The Art Directors Club announced the international winners of the prestigious ADC 91st Annual Awards.
In a break from past years, the top ADC Gold Cube winner was not a traditional advertising or design agency: Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Los Angeles landed four Golds and two Silvers in Advertising, Interactive and Motion categories for Chipotle's "Back to the Start". The spot also garnered a Gold in sound design for Duotone Audio Group, New York.
"The Bear" television commercial for CANAL+ was also highly recognized, winning three Advertising Golds and a Silver for BETC Euro RSCG, Paris and a Silver for MJZ, Los Angeles.
Other significant overall winners included School of Visual Arts with nine ADC Cubes, The New York Times Magazine with six (including a pair of Golds, one each in Design and Photography), Heimat Berlin with five (three Silver and two Bronze in Interactive and Integrated), BBDO New York with four, and Google Creative Labs, Leo Burnett Toronto, Leo Burnett Sydney and Pentagram Design with three Cubes each. This year's winners represented 24 countries, reflecting the program's global stature.
The awards will be celebrated during Creative Week at the ADC 91st Annual Awards Gala on May 8, 2012 at Espace in New York.
At the awards gala, the club will announce the winner of its second-annual ADC Designism Award honoring work for a nonprofit that drives social or political change. In addition, recipients of this year's Agency of the Year, Network of the Year, Design Team of the Year and School of the Year honors, based upon a cumulative points system, will be revealed.
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