"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."
Bob Giraldi, film director and owner, Giraldi Media; chair, Live Action Short Film Graduate Department, School of Visual Arts.
David Droga's name is attached to an advertising agency that is famous throughout the world. He is the founder and creative chairman of Droga5. Now it is also in place in the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
Droga's induction into the ADC Hall of Fame will occur at the creative black tie benefit gala dinner being held this year, and for the first time, during Advertising Week in New York, on October 5th.
The 2012 laureates are outstanding achievers in advertising, design, filmmaking, illustration, photography and education. Droga is joined by illustrator, Barry Blitt; photographer, Mary Ellen Mark; SVA 3D Design chair, Kevin O'Callaghan (Educator Award) and Sussman/Prejza founder and principal, Deborah Sussman.
They join notables such as Walt Disney, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Lee Clow, Dan Wieden, Jay Chiat and Alex Bogusky – all legends who have dramatically altered the industry in which we work.
“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,” announced Ignacio Oreamuno, ADC executive director.
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