Fig. 1 The D & AD Auction
50 creatives – designers, art directors, illustrators, photographers, film makers and typographers offered 50 pieces of art for a special edition D&AD book.
(What is D&AD?)
An auction started online on Sunday went live today at The Hospital Club in Endell Street at 7.00pm.
A Paula Scher went for ever £2k. I needed to leave before the Terry Gilliam or Quentin Blake came under the hammer.
See them all here
If you had £10,000 to go on a good cause, which would you have bought? Would it have been selfish to bid for several?
Great work inspires. Great work for a good cause inspires even more. With the money raised D&AD will start a fund to support emerging creative talent in the early months of their career hoping to keep some of them in the business.
Fig. 2. Quentin Blake for D&AD 50 2012
There was additional inspiring work from:
David Adjaye – Architect
Miles Aldridge – Photographer
David Bailey @Kiosk – Designer and Art Director
Daniel Barber – Commercials Director (Film, TV idents … )
Paul Belford – An Art Director and Creative Head … with a PhD in Biochemistry
Quentin Blake – Illustrator
Derek Birdsall – Graphic Designer
Neville Brody – Graphic Designer and Font Designer
Wim Crouwel – Graphic Designer and Typographer
Neil Dawson – Urban Artist
Tony Davidson – Head of Big Ideas, WiedenKennedy London
Mark Denton – Designer, Director, Photographer … and he blogs
David Droga – Art Director
Dave Dye – Thinking up ideas. Problem solving. Making things look nice.
Daniel Eatock – Designer
Eine – Urban Artist
Fabrica – Sam Baron & Co ?
Bob Gill – Bob Gill
Stephen Gill – Photographer
Terry Gilliam – IMDB
John Hegarty – himself
Wayne Hemmingway – fashion designer
Nadav Kander – photographer
Peter Kennard – artist
Rich Kennedy – Senior Designer at BBH
Nick Knight – Fashion Photographer
Michael Johnson – Johnson Banks
Danny Kleinman – Director
Mary Lewis – Designer (Brand Packaging)
John Lloyd – Graphic Designer
Ed Morris – Creative Director
Nick Park – Well Aardman
Grant Parker – Head of Art DDB UK
Parra – Artist
Harry Pearce – Designer
Rob Reilly – Chief Creative Officer
Rankin – Photography
Mark Reddy – Head of Art BBH
Paula Scher – Graphic Designer
Richard Seymour – The Violence of the New
Paul Smith – Fashion Designer
Philippe Starck – S+ark
Daljit Singh – Digital Design
Alexandra Taylor – Art Director
Storm Thorgerson – ‘Legendary’ Graphic Designer
Justin Tindall – Executive Creative Director – Leo Burnett
Mark Tutssel – Global Creative Officer – Leo Burnett
Simon Waterfall – Creative Director – Industrial Design and the language of all things.
Graham Watson – Art Director
Michael Wolff – Design
Fig.3. D&AD Heads (backs of) … or so I thought.
Who were the couple, say age 27 and 26 who hung and clung onto each other for the duration as if we were on a raft going through the Skull Rapids of the Westwater Canyon, Utah?
- D&AD 50th Annual: original cover artwork by 50 design legends up for sale (oddstuffmagazine.com)
- D&AD 50th Annual: original cover artwork by 50 design legends up for sale (telegraph.co.uk)