US graphics star Bob Gill has won the 1999 British Design and Art Direction President’s Award.
D&AD president Richard Seymour presented the award to his former tutor, also a partner with Pentagram founders Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes of seminal 1960s group Fletcher Forbes and Gill, for Gill’s outstanding contribution to creativity at last night’s D&AD awards ceremony.
Meanwhile, the Apple iMac scooped the only Gold Award of the evening from 90 nominations across design and advertising categories. Silver award-winning groups include The Chase, Johnson Banks, Addison, MetaDesign London, Deepend, Queensberry Hunt Levien and Pentagram.
In total 27 nominations were commended in design categories and 14 Silver Awards were made.
See D&AD design awards on page 8, and profile of Bob Gill by Richard Williams, DW 19 March