Art Directors Club Awaits Your Awards Entry

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‘Tis the season for postal carriers, FedEx deliverypersons, UPS men, and pretty much anyone involved with the midtown Manhattan mails to quietly curse the Art Directors Club, as it amasses entries for its 89th annual awards extravaganza. Is this your year to take home a coveted shiny ADC cube? You’ll never know unless you enter, and you’ll have to get on that straightaway, as the deadline for design entries—including photography and illustration—is this Friday, January 22 (also Antonio Gramsci‘s birthday, but that’s probably a coincidence…or is it?).

Meanwhile, the ADC has assembled a stellar design jury, chaired by Chris Campbell, executive creative director of Interbrand. Below, the full list of the jurors, all of whom just might be swayed by gifts of exotic writing utensils—or a kick-ass illustrated version of Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks:

  • Scott Dadich, creative director, Wired magazine
  • Michelle Dougherty, director and art director, Imaginary Forces
  • Vanessa Eckstein, founder and creative director, Blok Design
  • Louis Gagnon, co-founder and creative director, Paprika Design
  • Garrick Hamm, creative partner, Williams Murray Hamm
  • Tim Hetherington, photographer
  • Kate Jain, co-founder and creative director, hatch
  • Robert Murdock, chief creative officer, Method
  • Todd St. John, founder, HunterGatherer
  • Sean Saylor, regional creative director, MTV Latinoamerica
  • Omar Vulpinari, head of Visual Communications, Fabrica
  • Nate Williams (a.k.a. Alexander Blue), illustrator/artist