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Creative Quarterly: 100 Best Annual 2017

We want to bring special attention to those artists, designers and photographers who appeared in our four issues in 2017.

To start we selected a panel of judges from our featured artists, designers and photographers from the past year. The judges select the top 25 pieces in each of our four categories for special recognition. And each we publish the best of the best in a hardcover book.

The 100 Best 2017 were chosen from CQ45, CQ46, CQ47, CQ48,

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Cover image by Kevin Krull

2017 Judges

  • Baldwin Guggisberg, fine artist, United Kingdom;
  • Johnny Selman, graphic designer, New York;
  • Nigel Parry, photographer, United Kingdom;
  • Frank Viva, illustrator, New York.

Winners are in our 100 Best Annual 2017 which was produced in February 2018.

100 Best Gallery Show: NYC

This year winners’ work was exhibited in a Lower East Side gallery in December. Thanks to all who joined us for the gallery reception.

Cover artwork by Kevin Krull

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Creative Quarterly 100 Best

2017 Top 25: Fine Art

Nicholas Baxter
Kyla Culbertson, Western Illinois University
David Dixon
Barbara Duval
Fluke
Cecil Eciam Gresham
Michel Kirch
Ray Koh*
Ai Di Lin
Robert Maloney
Ryota Matsumoto
Marino Nakano
Kadir Nelson
Irena Roman
Susan White Brown
Will Knight, Art Center College of Design
Shannon Lively-Brochu
Alyssa Lombardi, Bowling Green State University
Michael Nolan
Colin Nun
Peter Ra
Zoya Taylor
S. Tudyk

2017 Top 25: Graphic Design

Jacob Bang, Academy of Art University
Bernadette Briones, Academy of Art University
Hoon-Dong Chung
Krishnapriya Dutta Gupta, Academy of Art University*
Carrie A. Dyer
Ellen Bruss Design
Jacob Bang, Erik Berger Vaage, Rasmus Nilsson, Daniel Lindqvist, Sewon Chun, Academy of Art University
Ben Hannam
Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
Mira Khandpur, School of Visual Arts, MFA Design*
Katie Larsen, Tyler School of Art
David Leutert, School of Visual Arts (MFA Illustration)
Ting Lin, Queens College, CUNY
Magoz
McCandliss and Campbell
Karina Pérez-Fajardo, Texas A&M University Commerce
Chelsea Peterson, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University
PS Design
CF Napa Brand Design
Shaily Shah, Academy of Art University
Daeki Jun Studio*
Katie Troy, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University

2017 Top 25: Illustration

Davor Bakara
Natalya Balnova*
Douglas Bell
Janice Chang, Art Center College of Design
Cinyee Chiu
Andy Robert Davies
Joey Guidone*
Rachel Katstaller
Kevin Krull
Nick Levesque
Zijun Li
Magoz*
Elijah Mazur, Academy of Art
Kadir Nelson
Peter Pohle
Christopher Rusin, Academy of Art
João Vaz de Carvalho
Dylan Vermeul
Michael Waraksa

2017 Top 25: Photography

David Bishop
Valeria Bismar
Siobhan Costigan
Peter Dazeley
MK Foltz
Lara Gilks
Gloria Golden
Andy Goodwin*
Grigorii Goriachev
Anthony Hudson, Academy of Art University
Gale Jorgensen
Jeffrey Milstein
John O'Neill
Ronnie Robinson, Mississippi State University
Mickey Strider
Kim Boyd Vickrey
Karin Forde Whittemore
Jonas Yuan, Academy of Art University
Ross Anderson*
Jay Dickman*
Gus Kovac
Trevor Messersmith

* denotes multiple entries