I.D. (magazine)

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For the British fashion magazine, see i-D.
Categories Architecture
Frequency Bi-monthly
First issue 1954
Final issue 2010
Country United States
Website http://www.idonline.com

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


I.D. was founded in 1954 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.[2]

Since 1954, the magazine published the Annual Design Review, a juried design competition curated by I.D. staff and industry practitioners.[3]

I.D. won five National Magazine Awards: three for General Excellence (1995, 1997, 1999), one for Design (1997), and one for Special Interests (2000).[4][5]

The magazine closed after its January–February 2010 issue.[6]

In June 2011, I.D. Magazine was re-launched online in partnership with Behance. The new I.D. Magazine features user-submitted designs that are curated to offer examples of innovative work happening today.[7]


  1. ^ Nat Ives (15 December 2009). "A Guide to Magazines that Have Ceased Publication". Adega. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Lasky, Julie; VanPatter, GK (2005). "Frozen Pictures?". NextD Journal (7). Archived from the original on February 10, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Annual Design Review". IDOnline.com (official I.D. website). Retrieved July 24, 2007. 
  4. ^ "National Magazine Awards Database of Past Winners and Finalists". Magazine Publishers of America. Retrieved July 24, 2007. 
  5. ^ "The Last Page". Advertising Age. December 15, 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ "This Just In: I.D. Magazine Folds". MediaBistro.com. Retrieved October 19, 2007. 
  7. ^ I.D. Mag

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