RedPoint Publications Winners and Finalists at the Western Magazine Awards


June 27, 2013 – Calgary’s city lifestyle magazine, Avenue, has won the award for Best Art Direction – Cover at the Western Magazine Awards. The 2013 Western Magazine Award winners were announced Friday, June 21, at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside. The winning design was Avenue’s March 2012 cover, “The Last Supper.”

RedPoint publications were also recognized as finalists in three other Western Magazine Awards categories. WestJet Airlines’ in-flight magazine up! was named a finalist in the Regular Column or Department category for Mike Fisher’s widely read back-of-book column, “By the Seat of My Pants.” Avenue was a finalist in the Best Photographic Feature or Series category for Colin Way’s “An Uncommon Empire,” and in the Best Illustration or Illustration Feature category for Victo Ngai’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Late-Night Dining.”

The award-winning Avenue cover, art-directed by Anders Knudsen, appeared on the magazine’s ninth annual food issue, which celebrates the best of Calgary’s food and dining scene. See the issue.

“Creating the ‘Last Supper’ cover took an incredible amount of collaboration and cooperation from everyone involved,” says Knudsen, RedPoint’s Creative Director and Head of Operations, ”This award really is a testament to the talent and commitment of the whole Avenue team, and the community spirit and support of Calgary’s restaurant community.”

For media information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Kathy Randle, Director of Marketing | RedPoint Media Group Inc. | 403-232-7720 |