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David Plunkert's illustrations have appeared in advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies as well as major newspapers, magazines, and recording labels. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, the Society of Illustrators, and The New York Art Directors’ Club. He has been featured in numerous books including: Cool Type, New Masters of Poster Design, The Greatest Rock Albums that Never Were, Mixing Messages, Typography Sketchbooks, 1,000 Indie Posters, and Visualizing Finance 1.0. He has taught graphic design and illustration at Shepherd College and Maryland Institute College of Art in addition to lecturing for AIGA Chapters throughout the US. His work has been collected by museums and private collectors, and has been exhibited internationally. He has received gold medals from the Society of Illustrators NY and the Best Film Poster Award at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW). He and Joyce Hesselberth co-founded Spur Design in 1995. He was inducted into the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2011.

Dave has worked for a wide range of clients including: 2wice / AARP / Adidas / Adobe / Antidote Films / Baltimore Museum of Art / Bank One / Capitol Records / Dogfish Head Craft Brewery / Fillmore Silver Spring / Gatorade / George Washington University / GQ / Health / IBM / IEEE Spectrum / IMS / Johns Hopkins University / Krispy Kreme / Landsend / Madison Repertory Theatre / Maryland Institute College of Art / Mohawk Paper / Money / Motorola / MTV Networks / National Public Radio / New Scientist / Newsweek / Nickelodeon / Nike / Playboy / Reader's Digest / Residential / Architect / Rolling Stone / Selling Power / Sports Illustrated / Strategy + Business / Strathmore Paper / Sony / Sundance Film Festival / The Chronicle Review / The Dallas Morning News / The Finova Group / The New York Times / The New Yorker / The Wall Street Journal / Theatre Project / They Might Be Giants / Time / UPS / Vibe / West Magazine / Wired / Wisdom Tree Investments / Worth / Yahoo Internet Life.