News :: Zickafoose Takes Home American Advertising Award FTW

March 1, 2014 / Blog, News / 0 Comments

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March 1, 2014
For Immediate Release:

Fayetteville, WV – Visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose snagged an American Advertising Award for excellence in illustration at the recent American Awards Freakshow Gala, hosted on February 28, 2014 by the AAF-West Virginia at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.

The award winning vector illustration titled, “Infinite Appetite”, was featured on the cover of Super Seed Magazine’s Issue #8, which circulated at major music festivals in the summer of 2013, such as, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and All Good Music Festival.

“It’s always exciting to see the life that one’s artwork takes once it goes out into the world and it’s even sweeter to relish when the fruits of that work puts an award on the shelf”, says Zickafoose. “We are thankful for all of our advertisers and sponsors, who gave us the opportunity to see the vision through to completion and made it possible to put [the publication] out there.”

Photo by Chris Gosses Photography

“Infinite Appetite” is one of several vector illustrations created by Zickafoose specifically for the cover of Super Seed hinging around a Chinese New Year theme, the first being the Fire & Ice Dragon in 2012.

The American Advertising Awards is hosted annually by the American Ad-Fed (AAF) and is a three tier competition. Local winers advance to the regional district competition, with only the creme of the entries rising to national competition.

Previous Awards brought home by artist, Brian C. Zickafoose include:
4th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
Advertising for the Arts/Mixed Media Campaign
2010 ADDY Award Winner – Gold Local
2010 ADDY Award Winner – Silver Regional

2008 Best Local Artist – CITY Magazine
2008 Best Kept Art Secret – CITY Magazine

2005 Neighbor of the Year – Old Southwest Inc.
For excellence in Graphic Design and Marketing



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