Art Directors Club Announces 2010 ADC Hall of Fame Laureates

Art Directors Club Announces 2010 ADC Hall of Fame Laureates

The Art Directors Club announced the latest group of inductees into the prestigious ADC Hall of Fame.

The honorees, representing advertising, design, typography, illustration, photography and education, will be inducted at a creative black-tie benefit dinner on November 4, 2010, at the ADC Gallery in New York, with proceeds going toward ADC scholarship programs.

ADC Hall of Fame laureates for 2010 are:
Fabien Baron, creative director; currently editorial director, Interview magazine
Matthew Carter, typographer
William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, founders, Winterhouse
Philip Hays (posthumous), illustrator, educator
Brigitte Lacombe, photographer
George Nelson (posthumous), designer, author
Christoph Niemann, illustrator
Dan Wieden, cofounder, Wieden+Kennedy

ADC established the ADC Hall of Fame in 1971 as a cross-disciplinary acknowledgement of the most renowned professionals in visual arts and communications. Past inductees represent a diverse group of luminaries in those fields, including Richard Avedon, Saul Bass, Leo Burnett, Jay Chiat, Walt Disney, Charles and Ray Eames, Milton Glaser, Annie Leibovitz, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Paul Rand, Andy Warhol and others.

"ADC Hall of Fame pays lasting tribute to those whose careers have profoundly influenced the direction of their fields," said Doug Jaeger, president, ADC. "This recognition honors an ongoing lifetime of achievement that exemplifies the highest standards of creative excellence and leads the industry forward. We're proud to capture the history of our industry in the accomplishments of these laureates."

ADC Hall of Fame Selection Committee was co-chaired by ADC board members Chee Pearlman, principal, Chee Company, and Janet Froelich, creative director, Real Simple (ADC Hall of Fame laureate 2006). The full selection committee included Nicholas Blechman, art director, The New York Times Book Review; Rob Feakins, ADC board member and chief creative officer/president, Publicis New York; Louise Fili, founder, Louise Fili Ltd (ADC Hall of Fame 2004); Doug Jaeger, president, ADC; Lisa Naftolin, executive creative director, creative brand development, Nars Cosmetics; Paula Scher, partner, Pentagram (ADC Hall of Fame 1998); Massimo Vignelli, cofounder, Vignelli Associates (ADC Hall of Fame 1982) and Jeffrey Zeldman, founder/executive creative director, Happy Cog.

ADC celebrates its Hall of Fame inductions with a series of "Fame Festival 2010" events taking place at the ADC Gallery, 106 West 29th Street, New York. In addition to the gala induction dinner on November 4, three speaker events featuring the 2010 ADC Hall of Fame laureates will be held that month, dates and details to be announced soon.

An exhibition of work by these latest ADC Hall of Fame laureates will be on display and open to the public free of charge at the ADC Gallery from November 5-23, 2010.

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