D&AD to announce the All Time Pencil Winners on September 18: A 50th Birthday Celebration will mark the biggest names in design and advertising

D&AD.Hex.Yellow.RGB.jpgOn 18 September 2012, D&AD celebrates its 50th Birthday. The organisation is staging a huge party and awards ceremony, at which the top ranked agencies, studios and people of the last 50 years of D&AD will be recognised with a one-off Award. The 2012 Black Pencils and President's Awards will also be announced.

During its 50 year history, D&AD has set the standard for excellence in design and advertising, championing the best work at its Awards shows and in the famous Annual, and educating future generations of creatives through its education programmes. Winning a Yellow or Black Pencil is the crowning achievement of many careers.
D&AD has delved into its extensive archive of design and advertising to uncover the businesses and people that have collected the most Pencils. The winning names will be revealed on 18 September and honoured with eight special awards: Most Awarded Ad Agency / Design Studio / Production Company / Brand  / Art Director / Copywriter / Designer / Director. The top ten in each category are listed below in alphabetical order.  

Says D&AD CEO Tim Lindsay: "Being in the top ten is an enormous achievement and those that have made the cut should feel proud of the esteemed company they're in. D&AD is the hardest award in the world to win, so those that have made this list really do represent the peak of creative achievement in the business.

D&AD was set up in 1962 to promote the value of design and creative business communication. Some of the biggest talents in the world have since won Pencils and been educated through D&AD's programmes. It's worth remembering that the creative industry is worth more to the UK's economy than it is in any other country - it employs over two million people and is currently growing at twice the rate of the economy as a whole. The robust nature of our business is predicated on talent, and the people and agencies listed here have contributed to a legacy of success that is often overlooked."

Lists are in alphabetical order, not order rank. This will be announced.
Some lists contain more than ten names as a result of joint placements.

Screen shot 2012-07-19 at 10.45.36 PM.jpgAdvertising Agency
Bartle Bogle Hegarty London
Collett Dickenson Pearce
DDB London (including BMP pre 1989 merger)
DDB London (pre 1989 merger)
Saatchi & Saatchi London
Wieden + Kennedy  Portland
Wieden + Kennedy UK

Design Studio
Carroll Dempsey & Thirkell (including Carroll & Dempsey)
Casson Mann
Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes (including Fletcher/Forbes/Gill)
Farrow Design
Michael Peters & Partners
Minale Tattersfield & Partners
Pentagram Design
Studio Dumbar
The Partners

Production Company
Alan Parker Film Company
Gorgeous Enterprises
Park Village Productions
Paul Weiland Film Company
Ridley Scott Associates
The Mill
Tony Kaye Films

Screen shot 2012-07-19 at 10.28.37 PM.jpgArt Director
Axel Chaldecott
Bob Isherwood
Craig Allen
David Horry
John Gorse
John Hegarty
John Webster
Neil Godfrey
Tony McTear
Walter Campbell

Brian Tattersfield
David Hillman
David King
Gilvrie Misstear
John McConnell
Marcello Minale
Michael Johnson
Michel De Boer
Mike Dempsey
Tony Meeuwissen

Jonathan glazer-web.jpgDirector
Alan Parker
Chris Cunningham
Chris Palmer
Frank Budgen
Hugh Hudson
Jonathan Glazer
Michel Gondry
Roger Woodburn
Tom Kuntz
Tony Kaye

Screen shot 2012-07-19 at 10.37.45 PM.jpgCopywriter
David Abbot
Eric Kallman
John Salmon
John Webster
Mike Cozens
Nick Gill
Nick Worthington
Steve Henry
Tom Carty
Tony Brignull

BBC Television
Benson & Hedges
Channel 4
Levi Strauss
Sunday Times Magazine

D&AD/50 Birthday Dinner
18 September 2012
Battersea Evolution, Chelsea Bridge Entrance, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Event Format
Drinks reception: 6pm
Three course dinner and Awards: 7pm
After party: 10.30pm - 2am 

Ticket Prices
Member/Judge: £200
Non-Member Early Bird: £225
Early Bird Table of 12: £2,700

There are Corporate Hospitality tables available. Call +44 (0)20 7840 1111.

For more information or to book, contact celebrate@dandad.org or call 0800 054 6266 or +44 12 7376 5144 if you are outside the UK.


Ello Ello said:

Guessing 96% of the names will be Brits.

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