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Portsmouth, R.I. October 21, 2008–Thomas Roskelly, Creative Director of Roskelly, Inc., of Portsmouth, RI, has received a record 52 Awards in 2008 for branding and designs, and is published in 5 prestigious graphics industry books.

“The awards validate that we are creating work above a national high standard. To be published in 5 books is spectacular, and we are honored. It is a result of our commitment to our clients, honoring them by doing our best and most professional work every day,” states Roskelly. In “Really Good Logos, Explained”, some of today’s top creative minds critique and appraise over 500 examples of truly exceptional logos, and explains why they are effective, answering:

* What elements do truly effective logos have that others are lacking?

* What makes one logo more powerful – more attention-getting – than others?

Three of the 500 really good logos chosen are Roskelly designs:

• Guck Boats logo, Bristol, Rhode Island

• Camara Excavating Co. logo Portsmouth, Rhode Island

• WinkFlash.com logo of Rhode Island

The works cited by American Corporate Identity are the also winners of several other awards. The prestigious annual publication features groundbreaking designs in seven categories including: logos, complete identity programs, corporate identity manuals, letterhead designs, package designs, signage and environmental graphics, and corporate brochures. Over 24 years, many trendsetting design and branding styles have first appeared in this series, and it has become an essential resource for design professionals everywhere.

The 15 Brands Selected by American Corporate Identity Book 24 as winners and to be published, span several states, and variety of industries, are:

• CityAve, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• True Nicks, Lexington, Kentucky

• Paella Alfresco, Middletown, Rhode Island

• The Stables at Millennium, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

• Hudner Oncology Center, Fall River, Massachusetts

• Tori Andreozzi Foundation, Narragansett, Rhode Island

• Guck Boats, Bristol, Rhode Island

• Ecotope, Providence, Rhode Island

• Brands United, Southern Connecticut

• Camara Excavating Co., Portsmouth, Rhode Island

• Blackout band logo, Fairfield, Connecticut

• Island Time Clothing, Boston, Massachusetts

• Susan Oldrid Interior Design, Southern Massachusetts

• Phillips Communications, Darien, Connecticut

• Vision Swirl, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

For the 2008 American Graphic Design Awards, winning designs were selected from a remarkable 10,000+ national entries, representing the best and brightest talents in the graphic design industry. The awards, in their third decade, are sponsored by Graphic Design USA, the monthly business-to-business magazine for professional graphic designers (and related creative and production professionals,) honors new, outstanding graphic design, advertising art and marketing communications.

Roskelly, Inc.’s 13 American Graphic Design Award winners were selected from a broad spectrum of clients, showing a diversity of business representing many national locations.

They are:

• Bill Blass Scrubs, Catalog Design for Capital Mercury of New York City

• Bristol Animal Shelter Logo, Bristol, Rhode Island

• Capital Mercury Apparel 2008 Catalog of New York City

• Don’s Marine Logo, Tiverton, Rhode Island

• Intech type logo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Intech Box Logo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Mothers Of Multiples Logo, Pelham, New Hampshire

• Paella Alfresco Business Card, Middletown, Rhode Island

• Pizza Plus Icon, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

• Posh & Naughty Logo, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

• Posh & Naughty Signage, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

• Potter League Logo, Middletown, Rhode Island

• Trivia Kingdom logo, Middletown Rhode Island

Eight Roskelly logo designs won awards, and are published in The Big Book of Logos 5, by David Carter, which continues the tradition begun in 1999 with David E. Carter’s original Big Book of Logos. Thousands of the best logos and trademarks in use in the world today have been collected and published in this series. The Big Book shows what’s new and compelling in the world of logo design, providing endless inspiration for graphic designers in the critical idea-generating phase

• ACBI corporate Identity – Insurance Brokers in Fairfield County CT

• CityAve, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Energy Apparel corporate Identity and on-line Clothing branding web site

• Get Moving Walk, for St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River MA

• Harris Center corporate Identity for Massachusetts General Hospital

• Hudner Oncology Center, Identity St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall Rive MA

• Intercity Security corporate Identity

• Guck Boats, Bristol, Rhode Island

“Creativity book 37” has announced that 2 of Roskelly’s designs were Awarded and selected for its new book. The Creativity Annual Awards, in its 37th year, is one of the longest running international advertising and graphic design competitions in the world, receiving entries from 29 different countries and 38 states of the US, with a distinguished panel of judges.

Two of the NYNE fashion catalogs created by Roskelly for Capital Mercury of New York City were chosen. The NYNE flip catalog won the prestigious Gold award for brochures and catalogs.

“Logo Lounge Book 5” has awarded and published the logo design for True Nicks of Lexington, Kentucky from 33,000 logos entered for consideration. This is the second time Logo Lounge that has chosen a Roskelly Design to grace its awards book. Says award-winnng designer Tom Roskelly, “Visual branding is key. Without it, you don’t get the message across. It has to be unique and convey an essence of the organization or business it represents.”

Roskelly Inc., Creative Brand Consultants located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is a cooperative team of senior consultants that brings full service creative branding and marketing to its clients, including award winning branding, graphics design, advertising, copy, public relations programs, marketing materials, and web site and event creation. For further information telephone 401.683.5091, or go to www.Roskelly.com.