ADC, the first global creative collective of its kind and the longest standing organization championing the visual arts, announced the first winners of the 93rd Annual Awards, namely the ones in the Design, Print Advertising, Illustration, and Photography categories.
Advertising legend George Lois and internationally renowned artist Javier Mariscal hosted the event, and the evening also featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso Laurence Juber.
This year’s juries were headed by the talented Jury Chairs Chip Kidd – designer (Design), Grace Lee – founding partner of respected design firm Priest + Grace (Illustration), and portrait photographer Nigel Parry (Photography).
In the first ceremony awarding Design, Print Advertising, Illustration and Photography winners, the jurors awarded a total of 15 Gold cubes, 25 Silvers, 34 Bronzes and 27 Merit cubes.
Among the winners, there were some that took home Cubes, including the Norwegian agency Anti, recipients of two Gold Cubes for their branding identity campaign for Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen).
Dentsu Inc. took home three Silver and two Bronze Cubes across multiple categories including promotional poster design, poster illustration, and food and beverage package design.
Print Advertising offered a total of 9 Cubes and 4 Merit certificates, but no Gold.
The Gold winners of ADC’s first awards ceremony were:
Design – 50 ADC Cubes in total: 10 Gold, 17 Silver, 17 Bronze and 6 Merit ones.
- HAKUHODO INC. for dmg:: events Japan Co., Ltd., “White Shadow” — Design, Poster Design, Outdoor/Billboard
- Draftfcb Chicago for Valspar, “Cityscapes” — Design, Poster Design, Wild Postings
- Mr_Design for Tama Art University, “Tamabi Poster” — Design, Poster Design, Poster Typography
- Purpose for Mucho and AIGA San Francisco, “San Fran Poster” — Design, Poster Design, Poster Typography
- Leo Burnett Tailor Made for FIAT, “Letters: Alphabet” — Design, Poster Design, Poster Typography
- Anti for Bergen International Festival, “Branding Identity Campaign for Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen)” — Design, Corporate/Promotional Design Print, Corporate Identity Program
- Anti for Bergen International Festival, “Branding Identity Campaign for Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen)” — Design, Branding, Branding Campaign
- Iyamadesign Inc. for Kamoi Kakoshi Co., Ltd., “mt ex awashima” — Design, Environmental Design, Retail/Restaurant/Office/Outdoor or Vehicle
- Studio Dumbar for Alzheimer Nederland, “Alzheimer Nederland” — Design, Branding, Branding Campaign
- Katharina Shiessler for University for Applied Sciences Augsburg, “Secret – Between Hiding and Revealing (Geheim – Zwischen Verbergen und Enthüllen)”– Design, Student Thesis
Illustration: 21 ADC Cubes (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 7 Bronze, 9 Merit)
- Edel Rodriquez for Opera Grand Rapids, “Opera Posters” — Illustration, Illustration General, Poster or Billboard
- Tavis Coburn for Fox Sports, “Crowd Goes Wild” — Illustration, Illustration General, Miscellaneous
Photography: 17 ADC Cubes (3 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze, 8 Merit)
- New York Magazine for New York Magazine, “Paris Match” — Photography, Magazine Editorial, Feature Story
- Juniper Park for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, “CJFE – Information is Ammunition” — Photography, Photography General, Photo-Illustration
- Edition Lammerhuber for Edition Lammerhuber, “THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US” — Photography, Photography General, Book (Commercially Published)
The sponsor of ADC 93rd Annual Awards and Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design and of Tomorrow Awards are Shutterstock, SapientNitro, Offset, Martin Guitar, The Creative Register, Monotype, PointRoll, MAMA and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.
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.