ADC 100th Celebration


On August 13, 2020, the 100th anniversary date of the incorporation of the Art Directors Club of New York, ADC launched a year-long ADC100 centennial celebration, kicked off with a special identity and online historic timeline developed by multi-specialty creative studio C&G Partners, New York.

The ADC100 program will provide rare insights into the observations and human exchanges of the creative community throughout the past century. Serialized monthly content will trace the history of ADC, and by extension tell the story of how the design and advertising professions evolved during major global events including recessions, world wars and shifts in consumer lifestyles.

The Art Directors Club, known as ADC, was the first global organization to celebrate and award leaders in creative communications. Founded in New York by Louis Pedlar on August 13, 1920, the club was established to ensure advertising was judged by the same stringent standards as fine art.

ADC organized the first juried exhibition of advertising art in 1921 to, in the words of ad and design legend Earnest Elmo Calkins, “dignify the field of business art in the eyes of artists” and communicate that “artistic excellence is vitally necessary to successful advertising.” The ADC Annual Awards is the world’s longest continuously running awards program recognizing global excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising.

VIEW HISTORIC TIMELINE

The ADC 100th Annual Awards will open for entries on November 12, 2020.

VIEW ENTRY GUIDE



ADC 99th Annual Awards Winners

  • Company: Scholz & Friends / Berlin
    Client: The Female Company
    Title: The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination
  • Company: SenseTeam / Shenzhen
    Client: SHENZHEN FASHION WEEK
    Title: Forge Ahead
  • Company: DENTSU INC. / Tokyo
    Client: Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.
    Title: Pocky THE GIFT
  • Company: TBWA\Media Arts Lab / Los Angeles + Pulse Films / Los Angeles + Framestore / Los Angeles
    Client: Apple, Inc.
    Title: Bounce
  • Company: SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich
    Client: METER Group
    Title: Made in Fukushima.
  • Company: Wizz / QUAD GROUP / Clichy + Brand Station / Paris + NKI / Paris
    Client: Poulehouse
    Title: Poulehouse
  • Company: Casa Rex / São Paulo
    Client: Takkø Café
    Title: Takkø Café Packaging
  • Company: Scholz & Friends / Berlin
    Client: The Female Company
    Title: The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination
  • Company: The New York Times Magazine / New York
    Client: The New York Times Magazine
    Title: The Haunted
  • Company: Scholz & Friends / Berlin
    Client: The Female Company
    Title: The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination