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D&AD announces all-time top award winners

As part of its upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations, D&AD has identified the designers, studios, ad agencies, creatives, directors and brands who have won the most pencils in its history

D&AD New Blood 2012: our picks

Though installed in a new venue, D&AD’s graduate talent hypermarket, otherwise known as New Blood, is as overwhelming as ever. Patrick Burgoyne battled through the private view crowds to find some favourites

Why Bloomberg Businessweek won at D&AD

Last week I was a judge on the Magazine and Newspaper Design category for this year’s D&AD awards. Our jury gave out one Yellow Pencil, to Bloomberg Businessweek’s special issue marking the death of Steve Jobs. Here’s why I thought it deserved the award.

Understanding Erik

“It’s not you, it’s me…” No-one ever wants to hear that, do they? Or how about “…you are too much an individual for this agency…”? Erik Kessels suffered both of these let-downs early in his career as he told us at the first in a series of lectures organised by D&AD North. Perhaps he shouldn’t have worn a chicken suit on his first day of work.

Winners Revealed At New-Look D&AD Awards

The D&AD Award winners were announced last night in a new-look ceremony at London’s IMAX cinema. Well, some of them were, we’ll have to wait until September for the Black Pencils

Bob Gill on how to have a good idea

Last week D&AD held a President’s Lecture in London that brought together three greats of the creative industries: Bob Gill, Sir Alan Parker and Lord David Puttnam, to talk about their early careers in advertising and the founding of D&AD (which is 50 years old this year).

D&AD 50: Pregnant Man, 1970

To mark its 50th birthday, D&AD is delving into its archive to highlight significant pieces of work that have featured in the awards. We will be publishing one a week. This time, we have a press ad from 1970 that established the reputation of an ambitious new agency on London’s Charlotte Street

D&AD 50: Time & Place, 1969

To mark its 50th birthday, D&AD is delving into its archive to highlight significant pieces of work that have featured in the awards. CR will be publishing one a week. This week we have a groovy club identity created by one of the great, but perhaps now neglected, names of British graphic design, Negus & Negus

D&AD 50: Doctor Who, 1968

To mark its 50th birthday, D&AD is delving into its archive to highlight significant pieces of work that have featured in the awards. We will be publishing one a week. Next up, Bernard Lodge’s classic Doctor Who title sequence

D&AD 50: 1967 Chemstrand

To mark its 50th birthday, D&AD is delving into its archive to highlight significant pieces of work that have featured in the awards. We will be publishing one a week. This time, we have a press ad from the 1967 annual written by a promising young copywriter named Charles Saatchi

D&AD 50: 1966, British Rail

To mark its 50th birthday, D&AD is delving into its archive to highlight significant pieces of work that have featured in the awards. We will be publishing one a week. This time, it’s the turn of Design Research Unit’s radically modern symbol for British Rail, first awarded by D&AD in 1966