ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.

Publications & Media / Books / News

Award

Agency

Client

Title

Category

Annual ID

Madness In Crowds Agency: Beehive Books / Philadelphia + Headcase Design / Philadelphia Client: Beehive Books Category: Books / Image-Driven - Single
The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge Memory Agency: Minmin qu & qian jiang / Nanjing Client: JIANGSU ART MUSEUM Category: Books / Image-Driven - Single
Made in Fukushima. Agency: SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich Client: METER Group Category: Design for Good / Publication Design
Muito Esquisito Agency: Casa Rex / São Paulo Client: Pulo do Gato Category: Book / Series
The Truth Is Worth It: Fearlessness (ISIS) Agency: Final Cut / New York + Droga5 / New York + Furlined / Los Angeles + Significant Others / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Editing
The New York Times for Kids Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Mag Labs Category: Newspapers / Full Issue - Series
FLIGHT OF THE CLOTILDA Agency: Kadir Nelson / Los Angeles + National Geographic / Washington DC Client: National Geographic Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
Made in Fukushima. Agency: SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich Client: METER Group Category: Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format - Single
‘Human Scum’ and Trump’s Tortured English Agency: Nicolas Ortega / New York + The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
Covering Climate Now Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day / New York + Design by Disruption / New York Client: Columbia Journalism Review Category: Direct / Wildcard - Single
Moving Agency: Eugenia Mello / Brooklyn Client: Victionary Category: Book / Series
The New York Issue Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Magazines / Magazine Cover - Single
Caption Contest Agency: BBDO / New York + The er / New York Client: The New Yorker Category: Social Media / Instagram
Bloomberg — Charting Futures Agency: Algo / Torino + Illo / Torino Client: Bloomberg Category: Innovation
Typographic Design in China Agency: T-Change Design Studio / Nanjing Client: Shenzhen Graphic Design Association (SGDA) Category: Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format - Single
Ninety-Nine Percent Fearless (Laura Dern) Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Magazines / Magazine Story / Spread - Single
The New York Issue Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Magazines / Magazine Full Issue - Single
Great Performers Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Magazines / Magazine Full Issue - Single
Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook Agency: Tenmilliontimes Design / Nanjing Client: Hunan Literature and Art Publishing House Category: Books / Text-Driven - Single
Made in Fukushima. Agency: SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich Client: METER Group Category: Innovation / Single or Series
The New York Issue: Cover Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Use of Typography / Single
The Truth Is Local Agency: The New York Times / New York + Local Projects / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Experiential Design / Installations - Series
LEONARDO DAVID Agency: Airbnb Magazine / New York Client: AIR B N B MAGAZINE Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
Observing and Mirroring - Dwelling Philosophy Agency: T-Change Design Studio / Nanjing Client: Day Day Up Design Consultant Category: Books / Image-Driven - Single
Hunhun's Notes Agency: Day Day Up Design Consultancy / Zhongshan Client: Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing, Ltd. Category: Books / Image-Driven - Single
THE ART OF TATSURO KIUCHI Agency: Tatsuro Kiuchi / Tokyo + Genkosha / Tokyo Client: Genkosha Category: Book / Series
Anansi Boys Agency: The Folio Society / London + Francis Vallejo / Detroit Client: The Folio Society Category: Book / Series
THE TIGER IN MY YARD Agency: YUKE LI / New York Client: YUKE Category: Book / Series
Made in Fukushima. Agency: SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich Client: METER Group Category: Books / Jacket - Single
Dragon’s Delusion - Book Cover & Jacket Design Agency: STUDIO-M / Hong Kong Client: Dragon’s Delusion Category: Books / Jacket - Series
Planet or Plastic? Agency: Square Pixel / Rio de Janeiro + Saatchi & Saatchi / Dubai Client: National Geographic Category: Design for Good / Illustration - Series
The New York Times Magazine Labs Special Sections Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Labs Category: Newspapers / Full Issue - Series
Putting a Price on the End of the World Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
Breeze blows to the page, you read Agency: XXL Studio / Beijing Client: Hainan Publishing House Category: Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format - Single
LANGUAGE SANCTUARY Agency: Dentsu Inc. / Tokyo + Dentsu Creative X Inc. / Tokyo Client: Okinawa Times Category: Posters / Traditional - Series
So the internet didn't turn out the way we hoped Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Online / Mobile Websites / Website
The New York Times For Kids: The Fear Issue Covers Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Labs Category: Newspapers / Front Page - Series
Nature's co-citation network infographic Agency: Nature / New York + Barabási Lab / Boston Client: Nature Category: Magazines / Magazine Infographics - Single or Series
What Parents Can Do About Gendered Toys Agency: Ran Zheng / Jersey City + NPR / Washington, D.C. Client: NPR Category: Digital / Single
What The U.S. Gets Wrong About China Agency: Nicolas Ortega / New York + Barron's / New York Client: Barron's Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
Beating the Bounds: The Case for Ethical Borders Agency: Leonardo Santamaria / Los Angeles + Believer Magazine / Las Vegas Client: Believer Magazine Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
My Sister, Myself Agency: Leonardo Santamaria / Los Angeles + O, The Oprah Magazine / New York City Client: O, The Oprah Magazine Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
Harvey Weinstein Convicted Agency: Brian Stauffer Illustration + Animation / Novato + The New York Times Magazine / NYC Client: The New York Times Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
One Small Step Agency: Estudio Javier Jaen / Barcelona Client: The New York Times Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
Vitamin T: Threads & Textiles in Contemporary Art Agency: Phaidon / New York Client: Phaidon Category: Books / Image-Driven - Single
Fabien Baron: Works 1983-2019 Agency: Phaidon / New York Client: Phaidon Category: Books / Image-Driven - Single
Cover Artworks for The New Yorker Agency: Tom Gauld / London / UK + The New Yorker / New York / USA Client: The New Yorker Category: Editorial / Front Page - Series
Washington Post Spring Cleaning 11th Annual Agency: Party of One Studio / Brooklyn + Washington Post / Washington DC Client: Washington Post Category: Editorial / Front Page - Series
Lo—TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism Agency: W—E studio, Piera Wolf + Claudine Eriksson / Zürich + New York + TASCHEN / Cologne + TASCHEN / Berlin Client: TASCHEN Category: Design for Good / Publication Design
The 1619 Project Agency: The Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Design for Good / Publication Design

2020 Publication Design Gold Cube

Beehive Books / Philadelphia + Headcase Design / Philadelphia

Beehive Books

Madness In Crowds

Books / Image-Driven - Single

ADC_PUB20_001G

2020 Publication Design Gold Cube

Minmin qu & qian jiang / Nanjing

JIANGSU ART MUSEUM

The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge Memory

Books / Image-Driven - Single

ADC_PUB20_002G

2020 Publication Design Gold Cube

SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich

METER Group

Made in Fukushima.

Design for Good / Publication Design

ADC_DFG20_037G

2020 Illustration Gold Cube

Casa Rex / São Paulo

Pulo do Gato

Muito Esquisito

Book / Series

ADC_ILT20_008G

2020 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Gold Cube

Final Cut / New York + Droga5 / New York + Furlined / Los Angeles + Significant Others / New York

The New York Times

The Truth Is Worth It: Fearlessness (ISIS)

Craft in Motion / Film / Editing

ADC_MOT20_011G

2020 Publication Design Gold Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine Mag Labs

The New York Times for Kids

Newspapers / Full Issue - Series

ADC_PUB20_022G

2020 Illustration Gold Cube

Kadir Nelson / Los Angeles + National Geographic / Washington DC

National Geographic

FLIGHT OF THE CLOTILDA

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT20_016G

2020 Publication Design Gold Cube

SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich

METER Group

Made in Fukushima.

Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format - Single

ADC_PUB20_007G

2020 Illustration Silver Cube

Nicolas Ortega / New York + The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

‘Human Scum’ and Trump’s Tortured English

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT20_018S

2020 Advertising Silver Cube

TBWA\Chiat\Day / New York + Design by Disruption / New York

Columbia Journalism Review

Covering Climate Now

Direct / Wildcard - Single

ADC_ADV20_045S

2020 Illustration Silver Cube

Eugenia Mello / Brooklyn

Victionary

Moving

Book / Series

ADC_ILT20_009S

2020 Publication Design Silver Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

The New York Issue

Magazines / Magazine Cover - Single

ADC_PUB20_014S

2020 Interactive Silver Cube

BBDO / New York + The er / New York

The New Yorker

Caption Contest

Social Media / Instagram

ADC_INT20_033S

2020 Publication Design Silver Cube

Algo / Torino + Illo / Torino

Bloomberg

Bloomberg — Charting Futures

Innovation

ADC_PUB20_013S

2020 Publication Design Silver Cube

T-Change Design Studio / Nanjing

Shenzhen Graphic Design Association (SGDA)

Typographic Design in China

Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format - Single

ADC_PUB20_008S

2020 Publication Design Silver Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

Ninety-Nine Percent Fearless (Laura Dern)

Magazines / Magazine Story / Spread - Single

ADC_PUB20_019S

2020 Publication Design Silver Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

The New York Issue

Magazines / Magazine Full Issue - Single

ADC_PUB20_015S

2020 Publication Design Silver Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

Great Performers

Magazines / Magazine Full Issue - Single

ADC_PUB20_016S

2020 Publication Design Silver Cube

Tenmilliontimes Design / Nanjing

Hunan Literature and Art Publishing House

Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook

Books / Text-Driven - Single

ADC_PUB20_010S

2020 Brand / Communication Design Silver Cube

SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich

METER Group

Made in Fukushima.

Innovation / Single or Series

ADC_BCD20_018S

2020 Typography Silver Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

The New York Issue: Cover

Use of Typography / Single

ADC_TYP20_015S

2020 Experiential Design Silver Cube

The New York Times / New York + Local Projects / New York

The New York Times

The Truth Is Local

Experiential Design / Installations - Series

ADC_EXP20_012S

2020 Illustration Bronze Cube

Airbnb Magazine / New York

AIR B N B MAGAZINE

LEONARDO DAVID

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT20_019B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

T-Change Design Studio / Nanjing

Day Day Up Design Consultant

Observing and Mirroring - Dwelling Philosophy

Books / Image-Driven - Single

ADC_PUB20_003B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

Day Day Up Design Consultancy / Zhongshan

Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing, Ltd.

Hunhun's Notes

Books / Image-Driven - Single

ADC_PUB20_004B

2020 Illustration Bronze Cube

Tatsuro Kiuchi / Tokyo + Genkosha / Tokyo

Genkosha

THE ART OF TATSURO KIUCHI

Book / Series

ADC_ILT20_010B

2020 Illustration Bronze Cube

The Folio Society / London + Francis Vallejo / Detroit

The Folio Society

Anansi Boys

Book / Series

ADC_ILT20_011B

2020 Illustration Bronze Cube

YUKE LI / New York

YUKE

THE TIGER IN MY YARD

Book / Series

ADC_ILT20_012B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

SERVICEPLAN GERMANY / Munich

METER Group

Made in Fukushima.

Books / Jacket - Single

ADC_PUB20_005B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

STUDIO-M / Hong Kong

Dragon’s Delusion

Dragon’s Delusion - Book Cover & Jacket Design

Books / Jacket - Series

ADC_PUB20_006B

2020 Illustration Bronze Cube

Square Pixel / Rio de Janeiro + Saatchi & Saatchi / Dubai

National Geographic

Planet or Plastic?

Design for Good / Illustration - Series

ADC_DFG20_023B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine Labs

The New York Times Magazine Labs Special Sections

Newspapers / Full Issue - Series

ADC_PUB20_023B

2020 Illustration Bronze Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

Putting a Price on the End of the World

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT20_017B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

XXL Studio / Beijing

Hainan Publishing House

Breeze blows to the page, you read

Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format - Single

ADC_PUB20_009B

2020 Brand / Communication Design Bronze Cube

Dentsu Inc. / Tokyo + Dentsu Creative X Inc. / Tokyo

Okinawa Times

LANGUAGE SANCTUARY

Posters / Traditional - Series

ADC_BCD20_025B

2020 Interactive Bronze Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

So the internet didn't turn out the way we hoped

Online / Mobile Websites / Website

ADC_INT20_028B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine Labs

The New York Times For Kids: The Fear Issue Covers

Newspapers / Front Page - Series

ADC_PUB20_020B

2020 Publication Design Bronze Cube

Nature / New York + Barabási Lab / Boston

Nature

Nature's co-citation network infographic

Magazines / Magazine Infographics - Single or Series

ADC_PUB20_018B

2020 Illustration Bronze Cube

Ran Zheng / Jersey City + NPR / Washington, D.C.

NPR

What Parents Can Do About Gendered Toys

Digital / Single

ADC_ILT20_014B

2020 Illustration Merit Award

Nicolas Ortega / New York + Barron's / New York

Barron's

What The U.S. Gets Wrong About China

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT20_047M

2020 Illustration Merit Award

Leonardo Santamaria / Los Angeles + Believer Magazine / Las Vegas

Believer Magazine

Beating the Bounds: The Case for Ethical Borders

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT20_048M

2020 Illustration Merit Award

Leonardo Santamaria / Los Angeles + O, The Oprah Magazine / New York City

O, The Oprah Magazine

My Sister, Myself

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT20_050M

2020 Illustration Merit Award

Brian Stauffer Illustration + Animation / Novato + The New York Times Magazine / NYC

The New York Times

Harvey Weinstein Convicted

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT20_051M

2020 Illustration Merit Award

Estudio Javier Jaen / Barcelona

The New York Times

One Small Step

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT20_052M

2020 Publication Design Merit Award

Phaidon / New York

Phaidon

Vitamin T: Threads & Textiles in Contemporary Art

Books / Image-Driven - Single

ADC_PUB20_025M

2020 Publication Design Merit Award

Phaidon / New York

Phaidon

Fabien Baron: Works 1983-2019

Books / Image-Driven - Single

ADC_PUB20_026M

2020 Illustration Merit Award

Tom Gauld / London / UK + The New Yorker / New York / USA

The New Yorker

Cover Artworks for The New Yorker

Editorial / Front Page - Series

ADC_ILT20_044M

2020 Illustration Merit Award

Party of One Studio / Brooklyn + Washington Post / Washington DC

Washington Post

Washington Post Spring Cleaning 11th Annual

Editorial / Front Page - Series

ADC_ILT20_045M

2020 Publication Design Merit Award

W—E studio, Piera Wolf + Claudine Eriksson / Zürich + New York + TASCHEN / Cologne + TASCHEN / Berlin

TASCHEN

Lo—TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism

Design for Good / Publication Design

ADC_DFG20_070M

2020 Publication Design Merit Award

The Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times Magazine

The 1619 Project

Design for Good / Publication Design

ADC_DFG20_071M

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