Joseph Hutchinson of Rolling Stone magazine has been awarded the prestigious Richard Gangel Art Director Award for his designs and illustrations at the magazine.
Joseph Hutchinson serves as the creative director at Rolling Stone, overseeing design and visuals for the entire brand. This includes all the printed and digital content of Rolling Stone. Hutchinson also created the design of the updated Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits which features more than 200 iconic designs from the magazine’s history. He also designed the cover of 50 Years of Rolling Stone which was created on the 50th anniversary of the magazine and essayed its rise to prominence over the years. Rolling Stone was founded in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph Gleason. The first cover of the magazine featured John Lennon.
The Richard Gangel Art Director Award is named after Richard Gangel, who was the art director for Sports Illustrator. He served as its director from 1960 to 1981. On that position, Gangel had considerable influence on the art world and magazine industry alike. Many of his illustrations are today considered path-breaking and trend-setting. Gangel died in 2002. Last year, the award was won by Eric Skillman known for his association with The Criterion Collection.
Hutchinson has been associated with Rolling Stone since 2007. Prior to that, he served as the deputy managing editor and creative director at the Los Angeles Times. Before that, he worked at The Baltimore Sun as assistant managing editor (design & graphics). Across his career, Hutchinson has been the artistic hand behind six Pulitzer Prize-winning series.