Four Pulitzers, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Now Two Addys

LAUREL, MD, April 20, 2011 — The recently redesigned Herb Block Foundation website ( won two ADDYs at the Baltimore ADDY Awards last week—a Gold ADDY for Broadcast/Electronic–Interactive and the coveted Hal Donofrio Best in Show Award, both in the Public Service category.

The Foundation’s founder, Herb Block, was no stranger to awards. A prolific political cartoonist for 72 years, Mr. Block received innumerable awards and honorary degrees in his lifetime, including four Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award the government can give.

“Our new website is much more visually dynamic and incorporates more emphasis on Herb Block's editorial work and history,” said Marcela Brane, president of Herb Block Foundation. “LMD has helped the Foundation advance its mission with a more engaging web design that also allows for our growth."

LMD designed the website with a heavy emphasis on Mr. Block’s work. Featuring engaging video and Mr. Block's illustrations, the new site artfully conveys the Foundation’s mission and provides information on programs, scholarships, and the Herblock Prize. With a user-friendly Drupal CMS and custom modules, the site also allows Foundation staff to easily make updates and maintain the site.

“We were honored to work with the Foundation on the redesign of its website,” said Dan Croft, creative director of web services at LMD. “Mr. Block’s work inspired the design of the site, so really, these awards belong to him.”

About the Herb Block Foundation

The Herb Block Foundation was created in 2002 in Mr. Block’s will. He designated $50 million to create a foundation to preserve and encourage the art of editorial cartooning and to continue to support charitable and educational programs that he championed during his 72 years of cartooning.

The Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged; to providing educational opportunities to deserving students through post-secondary education scholarships; and to promoting editorial cartooning through continuing research.

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