Top honors for Lux Art Institute designs

By MiresBall,

Lux magazine cover

San Diego brand agency recognized for museum work for 10th year

Brand agency MiresBall has again earned top honors for its creative designs on behalf of the Lux Art Institute, the firm announced today. It is the 10th year that MiresBall has been recognized by the American Association of Museums (AAM) for its work with the Encinitas-based Lux.

The annual AAM Museum Publications Design Competition has recognized and encouraged excellence in the graphic design of museum publications for more than 25 years. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission or special features.

MiresBall earned recognition for publication designs for museums with budgets under $750,000 including first prizes in the event invitation (Lux After Dark Gala 2011) and newsletter (Lux Quarterly Newsletter) categories, as well as second prize for fundraising/membership materials (End of Year Appeal).

“We could not be more proud of our work with Lux,” said John Ball, partner and creative director of MiresBall and a founding board member of Lux. “Our work in helping to build Lux into an established museum destination has been a labor of love for more than a decade and the design continues to evolve, along with the institution.”

The AAM awards place Lux in the company of other high-profile, prestigious institutions including the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) and the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.).


About MiresBall

An award-winning creative agency based in San Diego, MiresBall has a 30-year track record developing brand, packaging, and communications programs for clients including Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Qualcomm, Samsung, Shure, Pirch, Chicken of the Sea, and Coronado Brewing Company. For more information, visit

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About Lux Art Institute

Lux Art Institute, located in Encinitas, Calif., is redefining the museum experience with the region’s only artist-in-residence program that invites artists to live and work on site, while producing a commissioned work of art – start to finish. This one-of-a-kind institution welcomes visitors to not only “see art,” but also to “see art happen.” For more information visit

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