ADC, the first global creative collective of its kind and longest standing organization championing the visual arts, just announced the program for the ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design, the annual three-day festival that will be headquartered at James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, on April 7-9.
During the festival, the winners of the ADC 93rd Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, one of the most coveted honors in the creative industry. For the first time ever, the 2014 ADC Festival will also celebrate the winners of ADC’s sister award show, the Tomorrow Awards.
The festival inspires international creative professionals to reconnect with their inner artist and recommit to the passion of their profession. The awards, similarly, takes that passion and recognizes the best of the best in each industry.
The ADC Festival is the best advertising and design festival in the world. We designed the entire festival experience around intense networking and on creating and experiencing art and true creativity from the most talented people that do not work in traditional advertising (…) We will only be selling 300 passes so we can give those attendees one of the greatest experiences of their lives.
Executive Director ADC
What makes the ADC Festival so different from others in the industry is that it stays true to ADC’s decades-long commitment to holding commercial art to the same standards as fine art. The festival promotes this commitment to craft with interactive workshops instead of seminars, where attendees will learn, play and be inspired in an environment designed for organic networking. The festival’s location will also feature an art exhibit titled “Out of Office” composed of personal art created by acclaimed international creative directors.
The workshop presenters act as teachers in their craft: an award winning architect will have the audience create “the agency of the future” from cardboard, an interactive artist will conduct social experiments and a Flash designer will have attendees create art from code.
Among the confirmed Festival Presenters are:
- George Lois (Keynote speaker at the ADC 93rd Annual Awards ceremony for Design, Illustration, Photography and Advertising Print winners) – designer, author, ADC past president and 1978 Hall of Fame laureate
- Javier Mariscal (Presenter at the ADC 93rd Annual Awards ceremony for Advertising Broadcast, Interactive and Motion winners) – World-renowned Spanish artist and designer
- Gary Baseman – Multidisciplinary artist, including illustration, fine art, toy design, and animation
- Clive Wilkinson – Award-winning architect
- Natasha Tsakos – Conceptual director and motion and visual performance artist
- Joshua Davis – Designer, technologist, author and new media artist
- Hungry Castle – Barcelona-based studio specializing in public art and fashion
- Ian Padgham – Vine master, video producer and artist
- Ivan Cash – Socially minded new media artist, designer and ADC Young Gun
- Dick Boak – Master guitar builder, Martin Guitar
- Kazilla – Live street artist, designer, muralist and photographer
The opening evening of the festival, sponsored by SapientNitro, will honor the Tomorrow Awards winners, whose work pushes the boundaries of creative and technological innovation.
With George Lois as Keynote speaker, the second night of the festival will honor the ADC 93rd Annual Awards Design, Photography, Illustration, and Advertising Print winners. This will take place at the Bass Museum April 8 with the after party sponsored by Martin Guitar.
Hosted by Cindy Gallop with presentations and performances by Javier Mariscal and Natasha Tsakos, the festival culminates at the New World Center, awarding Cubes for Advertising Broadcast, Interactive and Motion. The after party on the roof of the New World Center includes the world premiere performance of Laser Cat, Hungry Castle’s giant feline-shaped installation that projects art from its eyes with lasers.
Entrants are eligible for best-in-show in Advertising, Design and Interactive categories, as well as cumulative awards for Design Team of the Year, Advertising Agency of the Year, Interactive Agency of the Year, Network of the Year and School of the Year, Client of the Year, and Designism based on winning point totals for the year.
All-inclusive festival passes include three complimentary nights of accommodations at The James Royal Palm, one of Miami Beach’s finest hotels. In addition, passes allow for entrance to all creative workshops, all three evening award shows, after parties, and more.
The festival is presented with the support of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority and agencyMAMA, and with sponsorship by Shutterstock, Offset, SapientNitro, Martin Guitar, and The Creative Register.
ADC was founded in 1920 by Louis Pedlar to ensure that advertising was judged by the same stringent standards as fine art. More than 90 years later, ADC remains committed to championing the importance of art and craft in advertising and design through its diverse global network of programs. A not-for-profit membership organization boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, ADC’s mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas. From its Manhattan gallery to its international membership community, ADC provides a neutral forum for creatives of all levels to network, learn and grow.
The ADC 93rd Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design is the first international award show of its kind, celebrating the very best in design, advertising, photography, illustration, motion and interactive work, all with a focus on industry-leading artistry and craftsmanship. Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected international juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze ADC Cubes. These Cubes are presented at the annual ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami Beach, and winners are immortalized in the fully interactive ADC Annual app. The ADC Annual Awards is a proud supporter of and participant in the Let’s Make the Industry 50/50 Initiative.