Whether we admit or not, jealousy plays a not insignificant role in the creative industries. In fact D&AD is honest enough to address this head on; when it comes to choosing pencil-winning work judges are asked to consider whether the entry stokes their creative envy and make them wish they’d done that piece.
The organisation has extended this idea by asking three leading creative talents – Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister &Walsh, Dan Wieden of Wieden + Kennedy and Iain Tait of Google Creative Labs – to look back on the work they wish they’d done this year in their respective categories (design, advertising and digital).
Not only are their selections and reasoning jolly interesting, but Factory Fifteen have created some excellent animations to support the pieces, packed with nods to some of the best projects in those areas (think tiny Plumen lighbulbs and BBH’s Three Little Pigs). Terrific stuff!
- Illustrator Rob Flowers shares his treasure trove of books
- My First: Colophon and Sophie Mayanne talk about the themes of their book, Twenty-Two
- Patrick Kyle uses analogue and digital techniques in these pared-back illustrations
- Audrey Weber’s eccentrically enlarged figurative illustrations
- Hanne Berkaak’s deeply moving and sensitive animation tackling self-harm
- The Smudge: Clay Hickson and Liana Jegers launch publication in reaction to US presidential result
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio