Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rock Atlas Nominated for 2008 AltWeekly Award

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!



At 11:12 AM, Blogger staplegenius said...


At 11:29 AM, Blogger mrmonkey23 said...

Congratulations, Kevin! Amusing that it is an award for innovation... it would be comical to see someone try and replicate it without you! Someone will have to try and invent a Kevin Cannon Photoshop filter or something I guess...

At 5:03 PM, Blogger David Steinlicht said...

Congratulations! Did you say you were going to print up posters of the Rock Atlas art? Or was I dreaming?

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Kevin Cannon said...

There was talk, but it never materialized.

At 9:02 PM, Blogger David Steinlicht said...

Oh. Bummer.

At 10:33 PM, Blogger bewilderedkid said...

Congrats Kevin. I always seem to be the last person to congratulate you on all of your accomplishments. Anyhow, way to go!


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