Fig Industries Receives Benny Award

by Rebecca Fowler

Who is Fig Industries? And why is our creative director and owner, Deb Brandt, holding a statue of Ben Franklin? We are a small but mighty team of thinkers and makers who believe in the power of creative communication to inspire change. But we are also humble and so it’s hard to talk about our achievements. But, winning an international printing award is a pretty big deal, so we want to share!


The Benny—the highest honor in the 2016 Premier Print Awards—was awarded to Fig Industries for our Fig Lancaster, Holiday 2015 publication. The Standard Group, Fig Industries’ preferred printing partner, nominated that specific issue for its exceptional print quality and special gold foil finish. More than 2,700 entries from around the world were submitted. “We put a tremendous amount of time and creativity into each issue of Fig. Fig lifts up the small businesses in great cities to encourage economic development and create collaborative communities,” remarked Deb Brandt. “We are thrilled to be recognized by the printing industry for Fig, printed by our partners and friends at The Standard Group, who also print our other Fig destinations: Fig Bethlehem, Fig Kennett Square, Fig West Chester, and Fig Columbia (SC).”

Our talented team of marketers and designers do not compromise on creativity or quality—and awards like The Benny are especially meaningful. Our design aesthetic and our ability to deliver to our clients, combined with big idea thinking, have led to recognition across both design and printing industries.

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In addition, Fig Lancaster Holiday 2015 and Fig Stories were awarded a Premier Print Certificate of Merit as well as the Neographics Best of Category for Directories and Source Books and Books—Soft Cover, respectively.

Not only is Fig Stories an exceptional example of photography, writing, print quality, video, and collaboration, it’s a tremendous celebration of business and community leaders in Lancaster. “What I appreciate about the project is that it was a very nimble execution. For example, we didn’t feel that the cover was unique enough, so we added a soft touch at the last minute. We were able to shift mid-process to ensure that the end result was really special. I love the final piece, and the community loves it as well,” said Deborah.

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