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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Swiffer has quickly 86′d and apologized for a recent print ad that depicts WWII cultural icon “Rosie the Riveter” as a maid. link

-VFX company Framestore has officially opened its doors in Culver City, CA. The new operation will be led by creative director Aron Hjartarson, senior flame/VFX supervisor Alex Thomas , EP Kati Haberstock, head of CG (LA) Ben West and producer, Mary Nockles.

-Kevin Jordan, former creative director at BBDO on AT&T and once ACD at what was Euro RSCG on “The Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign for Dos Equis, has now joined up with Draftfcb NY as group creative director. As GCD at DFCB NY, Jordan will focus on the agency’s Amtrak, Nivea and FDA (anti-smoking) accounts.

-DDB NY has created a pro-bono PSA campaign for The Partnership at Drugfree.org called “Damaged Circuits” (above).

-Bi-coastal post house NO6 has merged with London/NY-based Peepshow Post Productions. link

-R/GA has unveiled an infographic comparing government leaders’ social media action to their action on gun control. link

-Facebook has tapped Frank Gehry to design its new 100,000 square-feet, two-floor NYC office space. link

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A Gala to Remember: Your Final 92nd ADC Awards Recap


 

With the 92nd ADC Awards Gala now in the books (winners list here), we bring our our final entry from the event courtesy of the Art Directors Club’s director of content + communications, Brianna Graves. As she boards the plane back home, she managed fill us in with this brief, somewhat gushing on-the-scene recap.

One would have been hard pressed last night to forcibly wipe the grins off the faces of the attendees of the ADC 92nd Annual Awards Gala.

The majesty of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, home of the New World Symphony, cast a magic spell from the moment that guests approached the red carpet outside (albeit, in a drenching downpour and tornado warning), then had their photo taken inside before enjoying cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and a little mixing and mingling prior to the Gala. The mood was lit around the New World Center Atrium by ADC partner Float4 Interactive, who covered the screens above with light and color.

Inside the main performance hall was no less stunning. The venue itself, with incredible sound, performance and lighting capabilities, set the tone of the evening. But when ADC Executive Director Ignacio Oreamuno took the stage to welcome his guests not only to the 92nd Annual Awards, but also to a new era, a new standard and a new future of the Art Directors Club and its Annual Awards, the tone of the evening was solidified. ADC was presenting nothing but the best.

Ariel Adkins, ADC membership associate and author of Artfully Awear, dazzled the stage as the Pantone trophy girl. She accomplished a record number of costume changes designed with a distinct Pantone color in mind, and synced with a complete relighting of the stage and performance hall designed by Float4.

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Speaking of Da Bears, Here’s a Look at SapientNitro’s New Chi-Town Office, Walter Payton Figurine Included

Photographer Dan Peters has recently offered us a pretty nice look at the redesign and expansion of SapientNitro’s Chicago office. So, being curious as always, we found out more including the fact that the structure the spaced is housed in, the Windy City’s Inland Steel Building (above), is part-owned by one Frank Gehry. Love or hate the revamp, you can give praise to or blame it on global architectural firm Gensler, which has designed both Facebook’s and Pixar’s quarters in the past. The theme for SN Chicago, meanwhile, is “The Science of Combination” and according to the local crew of “idea engineers,” the new space is “…designed to be flexible, dynamic and expressive—of the SapientNitro brand, and of the people who work there. It’s also designed to accommodate the growing Chicago office with its bevy of new clients and new hires.”

We’re trying to get those numbers on new hires as well as current client list, but seriously, what Chicago-based agency office is complete without a nice homage to #34 (below)? In case you didn’t catch the link above, check out the complete handiwork of Peters and his Canon EOS 5D Mark II here.