDUSA Awards 2017. Other clients whose designers or agencies were honoured in this year’s competition include the likes of AT&T, American Bar Association (ABA), Citibank, Corona beer, Domino’s Pizza, GEICO, Harvard University, Hewlett-Packard, India Ministry of Tourism, Mount Gay rum, PepsiCo, Pfizer, National Gallery of Canada, Starbucks, Samsung, Southern Poverty Law Center, Updike Literary Prize, U.S. State Department and Walmart.

  GDUSA has been the magazine for creative professionals since 1963.

  “Winning the American Graphic Design Award is a surprising high point for the 35th anniversary of HNP. It is also a unique encouragement to ‘press on’ with the rest of St. Maarten and the Caribbean following the hurricanes such as Irma, which damaged HNP’s studio space, destroying documents and equipment,” said Sample.

  “I am very thankful to Professor Carole Maugé-Lewis for her highly creative professionalism as a graphic designer and for her generous spirit. Many thanks to GDUSA for selecting the HNP book among its new award winners, and congratulations to Dr. Rhoda Arrindell for publishing Language, Culture and Identity in St. Maarten with us,” she said.

Source: The Daily Herald