Toky Wins 2012 Webby Award in Art Category for Photoseed.com
As you already know, we're hesitant to post about awards in general (relatedly, please stop sending us submissions that you've been nominated for thisandthat award; we really don't give a shit), but this win by Toky in the Webby awards is more related to awareness of a local company on an international playing field. Anything that raises a St. Louis company's visibility on an international level surpasses silly award news and becomes a real news piece for the company and area.
A prestigious international competition, The Webby Awards are considered the “Oscars® of Web design” and have been described by the New York Times as the “Internet’s highest honor.” This year alone, there were nearly 10,000 entries submitted to the competition from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.
Launched in July 2011, PhotoSeed archives and presents the remarkable collection of early photographs owned by noted photographic historian and photojournalist David Spencer. Staff members Tyler Craft and Jay David designed and developed the website, and built it upon its proprietary content management system, Eero™.
Check out Toky's blog for more background on the project as well as who they beat out.
All in all, we gotta say - it's pretty damn impressive.