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July 31, 2009

SPD designs the new identity for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music & Media Conference 2010.

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For the second year running South by Southwest approached SPD with the opportunity to brand the 2010 Music, Film and Interactive conferences. With the blurring of the lines between the three conferences increasing every year, SXSW wanted to ensure that the family of identities embraced this convergence more so than in years past. This goal, in conjunction with 2010 being a year tied to science-fiction myth, led Senior Designer Matt Wetzler and Associate Creative Director Susan Birkenmayer to create a series of unique robots with interchangeable features that could be repurposed at will for a comprehensive modular system of identities. The work can be seen internationally and around Austin in industry publications promoting the event, and as the festival draws closer on signage, program brochures, ads, billboards, and all manner of social media.

About the use of the robot theme, Matt Wetzler said, “The idea of robotic icons seemed like a no-brainer (no pun intended). Everyone has a favorite robot from something — whether it is Rosie from The Jetsons, Bender from Futurama or C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars — they are part of our culture. It was a lot of fun to take that idea and run with it.”

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March 5, 2009

Sibley/Peteet Design included in Communication Arts 50th Anniversary issue feature “Visual Communications Genealogy.”

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The March/April 2009 issue of Communication Arts magazine celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication. As part of the retrospective on the last 50 years of graphic arts, the editors included a piece called “Visual Communications Genealogy,” which uses information graphics that evoke a beehive to illustrate the interconnectedness of the design industry across the entire United States, and how one creative firm inevitably becomes a launching pad for the next generation of creative firms. For the section of the genealogy representing Texas, The Richards Group is the epicenter from which multiple creative firms radiate, including Sullivan Perkins, Woody Pirtle, Jack Summerford Design, Herring Design, Eisenberg & Associates, and Dennard Creative, Inc. From Dennard Creative, Rex Peteet (having worked with Richards as well as Pirtle previously) and Don Sibley launched Sibley/Peteet Design.

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June 14, 2007

Sibley/Peteet Design featured in Graphis Logo Design 7.

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Graphis Logo Design 7 features profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most respected logo designers, including Steve Sandstrom of Sandstrom Design, Pentagram’s Michael Beirut, Joe Duffy of Duffy & Partners, Catapult’s Art Lofgreen, RBMM’s Brian Boyd, G+D’s Toshihiro Onimaru, and the creator of the Recycling logo, Gary Anderson. Included in this distinguished group are Rex Peteet and Don Sibley of Sibley/Peteet Design. In addition to in-depth profiles of these designers and their work, the book includes the latest logo designs by more than 300 designers from around the world. On the subject of logo design, Rex Peteet says, “Its the ability to self-edit and continue pushing, re-examining, fine-tuning, and re-doing, that separates an ordinary design from a great design. If I keep at it, I might be fortunate to finally arrive. And if and when I do, its magic.”

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April 12, 2005

Founding partner Rex Peteet awarded the Dallas Society for Visual Communication Golden Egg career achievement award.

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Sibley Peteet Design Austin partner Rex Peteet was awarded the Golden Egg by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications. This prestigious award is presented to an individual who the DSVC feels has made an extraordinary contribution to the creative arts over the course of his or her career. Since the award’s inception in 1975, the Golden Egg has been presented to only 13 graphic designers. Partner Don Sibley received the award in 2003.

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