... and not "Which agency was bought today?" or stupid tec questions like "Using CIA-funded Image Search Technology, will I be able to find these secret images of the hidden early russian kings?"
Instead Veer, who recently bought Solus Images in November 2003, was awarded top honors by Applied Arts magazine in the 13th Applied Arts Design and Advertising Awards for the Veer web log. The press release states
This ... news blog is unique in the stock photo industry ... "when we started the company ... we wanted to share all the creative stuff we were excited about", said Jon Parker, founding partner and editor at Veer. "So many companies treat stock images and type like they're commodities - and their web sites are basically vending machines. We want to show that we're real people with real passions".However, for obvious reasons the blogroll does not contain a link to thedesingweblog. ;-)
This is the first time the competition has included a distinct category for web logs, recognizing the ingenuity, design, and originality that goes into web sites devoted to periodic, dated entries in journal format. Veer's web log will be featured in the upcoming January 2005 issue of Applied Arts.