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:
Carroll Dempsey & Thirkell (including Carroll & Dempsey)
Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes (including Fletcher/Forbes/Gill)
Michael Peters & Partners
Minale Tattersfield & Partners
Michel De Boer
D&AD has also compiled lists of the most-awarded ad agencies, production companies, art directors, directors, copywriters, and brands. These are:
Bartle Bogle Hegarty London
Collett Dickinson Pearce
DDB London (including BMP pre-1989 merger)
DDB London (pre-1989 merger)
Saatchi & Saatchi London
Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Wieden + Kennedy UK
Alan Parker Film Company
Park Village Productions
Paul Weiland Film Company
Ridley Scott Associates
Tony Kaye Films
Benson & Hedges
Sunday Times Magazine
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