Art Directors Club Announces Award Winners

By Stephanie Murg Comment

Graphic designer and 2010 School of Visual Arts grad Jiwon Kim’s The Eco Magazine, winner of a gold cube from the Art Directors Club.

The creative types at the Art Directors Club have announced the winners of the organization’s 90th annual awards program. The honors will be bestowed at a gala in New York on May 10, when the ADC will reveal the winners of the black cube for best in show, as well as recipients of this year’s Agency of the Year, Network of the Year, Design Team of the Year, Interactive Agency of the Year, and School of the Year honors. Among the companies that may need some help (or at least sturdy bags for) carrying home all their cubes home are the Amsterdam and Portland offices of Wieden+Kennedy, which led the way with three gold cubes—two in the advertising category for Nike’s “Write the Future” campaign and one in interactive for the Old Spice “Response” campaign—as well as an ADC Hybrid Award (also for Old Spice). Young & Rubicam also scored thee gold cubes, part of a 15-award haul. Other multiple gold cube winners include, The New York Times Magazine, Art Center College of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. There were 79 cubes awarded in the design category, and here are the nine gold cube winners:

  •, NYC, “Unchop a Tree” for Maya Lin, environmental/gallery-museum exhibit or installation (video posted below)
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “Year in Review,” in-house, editorial design/magazine full issue
  • FEBU Publishing, Pin-Up, in-house, editorial design/magazine full issue
  • Happy Forsman and Bodenfors AB, “Elanders on Very Important Matters” for Elanders, poster design/promotional
  • JWT, “Burma” for Human Rights Watch, environmental/retail, restaurant, office, outdoor, or website
  • The Lab, for Comedy Central, branding/brand campaign
  • NB Studio, “Galleries of Modern London” for Museum of London, branding/brand campaign
  • School of Visual Arts (Jiwon Kim), The Eco Magazine, student, editorial design/magazine full issue (pictured)
  • Serviceplan Gruppe fuer Innovative Kommunikation gmbh co. kg., “The BMW Lightwall Reflection” for BMW AG Deutschland, poster design/outdoor billboard

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