ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 102nd year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

Publications-Media

Award

Agency

Client

Title

Category

Annual ID

SAY THEIR NAMES Agency: The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson Client: The New Yorker Category: Best of Illustration
Democracy by Mail Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Best of Photography
daydream Agency: hesign / Berlin Client: Jumping He Category: Books / Image-Driven
Browse Leipzig Agency: Nanjing Han Qing Tang Design CO., LTD. / Nanjing + Qing + Tao Client: Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing Category: Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format
2020 Covers Agency: The New York Times For Kids / New York + The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times for Kids Category: Newspapers / Front Page
How It Works Agency: The New York Times For Kids / New York Client: The New York Times for Kids Category: Newspapers / Full Issue
Democracy by Mail Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Photojournalism / Series
Life Needs Truth Agency: Droga5 / New York + The New York Times / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Craft in Writing / TV / Film / Video
How Climate Change Will Remap Where Americans Live Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Photojournalism / Single
The Decameron Project Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Magazines / Magazine Full Issue
Megan Thee Stallion Agency: Mah Ferraz + 300 Entertainment / New York + The New York Times / New York + The Genius Club / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Editing
Great Performers Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Use of Typography / Single
SAY THEIR NAMES Agency: The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson Client: The New Yorker Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
THE CENTENNIAL Agency: The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson Client: The New Yorker Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
Distant Summer Agency: The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson Client: The New Yorker Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
AMERICAN UPRISING Agency: Rolling Stone / New York + Kadir Nelson Client: Rolling Stone Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
Sweet Liberty Agency: The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson Client: The New Yorker Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
Wrestling With Westside Story Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Music / Entertainment / Single
20 YEARS 20 PEOPLE 20 STORIES Agency: Bofeng Liao Client: LAVIE MATÉRIELLE Bookstore Category: Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format
Night of the Living Dead Agency: Edward Kinsella + Bloomsbury Publishing PLC / London + British Film Institute / London Client: The British Film Institute + Bloomsbury Publishing Category: Book / Single
Dogs and Cats Agency: The New York Times For Kids / New York Client: The New York Times for Kids Category: Newspapers / Full Issue
Misery Agency: Edward Kinsella + The Folio Society / London Client: The Folio Society Category: Book / Series
Epicenter Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Photojournalism / Series
America At Hunger's Edge Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Photojournalism / Series
Epicenter Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Magazines / Magazine Full Issue
Fukt Magazine #19 Storylines Agency: Ariane Spanier Client: Fukt Magazine Category: Magazines / Magazine Full Issue
The Autobiography of Eikoh Hosoe Trilogy Agency: Wang Zhihong Studio + Yuwen Hsu + Zhihong Wang Client: Faces Publications Category: Books / Jacket
Stories Hidden in Chinese Characters Agency: linlin Design / Beijing Client: Chemical Industry Press Category: Books / Text-Driven
The Decameron Project Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Magazines / Magazine Cover
Life Needs Truth Agency: Droga5 / New York + The New York Times / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Craft in Video / Editing
Day One Agency: Tim O'Brien Client: Time Magazine Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
water Agency: Minmin Qu & Qian Jiang / Nanjing Client: Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing.Ltd Category: Books / Image-Driven
Terrines, etc. by Maison Vérot Agency: Benoit Berger + Éditions du Chêne / Paris Client: Éditions du Chêne / HACHETTE Category: Books / Image-Driven
Life Needs Truth Agency: Droga5 / New York + The New York Times / New York + Somesuch / New York + Method Studio / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Craft in Video / Direction - Single
Great Performers Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Magazines / Magazine Full Issue
Contemporary Kunqu Agency: Minmin Qu & Qian Jiang / Nanjing Client: Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing.Ltd Category: Books / Text-Driven
VICE News Tonight Agency: VICE News / New York City Client: VICE News Tonight Category: Branding / Branding Systems / Identities - Television / Film / Online Networks
Nostalgic Film Locations Agency: AARP Instagram Client: AARP Category: Social Media / Series
The Music Issue Cover Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Magazines / Magazine Cover
Modular Signage System for Groupe Le Monde HQ Agency: Snøhetta / Oslo, Norway + Medicis / Lyon, France Client: Groupe Le Monde Category: Environmental Design / Wayfinding Systems
Disabled in the Coronavirus Crisis Agency: Leonardo Santamaria Client: The New York Times Category: Editorial / Spread - Single
Behind Closed Doors Agency: Manja + Phil + Chand + Sid Client: Cuisine Magazine Category: Design for Good / Photography
20 YEARS 20 PEOPLE 20 STORIES Agency: Bofeng Liao Client: LAVIE MATÉRIELLE Bookstore Category: Branding / Branding Systems / Identities - Integrated
Quarantine Journal Agency: The New York Times Magazine / New York Client: The New York Times Category: Editorial / Front Page - Single
Seven Hundred Views of Koi Fish Agency: Dentsu Inc. / Tokyo + Dentsu Creative X / Tokyo Client: Shikoku Shimbun Category: Posters / Traditional - Series
Moses Sumney Sunday Mood Agency: Guardian The Guide Photo Editor John Windmill / London UK Client: Guardian Category: Portraiture / Single
Jia Difei Works Agency: Wenbin + Beijing Artron Art Printing Co.,Ltd / beijing Client: Jia Difei Category: Books / Image-Driven
Paul Smith Agency: Phaidon Press / New York Client: Phaidon Press Category: Books / Image-Driven
Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960 Agency: Content Object / Los Angeles Client: Colby College Museum of Art Category: Books / Image-Driven
A–L/M–Z: Mrs Jay & W. Gordon Smith Art Collection Agency: Gridworks (Sigrid Schmeisser) / Maastricht + Siobhan McLaughlin + Helen Bleck Client: Jay Gordonsmith Estate Category: Books / Image-Driven

2021 Illustration Best of Discipline Cube

The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson

The New Yorker

SAY THEIR NAMES

Best of Illustration

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2021 Photography Best of Discipline Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Democracy by Mail

Best of Photography

ADC_PHO21_001G

2021 Publication Design Gold Cube

hesign / Berlin

Jumping He

daydream

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_002G

2021 Publication Design Gold Cube

Nanjing Han Qing Tang Design CO., LTD. / Nanjing + Qing + Tao

Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing

Browse Leipzig

Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format

ADC_PUB21_003G

2021 Publication Design Gold Cube

The New York Times For Kids / New York + The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times for Kids

2020 Covers

Newspapers / Front Page

ADC_PUB21_006G

2021 Publication Design Gold Cube

The New York Times For Kids / New York

The New York Times for Kids

How It Works

Newspapers / Full Issue

ADC_PUB21_007G

2021 Photography Gold Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Democracy by Mail

Photojournalism / Series

ADC_PHO21_001G

2021 Advertising Gold Cube

Droga5 / New York + The New York Times / New York

The New York Times

Life Needs Truth

Craft in Writing / TV / Film / Video

ADC_ADV21_008G

2021 Photography Gold Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

How Climate Change Will Remap Where Americans Live

Photojournalism / Single

ADC_PHO21_005G

2021 Publication Design Gold Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

The Decameron Project

Magazines / Magazine Full Issue

ADC_PUB21_004G

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Gold Cube

Mah Ferraz + 300 Entertainment / New York + The New York Times / New York + The Genius Club / New York

The New York Times

Megan Thee Stallion

Craft in Motion / Film / Editing

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2021 Typography Gold Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Great Performers

Use of Typography / Single

ADC_TYP21_002G

2021 Illustration Gold Cube

The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson

The New Yorker

SAY THEIR NAMES

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT21_001G

2021 Illustration Gold Cube

The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson

The New Yorker

THE CENTENNIAL

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT21_003G

2021 Illustration Gold Cube

The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson

The New Yorker

Distant Summer

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT21_004G

2021 Illustration Gold Cube

Rolling Stone / New York + Kadir Nelson

Rolling Stone

AMERICAN UPRISING

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT21_005G

2021 Illustration Gold Cube

The New Yorker / New York + Kadir Nelson

The New Yorker

Sweet Liberty

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT21_006G

2021 Photography Gold Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Wrestling With Westside Story

Music / Entertainment / Single

ADC_PHO21_004G

2021 Publication Design Silver Cube

Bofeng Liao

LAVIE MATÉRIELLE Bookstore

20 YEARS 20 PEOPLE 20 STORIES

Books / Limited Edition / Private Press / Special Format

ADC_PUB21_009S

2021 Illustration Silver Cube

Edward Kinsella + Bloomsbury Publishing PLC / London + British Film Institute / London

The British Film Institute + Bloomsbury Publishing

Night of the Living Dead

Book / Single

ADC_ILT21_011S

2021 Publication Design Silver Cube

The New York Times For Kids / New York

The New York Times for Kids

Dogs and Cats

Newspapers / Full Issue

ADC_PUB21_015S

2021 Illustration Silver Cube

Edward Kinsella + The Folio Society / London

The Folio Society

Misery

Book / Series

ADC_ILT21_012S

2021 Photography Silver Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Epicenter

Photojournalism / Series

ADC_PHO21_011S

2021 Photography Silver Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

America At Hunger's Edge

Photojournalism / Series

ADC_PHO21_012S

2021 Publication Design Silver Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Epicenter

Magazines / Magazine Full Issue

ADC_PUB21_013S

2021 Publication Design Silver Cube

Ariane Spanier

Fukt Magazine

Fukt Magazine #19 Storylines

Magazines / Magazine Full Issue

ADC_PUB21_014S

2021 Publication Design Silver Cube

Wang Zhihong Studio + Yuwen Hsu + Zhihong Wang

Faces Publications

The Autobiography of Eikoh Hosoe Trilogy

Books / Jacket

ADC_PUB21_008S

2021 Publication Design Silver Cube

linlin Design / Beijing

Chemical Industry Press

Stories Hidden in Chinese Characters

Books / Text-Driven

ADC_PUB21_010S

2021 Publication Design Silver Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

The Decameron Project

Magazines / Magazine Cover

ADC_PUB21_012S

2021 Advertising Silver Cube

Droga5 / New York + The New York Times / New York

The New York Times

Life Needs Truth

Craft in Video / Editing

ADC_ADV21_022S

2021 Illustration Silver Cube

Tim O'Brien

Time Magazine

Day One

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT21_014S

2021 Publication Design Bronze Cube

Minmin Qu & Qian Jiang / Nanjing

Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing.Ltd

water

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_016B

2021 Publication Design Bronze Cube

Benoit Berger + Éditions du Chêne / Paris

Éditions du Chêne / HACHETTE

Terrines, etc. by Maison Vérot

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_017B

2021 Advertising Bronze Cube

Droga5 / New York + The New York Times / New York + Somesuch / New York + Method Studio / New York

The New York Times

Life Needs Truth

Craft in Video / Direction - Single

ADC_ADV21_041B

2021 Publication Design Bronze Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Great Performers

Magazines / Magazine Full Issue

ADC_PUB21_022B

2021 Publication Design Bronze Cube

Minmin Qu & Qian Jiang / Nanjing

Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing.Ltd

Contemporary Kunqu

Books / Text-Driven

ADC_PUB21_020B

2021 Brand / Communication Design Bronze Cube

VICE News / New York City

VICE News Tonight

VICE News Tonight

Branding / Branding Systems / Identities - Television / Film / Online Networks

ADC_BCD21_023B

2021 Photography Bronze Cube

AARP Instagram

AARP

Nostalgic Film Locations

Social Media / Series

ADC_PHO21_023B

2021 Publication Design Bronze Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

The Music Issue Cover

Magazines / Magazine Cover

ADC_PUB21_021B

2021 Experiential Design Bronze Cube

Snøhetta / Oslo, Norway + Medicis / Lyon, France

Groupe Le Monde

Modular Signage System for Groupe Le Monde HQ

Environmental Design / Wayfinding Systems

ADC_EXP21_004B

2021 Illustration Bronze Cube

Leonardo Santamaria

The New York Times

Disabled in the Coronavirus Crisis

Editorial / Spread - Single

ADC_ILT21_025B

2021 Photography Bronze Cube

Manja + Phil + Chand + Sid

Cuisine Magazine

Behind Closed Doors

Design for Good / Photography

ADC_DFG21_029B

2021 Brand / Communication Design Bronze Cube

Bofeng Liao

LAVIE MATÉRIELLE Bookstore

20 YEARS 20 PEOPLE 20 STORIES

Branding / Branding Systems / Identities - Integrated

ADC_BCD21_019B

2021 Illustration Bronze Cube

The New York Times Magazine / New York

The New York Times

Quarantine Journal

Editorial / Front Page - Single

ADC_ILT21_024B

2021 Brand / Communication Design Merit Honor

Dentsu Inc. / Tokyo + Dentsu Creative X / Tokyo

Shikoku Shimbun

Seven Hundred Views of Koi Fish

Posters / Traditional - Series

ADC_BCD21_072M

2021 Photography Merit Honor

Guardian The Guide Photo Editor John Windmill / London UK

Guardian

Moses Sumney Sunday Mood

Portraiture / Single

ADC_PHO21_038M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Wenbin + Beijing Artron Art Printing Co.,Ltd / beijing

Jia Difei

Jia Difei Works

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_026M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Phaidon Press / New York

Phaidon Press

Paul Smith

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_027M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Content Object / Los Angeles

Colby College Museum of Art

Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_028M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Gridworks (Sigrid Schmeisser) / Maastricht + Siobhan McLaughlin + Helen Bleck

Jay Gordonsmith Estate

A–L/M–Z: Mrs Jay & W. Gordon Smith Art Collection

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_029M

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