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The club is proud to announce it has revived the prestigious ADC Manship Medallion, and will present it to a select group of 12 creative leaders who have played a significant role in ADC history and development over its first 100 years.
The Manship Medallions will be presented to the honorees in person at the ADC 101st Annual Awards ceremony on May 18, 2022 in New York.
In honor of their great contributions to ADC over the past century, 12 leaders in the creative community will receive the prestigious Manship Medallion at the ADC 101st Annual Awards ceremony on May 18 at Gotham Hall in New York.
When ADC was founded as the Art Directors Club in 1920, its highest award accolade was the beautiful medallion created by famed sculptor Paul Manship, renowned for the Prometheus sculpture in New York’s Rockefeller Center. The medallion trophy was later replaced with today’s iconic ADC Cube.
In celebration of ADC’s first century, The One Club has revived the Manship Medallion, but with a different focus: to honor a select group of industry innovators who played a significant role in ADC history and development over the years.
The Manship Medallion honorees are:
“As ADC moves into its second century, we thought it was the perfect time to bring back this historic medallion, not to award work but as a rare honor bestowed upon a select group of creative leaders who have played enormous roles in shaping ADC throughout its first 100 years,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. “While congratulations are in order, a sincere thanks is also appropriate. Without the efforts of these honorees, ADC would not have played such an important part in the world of advertising and design.”
ADC’s commitment to the ideal of art is underscored with the choice of Manship (1885-1966) to design the Art Directors Club's first award medal. He had a strong personal style with elements of both the realist academicians and the avant-garde. The Manship Medallion depicts Apollo, god of the sun and leader of the Muses, flying on Pegasus, symbol of inspiration. The Muses are represented by the strings of his lyre.
The ADC 101st Annual Awards ceremony will take place in person during Creative Week 2022 on Wednesday, May 18 at Gotham Hall in New York. In addition to celebrating the Manship Medallion honorees and this year’s top winners including Best of Show, Best of Discipline and other special awards, the evening will feature a belated celebration of ADC’s historic 100th anniversary, which was postponed last year due to the pandemic, and include important members and winners from throughout ADC history.