Droga5 founder/creative chairman David Droga to be inducted into Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

David Droga color.jpgThe Art Directors Club, the first global creative collective of its kind and longest standing organisation championing the visual arts, has picked Aussie expat David Droga, founder and creative chairman of Droga 5, as one of the 2012 inductees into its prestigious ADC Hall of Fame.
 
The new group of laureates, representing advertising, design, filmmaking, illustration, photography and education, will be inducted at a creative black-tie benefit gala held for the first time during Advertising Week in New York on the evening of Friday, October 5, 2012.
ADC Hall of Fame laureates for 2012 are:
•  Barry Blitt, illustrator
•  David Droga, Founder and Creative Chairman, Droga5
•  Mary Ellen Mark, photographer
•  Kevin O'Callaghan (Educator Award), SVA 3D Design Chair
•  Deborah Sussman, Principal and Founder, Sussman/Prejza
 
Says Ignacio Oreamuno, ADC executive director: "Walt Disney, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Lee Clow, Dan Wieden, Jay Chiat, Alex Bogusky - all incredible legends in our Hall of Fame, who have dramatically altered the industry we work in. This year marks the 92nd year of the Art Directors Club and our Hall of Fame continues to grow with advertisers, designers, educators, artists, photographers and illustrators whose work is quite simply jaw-dropping. This year's Hall of Fame exhibit will be our most impressive to date, anyone that attends will leave both humbled and inspired."
 
Selection Committee on David Droga:
 
Says Bob Giraldi, film director and owner, Giraldi Media; chair, Live Action Short Film Graduate Department, School of Visual Arts: "In the long history of ad agency brilliance-successful writers and outrageously distinctive art directors have ruled the land. And now, add the name; David Droga, to that list as this truly independent and innovative agency thinker rightfully takes his place as one of the creative geniuses of the modern marketing world."

5 Comments

Davids mum said:

Bless! It seems like only yesterday he topped AWARD School.

ANDY said:

and the day after writing an ad for me that made me look good.

Two de Farce said:

And the day after that, designing the cover for the AWARD annual!

Wait... said:

Isn't he a writer?

David Droga was a keynote speaker at the Australian Government's Social Inclusion conference in Melbourne two years ago.

David's presentation encompassed successful campaigns that Droga5 had created to draw people together for various causes and objectives, including an outstanding campaign to motivate young people in disadvantaged areas of New York City through incentivised access to mobile phone services.

I subsequently met David in New York to scope ideas around arts and health and he was generous with his time, ideas and contacts. In my view, David deserves this acknowledgement. I have followed the success of Droga5 since then, and he is clearly incredibly creative but also a very compassionate and down to earth human being. The world needs more David Droga's.

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