Wieden + Kennedy’s Old Spice campaign was the big winner at this year’s D&AD Awards, picking up two Black Pencils out of the six awarded. There were Black Pencils too for the Plumen lightbulb, JWT New York, Arcade Fire’s Wilderness Downtown and the iPad. And Neville Brody was given the President’s Award
W+K’s The Man Your Man Could Smell Like campaign picked up five awards in all, its Black Pencils coming in the TV Commercial Campaign Category and the TV Commercials 21-40 Seconds Category (though wasn’t the YouTube response element the most interesting bit? That only got Yellow). The wins pretty much complete a clean sweep for the campaign which has also won the top awards at Cannes, One Show, the NY Art Directors Club and many more over the past year.
Hulger and Sam Wilkinson also won Black for the Plumen 001 lightbulb in the Consumer Product Design Category (the Plumen also won the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Award, which we posted about here).
And Arcade Fire’s The Wilderness Downtown promo (entered by @radical.media) followed up its Best in Book in the CR Annual and countless other wins with a Black Pencil in the Web Films Category. (Its director, Chris Milk, is profiled in the July issue of CR, out on June 22. Arcade Fire was also our Client of the Year.)
JWT New York also won Black for its ‘Burma’ campaign for Human Rights Watch in the Installations Category
And, finally, the now-traditional prize for Apple, this time for the iPad (shown above, just in case you’d forgotten what it looked like), in Consumer Product Design.
A total of 53 Yellow Pencils were also awarded. In design, GBH had a good year with three Yellows for its Puma work, one in Brand Experience & Environments for The PUMA Unity Initiative, part of its Play for Life campaign, a UN-backed scheme encouraging biodiversity. As part of the scheme a special Africa Unity football kit was created whose colours apparently “represent the sun, sky and earth. PUMA mixed soil from several African countries to create the pigment used to develop the earth elements of the kit,” we are told.
one in Digital Brand Expression for The solar powered PUMA Phone
and the third in Packaging Design for PUMA Clever Little Bag, an alternative to traditional shoe packaging developed with Fuseproject.
Elsewhere in graphic design the Yellows were, again, pretty thin on the ground despite a 39% increase over last year in work either nominated, in-book or awarded a pencil.
The Chase won in for its Almost Extinct calendar for the BBC in Calendars.
It also picked up a Yellow Pencil in Writing for Design for A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words, a campaign (with copy by Nick Asbury) for photographer Paul Thompson which we blogged about here.
Cartlidge Levene took Yellow in Wayfinding & Environmental Graphics for its Bristol Museum & Art Gallery work.
There was a Yellow for Germany’s Jäger & Jäger in Catalogues & Brochures for furniture brochure Moormann in Simple Terms
In Typefaces, Spain’s Mucho won for Art Out, a publication for the Fundación Arte y Mecenazgo (the Art and Patronage Foundation in Barcelona)
while Animatorio and Lobo of Brazil won in Channel Branding & Identity with Toy Soldier for Cartoon Network Latin America
Cartoon Network in the UK also won a Yellow Pencil for Cartoon Network Duplicators
W+K’s Write the Future for Nike picked up awards for TV Commercials over 120 seconds, Integrated, Direction for Film Advertising and Editing in Film Advertising
And TBWAChiatDay Los Angeles’s Gatorade REPLAY, a five-part online documentary in which sports teams renew old rivalries, won in Integrated and Direction for Film Advertising
Plus HEIMAT, Berlin won in Sound Design for Film Advertising for its Faces ad for Hornbach
Other highlights include Troika’s V&A Palindrome sign, which won in Installations (we wrote about it here)
CHI & Partners’ Sunday Times Rich List campaign, for Poster Advertising Campaigns
Droga5’s Decode Jay-Z with Bing (which we featured here) which won in Ambient
In Spatial Design, Carmody Groarke won for Studio East Dining, a temporary restaurant on the roof of Westfield Stratford City
BBH London’s St John Ambulance Life Lost won in Press Advertising Campaigns
As did AlmapBBDO’s Billboard Music. See What It’s Made Of campaign
Also from Brazil, DDB’s Neighbours / America ad for Fedex won too
And there was a Yellow Pencil in Illustration for Press & Poster Advertising for Ogilvy Singapore for its Faber Castell campaign
AMV BBDO was a winner for its Walkers Sandwich campaign which took over the eponymous Kent town, inviting various celebrities in the process
Mobile winners included Hakuhodo’s Salute Trainer for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces which uses the phone’s motion detector to make sure recruits are saluting in the approved manner
And Dentsu for its charming iButterfly app
In magazines, Wallpaper* won for its DIY cover project (which we covered here)
New York won in Entire Magazines for its Spring / Fall Fashion Issue
and Bloomberg Businessweek won in Entire Magazines for its 2010 Year in Review
Other ad winners included Great Guns for its Local Radio BBC spot for RKCR/Y&R
TBWAParis for its Amnesty Death to the Death Penalty spot
RKCR/Y&R and Marc Craste for its Winter Olympics BBC trail
and TBWALondon for Skittles Updater
Plus CP+B won fo Dominos Turnaround
In Direct Integrated Campaign, Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney won for the Country Australia Border Security – Nothing Soft Gets In for Toyota
Code and Theory’s Vogue redesign won in Graphic Design for Websites
and Y&R New York’s Invisible Pop Up Store app for Airwalk won in Digital Design
Plus R/GA New York won in Digital Solutions & Use of Social Media for its Pay With A Tweet scheme whereby people on Twitter received a free book donwlaod in exachange for Tweeting about it
while in Integrated Digital Campaigns BBH won for Google Chrome Fast
and Mother New York won in Brand Experience & Environments for its Target Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular at New York’s Standard hotel
which pretty much just leaves music video, in which the Yellow Pencil winners were
Harry & Co for Zef Side by Die Antwoord
Colonel Blimp for Love Lost by The Temper Trap, directed by Dougal Wilson
and Prayin’ by Plan B, entered by Partizan, directed by Daniel Wolfe
More (you really need more?) here
The other major news of the night was that Neville Brody was given this year’s President’s Award, the top honour that D&AD bestows each year to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to creativity. Here is Brody receiving his award from D&AD President Simon ‘Sanky’ Sankarraya and chief exec Tim O’Kennedy. He looks pleased.
Check out this year’s D&AD student winnere here
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