Garden Club of America awards system
National awards, bestowed annually. A redesign of previous certificates. The redesign directive was to do away with tired calligraphy formerly used for each recipient’s name and the inscription describing his contributions; these elements are now individually typeset on each certificate. The new design features an antiquarian botanical illustration from the Garden Club of America’s rare book collection, a reference to the examination/appreciation of the natural world and the archiving of knowledge. Both of these, of course, are what these awards themselves honor and commemorate today.