The D&AD Pencils have been announced
There are 6 Black Pencil winners. 720 Pencils awarded in total, across 45 countries (of 73 that entered) from 889 shortlisted entries. 58 Yellow Pencils, 192 Graphite & 460 Wood
Black Pencil winners:
Droga5, The Truth is Worth It, for the New York Times in TV Commercial Campaigns
Furlined, The Truth is Worth It, for the New York Times in Writing for Film
BWM Dentsu, Project Revoice for The ALS Association in Digital Design
Wieden + Kennedy, Dream Crazy, for Nike in Integrated
Somesuch & AMV BBDO, Viva La Vulva for Libresse in Direction
Companies of the Year:
Top 3 Advertising Agencies of the Year are:
- Droga5 – D&AD Advertising Agency of the Year 2019
- McCann New York
Top 3 Design Agencies of the Year are:
- Jones Knowles Ritchie – D&AD Design Agency of the Year 2019
Top 3 Production Companies of the Year are:
- Academy Films – D&AD Production Company of the Year 2019
Top 3 Clients of the Year are:
- Apple – D&AD Client of the Year 2019
- The New York Times
|Ranking (by number of Pencils)||Country||Number of Pencils Won|
|19||United Arab Emirates||5|
D&AD CEO Tim Lindsay commented, “It has been another outstanding year for global creativity, with entries received from 73 countries. The theme for this year’s festival has been “Shaping the Future” and that’s very much been reflected in the campaigns we’ve had the privilege of seeing, many of which attests to the power of creativity to help build a better future. The work I have seen has been fantastic and everyone on the jury and everyone who has seen the final list of Pencil-winning work has been knocked out by the quality. It is a hugely encouraging sign for the buoyant and vibrant direction of our industry.”
An additional 17 Pencils were awarded to “Next” winners this year. Next is a new D&AD Award subcategory for 2019, introduced to recognise individual creatives, designers and crafts practitioners who have worked for no more than three years in the creative industries.
The two winners of this year’s Collaborative Award were adam&eveDDB and John Lewis & Partners (Advertising) and Design Bridge and Fortnum & Mason (Design). The D&AD Collaborative Award, launched this year, is a special award for client collaborations to applaud brave and innovative collaborations between clients and agencies. The award is designed to celebrate collaborations which have produced a successive body of work achieving outstanding creative excellence and success over a number of years.
This year the President’s Award, the highest D&AD accolade reserved for a chosen few from the creative world, goes to artist and stage designer, Es Devlin.
D&AD President, Harriet Devoy, commented, “I am delighted to present this year’s D&AD President’s Award to the unique talent that is Es Devlin. For over two decades she’s designed sets for the world’s leading theatre and opera companies. And her creations for the biggest artists in music mean her work has shaped the Instagram memories of millions. Her craft is incredible. Its scale, awe-inspiring. She turns spaces into spectacles and makes magic happen in front of our eyes. She doesn’t just break the fourth wall, she shatters it in ways no designer has before.”
Find all Pencil winners and Pencils by category here.