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ART DIRECTORS CLUB ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR ADC 92ND ANNUAL AWARDS
McCann NY, BBDO, Dentsu Inc., and Forsman & Bodenfors Named Cumulative Winners at ADC 92nd Annual Awards Gala
Buck Takes ADC Designism Award and School of Visual Arts Named School of the Year
Miami Beach, FL (April 4, 2013) -- The Art Directors Club (ADC), the first global creative collective of its kind and longest standing organization championing the visual arts, tonight announced the winners of the prestigious ADC 92nd Annual Awards for the advertising, interactive, and motion categories. The winners were presented with the coveted Gold and Silver Cubes at the Awards Gala, marking the conclusion of the three-day ADC 92nd Annual Awards + Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design.
This year’s cumulative winners, based upon awards won across all categories, are as follows:
· ADC Agency of the Year: McCann NY
· ADC Network of the Year: BBDO
· ADC Design Firm of the Year: Dentsu Inc.
· ADC Interactive Agency of the Year: Forsman & Bodenfors
· ADC School of the Year: School of Visual Arts
Additionally, there was one winner of the third-annual ADC Designism Award, which honors work that drives social or political change. This year’s winner was Buck, a design-driven production company, for its work promoting Good Books. Juries did not select an ADC Black Cube winner for best-in-show this year.
Judged by an international panel of the world’s most respected creative professionals, including Naked Creative Partner Fernanda Romano (Interactive Jury Chair), Droga5 Executive Creative Director Ted Royer (Advertising Jury Chair) and Founder, Prologue Films and co-Founder Imaginary Forces, Kyle Cooper (Motion Jury Chair), the ADC Annual Awards competition honors the best work from around the world in the interactive, advertising, design, motion, photography and illustration industries. This year’s winners represented 23 countries, demonstrating the ADC’s dedication to finding the best creative talent across the globe.
Master of ceremonies for the 92nd Annual Awards Gala was advertising great and entrepreneur Cindy Gallop. The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Atrium of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, home of the New World Symphony, followed by the awards presentation, with interactive elements in the venue provided by Float4 Interactive, iStockphoto and theatreMAMA. The evening and three-day Festival concluded with the Gala After-Party atop the rooftop of the New World Center overlooking Miami Beach serenaded by Miami’s Best Latin Band of the Year, Suénalo.
All of the winners will be featured in the award-winning Art Directors Annual, the oldest and most respected compendium of outstanding work in the industry. Additionally, following the awards ceremony, the Gold, Silver and Bronze work will be sent on a worldwide tour—from New York to Sao Paolo and numerous venues in between—through the ADC International Annual Awards Exhibition.
To view the complete list of all ADC 92nd Annual Awards Gold, Silver, Bronze, Merit, Student and ADC Designism winners, please visit http://www.adcawards.org/92ndgalawinners/.
The Art Directors Club gratefully acknowledges its sponsors Adobe, iStockphoto, Pantone, 4A’s, GE, The Creative Register, Martin & Co., and Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority for their support of the ADC 92nd Annual Awards + Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design.
About the Art Directors Club
Founded in 1920, the Art Directors Club is the premier organization for leaders in visual communication, boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world. A not-for-profit membership organization, the ADC’s mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas. The ADC provides a forum for creatives of all levels in Advertising, Design, Interactive Media and Communications to explore the direction of these rapidly converging industries.
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That’s right. These geniuses will be at the helm, holding us all accountable to ensure that art and craft are fully respected and held up to the highest standard in today’s advertising, design, photography, illustration, motion and interactive work.
But really, who are these folks? Well, how about some fun facts to get to know them better?
Since July 2008, CHRISTOPH has been writing and illustrating the whimsical “Abstract City,” a New York Times blog, renamed “Abstract Sunday” in 2011, when the blog’s home became The New York Times Magazine. Better yet, Christoph has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, The 2012 Republican Convention, and he has even drawn the New York City Marathon — while actually running it. Learn more about Christoph.
He’s had drinks with the Queen of England, been profiled in the Financial Times and Communication Arts, is an award-winning filmmaker and was formerly the President of D&AD. Who is this man? It’s GARRICK. His short film “The Man Who Married Himself” won the Best Comedy Award at the LA Shorts Festival and was screened at the BFI London Film Festival. Most recently, he shot and cut his third film, “Cast Offs” where once again he explores the duality of man. Learn more about Garrick.
FERNANDA (Fefa) is one of the most looked-up-to creatives in the advertising industry. But not only for her storied career as the warrior on the bleeding edge of technology at the world’s best agencies. But also as one half of a guerrilla duo called Hit&Run, as a member of the Creative Social and as one of AdAge’s 100 Most Influential Women Advertising. Oh, and a long list of awards and accolades too numerous to list. She speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish, is a budding surfer and believes that everything happens in Japan first. Learn more about Fefa.
You know KYLE, even if you don’t know you know. Well, that is if you watch Walking Dead or have seen Se7en, Spider-Man, Tron, Iron Man, Legacy or The Mummy. He has directed and produced more than 150 film title and VFX sequences (including those listed above) and in 2001, he directed a feature film called New Port South. Kyle has earned five Emmy Award nominations and one win for his work on the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Oh, and he also holds the title of Honorary Royal Designer for Industry from the Royal Society of Arts in London. Learn more about Kyle.
He’s an international man of advertising mystery who has worked in Singapore, Argentina and Australia, on accounts like ESPN and Heineken. A Droga5 veteran, TED is currently playing new dad to baby boy Maximus, and after all that travel, settled down in Brooklyn with his fiancé and family to lead the creative ship at Droga5 New York, an office he helped to launch in 2006. Having won numerous industry awards through the years, the truth is, Ted got into advertising because of Bewitched. Learn more about Ted.
ALBERT was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. Despite being blind in one eye since birth, Albert was named one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time by the photo industry bible Photo District News, thanks to a lifetime of study and passion for his “hobby.” As though “most influential of all time” isn’t enough, Albert has earned a plethora of other honors, including a Grammy Award, three Andy’s, a Lucie Award, a Der Steiger Award and the Centenary Medal, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society. Learn more about Albert.
For those of you who didn’t know, now you know. See their individual bios, linked above to learn more about the ADC 92nd Annual Awards Jury Chairs, in all their glory.
ADC opens doors to ADC members and New York community and encourages donations to the American Red Cross.
The Art Directors Club has opened the doors of its Gallery and International Members Lounge in Manhattan to ADC members in need of office space, wireless internet and coffee in the wake of this week’s superstorm Sandy.
The hurricane, which hit the northeast – with special emphasis on New York and New Jersey – on Monday evening has left hundreds of thousands of residents without power or running water, and in incredibly grim conditions in the days following. Power is not expected to be restored until this weekend at the earliest.
The ADC is also encouraging those in its local and global network community to donate to the American Red Cross at this link. The fundraising efforts will continue into next week at the ADC Young Guns X Exhibition Launch Party, where the winners of YGX – some of the greatest young creative minds in the world – will be revealed. The ADC will be selling prints and photographs taken by photographer Randy Scott Slavin during the power outage in Manhattan to raise funds, as well as encouraging direct donations to the Red Cross throughout the event.
“We want to make a dent, however small, to show our support for those in our local and surrounding communities,” ADC Executive Director Ignacio Oreamuno said. “The devastation is massive and we welcome anyone in our community who needs a place to pick up the pieces and work to come share our space. Knowing many in our extended communities still need food and supplies, we also encourage anyone who is able to donate to the Red Cross to do so.”
Brendan Watson, ADC’s Director of Education and leader of the ADC Young Guns program, added, “In a time such as this, it is important for us to leverage the spotlight of an event like ADC Young Guns to create an outlet that can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Support will be needed long after power is restored to these communities.”
ADC members are welcome to visit 106 West 29th St. (between 6th and 7th) to set up and work in the International Members Lounge.
The ADC Young Guns Exhibition Party and fundraising event will take place on November 8th, also at the Gallery in Manhattan. For more information, visit http://www.adcglobal.org/adc/events/calendar/#404.