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D&AD is marking its 50th birthday this year, with celebrations due to culminate on 18 September, when it will hold a ceremony to award the 2012 Black Pencils and President’s Awards.

Pencils

To celebrate its half-century, D&AD is also dishing out awards to the most-awarded agencies in its history, across categories including designer, design studio and advertising agency.

In advance of this it has released a list of the top ten most-awarded consultancies or individuals in each category. At the moment these are in alphabetical order, not order of rank – which will be revealed on 18 September.

So without further ado, here are the top ten most-awarded designers in D&AD’s history, with a sample of some of their award-winning work:

Design studio

Apple

The Apple iMac G3
The Apple iMac G3

Carroll Dempsey & Thirkell (including Carroll & Dempsey)

The Royal Mail Yearbook 1984, by Carroll Dempsey Thirkell
The Royal Mail Yearbook 1984, by Carroll & Dempsey

Casson Mann

Comment at the Science Museum, by Casson Mann
Comment… at the Science Museum, by Casson Mann

Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes (including Fletcher/Forbes/Gill)

Work by FletcherForbesGill
Work by Fletcher/Forbes/Gill

Farrow Design

Artwork for the Pet Shop Boys single Yesterday When I Was Mad, by Farrow Design
Artwork for the Pet Shop Boys single Yesterday, When I Was Mad, by Farrow Design

Michael Peters & Partners

Winsor Newton packaging, by Michael Peters Partners
Winsor & Newton packaging, by Michael Peters & Partners

Minale Tattersfield & Partners

Work by Minale Tattersfield Partners
Work by Minale Tattersfield & Partners

Pentagram Design

Work for Slumberdown by Pentagram
Work for Slumberdown by Pentagram

Studio Dumbar

Work by Studio Dumbar
Work by Studio Dumbar

The Partners

Models 1 identity by The Partners
Models 1 identity by The Partners

Designer

Brian Tattersfield

Work for Osram GEC by Brian Tattersfield
Work for Osram GEC by Brian Tattersfield

David Hillman

Editorial work by David Hillman
Editorial work by David Hillman

David King

Sunday Times Magazine cover by David King
Sunday Times Magazine cover by David King

Gilvrie Misstear

Sunday Times Magazine cover by Gilvrie Misstear
Sunday Times Magazine cover by Gilvrie Misstear

John McConnell

Faber and Faber identity, by John McConnell
Faber & Faber identity, by John McConnell

Marcello Minale

Heal's identity work, by Marcello Minale
Heal’s identity work, by Marcello Minale

Michael Johnson

Royal Mail stamps, by Michael Johnson
Royal Mail stamps, by Michael Johnson

Michel De Boer

Work by Michel De Boer
Work by Michel De Boer

Mike Dempsey

English National Orchestra identity, by Mike Dempsey
English National Opera identity, by Mike Dempsey

Tony Meeuwissen

Work by Tony Meeuwissen
Work by Tony Meeuwissen

D&AD has also compiled lists of the most-awarded ad agencies, production companies, art directors, directors, copywriters, and brands. These are:

Advertising agency

AMV/BBDO

Bartle Bogle Hegarty London

Collett Dickinson Pearce

DDB London (including BMP pre-1989 merger)

DDB London (pre-1989 merger)

DLKW Lowe

Saatchi & Saatchi London

TBWALondon

Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Wieden + Kennedy UK

Production company

Academy

Alan Parker Film Company

Gorgeous Enterprises

MJZ

Park Village Productions

Partizan

Paul Weiland Film Company

Ridley Scott Associates

The Mill

Tony Kaye Films

Art director

Axel Chaldecott

Bob Isherwood

Craig Allen

David Horry

John Gorse

John Hegarty

John Webster

Neil Godfrey

Tony McTear

Walter Campbell

Director

Alan Parker

Chris Cunningham

Chris Palmer

Frank Budgen

Hugh Hudson

Jonathan Glazer

Michel Gondry

Roger Woodburn

Tom Kuntz

Tony Kaye

Copywriter

David Abbot

Eric Kallman

John Salmon

John Webster

Mike Cozens

Nick Gill

Nick Worthington

Steve Henry

Tom Carty

Tony Brignull

Brands

Apple

BBC Television

Benson & Hedges

Channel 4

Guinness

Honda

Levi Strauss

Nike

Sony

Sunday Times Magazine

White Pencil

During its 50th year, D&AD is also launching a new award, the White Pencil, which will be awarded to ‘a creative idea with the potential to effect real and positive change in the world’.

Each time the White Pencil competition runs, D&AD will set a brief to solve a problem for a not-for-profit organisation or an established cause.

This year the brief is to grow awareness of Peace Day, which will establish 21 September as a global, annual day of peace.

The deadline is 24 October, for more information and to apply visit www.dandad.org

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  • helen senior November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Congratulations to all on the lists – glad to see you have managed to find at least one woman.

  • Cath Leach November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    A very male-dominated list of winners.

  • Rob November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    The D&AD is becoming irrelevant in todays world.
    Its basically an old boys club.

  • James November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Rubbish.
    If you are in the creative business, you should be doing creative work.
    If you’re doing good creative work, your peers at the annual D&AD judging will recognise it.

  • Thomas November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Sounds like the definition of an old boys club to me.

  • Alex November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Some guys here are just being jealous…

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