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I.D. (magazine)

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FrequencyEight times a year
Final issue2010
CompanyF+W Media
CountryUnited States

I.D. (The International Design Magazine) was a magazine covering the art, business, and culture of design. It was published eight times a year by F+W Media.[1][2]


I.D. was founded in 1954[3][4] as Industrial Design. The name was later abbreviated to an initialism; in the 1980s, the initials came to stand for International Design to reflect the magazine's broadened scope.[5]

Since 1954, the magazine published the Annual Design Review, a juried design competition curated by I.D. staff and industry practitioners.[6]

I.D. won five National Magazine Awards: three for General Excellence (1995, 1997, 1999), one for Design (1997), and one for Special Interests (2000).[7][8]

The last issue of I.D. was published in January/February 2010.[9][10]

In June 2011, I.D. magazine was re-launched online in partnership with Behance.[3] The new I.D. magazine featured user-submitted designs that were curated to offer examples of innovative work happening today.

By March 2016, the magazine's website had been shut down.


  1. ^ Nat Ives (December 15, 2009). "A Guide to Magazines that Have Ceased Publication". Adega. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "I.D. Magazine to cease publication". The Independent. December 16, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "I.D. Magazine re-launches as online design showcase". FW Community. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "14 Essential Magazines for Graphic Designers". Web Designer Depot. January 14, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Lasky, Julie; VanPatter, GK (2005). "Frozen Pictures?". NextD Journal (7). Archived from the original on February 10, 2007.
  6. ^ "Annual Design Review". IDOnline.com (official I.D. website). Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  7. ^ "National Magazine Awards Database of Past Winners and Finalists". Magazine Publishers of America. Archived from the original on June 29, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  8. ^ "The Last Page". Advertising Age. December 15, 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Allan Chochinov (December 15, 2009). "I.D. Magazine to cease publication". Core77. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "This Just In: I.D. Magazine Folds". MediaBistro.com. Retrieved October 19, 2007.

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