I'm thrilled to announce that the "Twin Cities Rock Atlas" has been nominated for a 2008 AltWeekly Award in the category of "Innovation."
The Rock Atlas originally appeared in the 11/19/07 edition of City Pages, the Twin Cities' big weekly alternative paper. The Atlas was written by Peter S. Scholtes and art directed by Nick Vlcek.
You can see the Rock Atlas on the City Pages Blotter and read about the art process on the Big Time Attic blog.
Details on the AltWeekly Awards are here. Winners are announced in Philadelphia at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Conference, June 5-7. Nominees for the "Innovation" category are:
INNOVATION circulation 55,000 and over
City Pages (Twin Cities): Twin Cities Rock Atlas in print (PDF) and online by Peter Scholtes, Jeff Shaw and Kevin Cannon
The Pitch: Smoke & Mirrors: story and podcast by Eric Barton
Westword: Paint the Town Read: in print (PDF) and online by Amy Haimerl and Kenny Be
INNOVATION circulation under 55,000
Orlando Weekly: Downtownopoly (PDF) by Shan Stumpf, Jeffrey C. Billman and Bob Whitby
Santa Barbara Independent: Locals Only by Matt Kettmann and Aly Comingore
Tucson Weekly: Project White House: Presidential Candidate Contest (PDF), Run for President, Project White House Deadline Extended, Speaking of Presidential Campaigns, Let the Games Begin! and Project White House the Blog
Note: the original art from the Rock Atlas is currently on view at Altered Esthetics gallery in NE Minneapolis (through May 31). This is the last time you or I will ever be able to see it in public!