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HEAR FROM THE BEST OF THE BEST!

 

What makes great advertising and design? The answer lies with the winners of this year’s Applied Arts Creative Excellence (AACE) Awards, all profiled in this issue. They're deemed AACE winners for receiving the most amount of votes from our judging panels in their respective disciplines (Photography, Illustration, Design, Advertising, Interactive and Student) during our 2013 awards season. The winners, announced at a gala event in November 2013, range from big-name agencies creating immersive multi-platform campaigns to emerging student artists sharing their personal pieces.


What does it take to be the best? Read two-time AACE winner and illustrator Michael De Pippo’s eloquent answer inside the issue (hint: it’s not all about the work). Others are more pragmatic, saying it takes provocative creative and serious business savvy to get to the top — so we chat with industry professionals to ascertain why they think recognizing these traits with awards is a worthwhile process.

 

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Cover Image: "Premium Stars" by AACE Illustration Finalist Sébastien Thibault


At A Glance

 

Departments

What's Old is New (Again) by Andrew Samuel

Start With Cock, You Swine by Trevor Schoenfeld

F*ck, I Wish I Did That by Natalie Armata

We're All in a Creative Conspiracy by Clare Meridew

The Long Road Ahead (and Behind) by Michael Zavacky, RGD

 

Career Shift

The Constant Gardener

Former recruiter Heidi Ehlers made a living growing creative departments, but now she’s cultivating curb appeal

 

The AACE Awards

Let It Go to Your Head          

What does it take to be the best? In the receding glow of our AACE Awards, we check in with some award-winning industry pros to discuss what accolades mean to them

 

Photography AACE

Winner: Peter Andrew Lusztyk | Lost in the Landscapes by Wendy Helfenbaum
Finalists: Philip Rostron, George Webber

Illustration AACE
Winner: Michael De Pippo | The Comeback Kid by Chris Daniels
Finalists: Nagy László, Sébastien Thibault

Design AACE
Winner: Leo Burnett | Street Smarts by Alison Garwood-Jones
Finalists: Atelier Chinotto, lg2boutique

Advertising AACE
Winner: Anomaly | Let’s Get Atypical by Franke Rodriguez
Finalists: DDB Canada Vancouver, Grey Canada, Leo Burnett, lg2

Interactive AACE
Winner: Grip Limited | (No) Rules of Engagement by Grip Limited
Finalists: Tribal DDB, OgilvyOne Worldwide

Student AACE
Winner: Kim Oxlund | The Why Generation by Sheri Radford
Finalists: Alfred Lee, Laura Sutphen

 

2014 Creative Guide

The Essential Source Directory for the Visual Communications Sector


Additional Content

 

View examples of content from this issue, as well as some online-only extras.

 

 

Photography AACE

 

Winner: Peter Andrew Lusztyk | Lost in the Landscapes by Wendy Helfenbaum
Finalists: Philip Rostron, George Webber

 

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Illustration AACE

 

Winner: Michael De Pippo
Finalists: Nagy László, Sébastien Thibault

 

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Design AACE

 

Winner: Leo Burnett
Finalists: Atelier Chinotto, lg2boutique

 

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Advertising AACE

 

Winner: Anomaly
Finalists: DDB Canada Vancouver, Grey Canada, Leo Burnett, lg2

 

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Interactive AACE

 

Winner: Grip Limited
Finalists: Tribal DDB, OgilvyOne Worldwide

 

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Student AACE

 

Winner: Kim Oxlund
Finalists: Alfred Lee, Laura Sutphen

 

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