President’s Award: Derek Birdsall

In its 50th year, D&AD has decided to honour a designer who was not only central to its very foundation but who has also been producing consistently outstanding work throughout all five decades of the organisation’s existence

President’s Award: Dan Wieden

Every year the D&AD President takes on no more serious task than choosing the President’s Award recipient. This most weighty of Pencils is awarded to someone who has made a truly outstanding contribution to creativity

The Black Pencil 2012

Just one Black Pencil has been awarded by the D&AD judges this year, to a remarkable campaign to demobilise FARC guerrillas in Colombia

The Black Pencil debate

The Black Pencil is D&AD’s ultimate award. To determine which, if any, work each year is worthy of this honour, the heads of each jury assemble to explain their group’s decisions in choosing the Yellow Pencils and decide jointly whether anything deserves elevation to Black. This year, for the first time, D&AD made a film of the process, in collaboration with RSA Films

The White Pencil 2012

As D&AD gears up to award its first ever White Pencil, sponsored by Unilever, at November’s White Pencil Symposium, D&AD Trustee Steven Johnson discusses how creative businesses can turn sustainability into opportunity

The Future

CR’s Patrick Burgoyne talks to D&AD chief executive Tim Lindsay and incoming president Neville Brody about some some important changes at the organisation that will refocus its commitment to education and excellence

Can D&AD change for good?

Under Neville Brody’s presidency, D&AD is undergoing some important changes to the way it’s run and what it hopes to achieve. Will they be enough to reinvigorate an organisation which marked its 50th year last week?

CR October 12 issue

In our October issue we have a major feature on the rise of Riso printing, celebrate the art of sign painting, examine the credentials of ‘Goodvertising’ and look back at the birth of D&AD

D&AD honours Wieden and Birdsall

At its 50th anniversary celebrations last night, D&AD honoured Wieden + Kennedy co-founder Dan Wieden and designer and founding member of D&AD, Derek Birdsall, with President’s Awards

Rivers of Light wins sole D&AD Black Pencil

D&AD has awarded just one Black Pencil this year, its ultimate award. The prize goes to Colombian agency Lowe/SSP3 for Rivers of Light, a campaign to encourgae the demobilisation of FARC guerrillas

How Black Pencils are won

D&AD’s Black Pencil. Not easy to get one. But here’s a teaser for a forthcoming behind the scenes film which will apparently shed light on what happens in the judging room