Concept and design development, production
Bruce Chao, Courtesy of The One Club, C&G Partners
Identity for The One Club’s ADC 100th Anniversary campaign.
The One Club kicks off the ADC centennial with a year-long celebration. The campaign strategy features a decade-by-decade highlight of people, artifacts, and award-winning work to tell the story of the ad and design world’s longest running and most prestigious entities.
ADC100 branding plays on the existing ADC letterform, as well as the rich legacy of archival imagery that foregrounds the people and work at the heart of the organization and awards program. The branding also references the original ADC geometric pattern that echoes the Art Deco design style from the era in which the club was founded.
The Art Directors Club, known as ADC, was the first global organization to celebrate and award leaders in creative communications. Founded in New York by Louis Pedlar on August 13, 1920, the club was established to ensure advertising was judged by the same stringent standards as fine art.
The ADC100 program provides rare insights into the observations and human exchanges of the creative community throughout the past century.
The ADC100 identity is a “hijack logo”, where a temporary variation on the usual mark takes over completely, everywhere, for the duration of the celebration year.
Content will include images and words from historically significant individuals from ADC's rich history, ground-breaking design work, and ads that won ADC Cubes, ADC Annuals, and letters and essays related to the organization.