Author: Webster

Graphis 2017 Design Annual

Webster brings home Graphis Gold. And Silvers.

Webster is pleased to announce we received a gold and three silver awards from international design publication Graphis. The award-winning work will be featured in the 2017 Graphis Design Annual. Graphis awarded gold for a logo we designed for Turner Network’s cable television channel TBS. The logo also received silver ADDY awards at the Nebraska and District 9 Regional awards for the American Advertising Federation.
Silver Graphis awards went to work completed for Coalition Rx, the American Advertising Federation of Omaha and a series of cards featuring Omaha landmarks.

Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department Logo, Billboard and Brochure
New Project

Omaha City Government Taps Webster to Tout Fairness

In an effort to promote both their everyday anti-discrimination duties along with National Fair Housing Month, the City of Omaha Human Rights & Relations Department wanted to give their materials a bit less of, shall we say, an institutional look. We obliged with a new departmental logo and letterhead package, revised services collateral, and a mini outdoor campaign. None of which are in any way middling.

View the work

New Project

Webster Gives an Omaha Favorite a Digital Overhaul

When Upstream Brewing Company opened its first location in Omaha’s Old Market in 1996, it was the city’s only brewpub. Twenty years and a West O location later, Upstream had successfully remained a cornerstone of the area’s dining & drinking scene. It had also remained resolutely planted in the digital landscape of the mid-aughts with a site that was no longer up to current usability, functionality or tonality standards. So we redid it. A new look, a sharpened tone of voice, built-in responsiveness and a lack of forced PDF menu downloading now combine to make Upstream’s digital living space as welcoming as their dining rooms.

View the work

National Addys - Ad Wars Poster

Webster Tastes Victory at National Advertising Awards

The industry establishment has once again smiled upon us. Our poster for the American Advertising Federation Omaha’s 2015 Ad Wars event has been awarded a Silver by the National Addy Advertising Awards. This piece was one of two from Nebraska to be bestowed and/or bequeathed such an honor. We look forward to (hopefully) celebrating a similar-if-possibly-more-golden award for the sequel to this poster promoting the 2016 Ad Wars, which was once again designed by Sean Heisler and written by Jason Fox.

2016 American Advertising Awards

Nebraska Addy Awards Rain Silver and Gold Upon Webster

This past Saturday, at the 2015-16 American Advertising Awards-Nebraska Show (and banquet!), three judges who usually look down upon our fair land from 30,000 feet awarded Webster with the following, um, awards:

  • Gold (x2) – website
  • Gold – AAF Omaha Poster Series: AdWars
  • Silver – TBS Logo; AAF Omaha Poster Series: Miniature Golf, Bowling, Boom! Roasted

Cue Burl Ives.

Carlson & Burnett Clete Blakeman Motion Graphics

Webster Animates the #HotRef of Super Bowl 50

To most of the world, Clete Blakeman is the NFL referee who shot to fame earlier this week leading the officiating crew for Super Bowl 50. A former college football player at the University of Nebraska, Clete has always taken good care of himself – a fact that did not go unnoticed in the Twitterverse, where the hashtag #hotref quickly took off after Clete led the coin toss. But to us, he is a friend and client. An attorney at Carlson & Burnett, Clete was featured in one of our animated spots for the firm. In retrospect, we should have made his animated doppelgänger more hunky. Sorry.

Coalition on Human Trafficking City Press Conference
New Project, Non-profit

Webster Helps Fight Human Trafficking

The Coalition on Human Trafficking is a new non-profit organization dedicated to ending sex trafficking in the Omaha area. Working on behalf of the AAF Omaha and in collaboration with Angel Carl Marketing, we designed the CoHT’s logo, brand look and feel, and other creative assets (the official website is still in development). The work was revealed to the public at a press conference earlier today (January 27, 2016) featuring CoHT leadership, the mayor of Omaha, the city’s police chief, and members of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. We hope what we believe is some very good design work will help in the fight against some very evil activities.

View the work

AIGA The Show Winners

Webster Snags Six – Including Top Honors – at 2015 AIGA Nebraska Show

The 24th Annual AIGA Nebraska Show Exhibit took place this past Saturday evening (November 14), and Webster walked away with some impressive honors:

  • Judge’s Choice: Tall Tales of Tiny Greatness Poster for AAFO
  • Gold: Tall Tales of Tiny Greatness Poster for AAFO
  • Gold: Winter Wonderizer Self-Promo for Webster
  • Gold: Nebraska City Identity for Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce
  • Silver: Kimmel U Pick Banners for Kimmel Orchard
  • Silver: Field Paper Show Invite for Field Paper

 A Judge’s Choice award is bestowed by each of the three show judges and is similar to Best in Show (the award, not the outstanding Christopher Guest film). Congrats to our fellow honorees, and we look forward to celebrating great, Nebraska-created design again next year.

TBS Logo set on top of Conan O'Brien image
Advertising, Webster

Webster Helps Give TBS an Attitude Adjustment

When venerable cable channel TBS decided to reinvent themselves as the home of “ideas with attitude,” they called us. They also called several other places. But one of our designs won out in the end, and all was right with the world. The station will be rolling out different station ID bumpers featuring the logo throughout the end of 2015, so stay tuned. Or check here – we’ll update the project page from time to time as new pieces are released.

Graphis 2015 Design Annual

Webster Impresses the Graphis Judges Yet Again

We are proudly humble and/or humbly proud to announce that Webster has received one Gold and two Silver awards from the internationally acclaimed Graphis design magazine. Awarded for work done on behalf of the American Advertising Federation Omaha, Nebraska City and ourselves, all three projects appear in the 2016 Graphis Design Annual. This recognition extends our streak of appearing in the annual publication to 11 years.