Johnson Banks strikes D&AD gold

Design entrants scooped two golds at this year’s D&AD Awards, though ad agencies failed to make the grade.

Building on its Best of Show at the Design Week Awards in March, Johnson Banks took gold for its Fruit & Veg series of Royal Mail stamps. The interactive stamps and stickers allow users to create their own designs.

Atelier Markgraph’s Ship Of Ideas design for a German tourist authority also won a black pencil, denoting a gold win, at the ceremony.

There were 53 silver awards, or yellow pencils, given this year. Apple’s Power Book range of ultra-slim notebook computers (pictured near right) won in the Product Design category, as did Therefore’s Presso Coffee Maker (far right), also a winner in the Consumer Product Design category in the Design Week Awards.

A newsprint packaging concept for British fashion designer John Galliano won a silver award for Michael Nash Associates in the Packaging category. A collaboration between Virgin Atlantic, Pearson Lloyd Design and Design Q took a yellow pencil for its cabin and seat designs for the airline’s upper class suite.

Other yellow pencil winners include Unreal in the Corporate & Brand Identity category, for its work for the Association of Charity Shops and in the Product Design category, Fuseprojects won for its design of the Birkenstock Footprints shoe range.

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