ADG Perspective

November-December 2015

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14 P E R S P E C T I V E | N OV E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 THE CINEMAGUNDI A newly designed ADG Award trophy by Tom Wilkins, Awards Committee Chair In 1996, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors held its first awards show. Twenty years later, we celebrate the success of our event which has taken its rightful place amongst the other top guild award shows. To mark this milestone, a contest was held to redesign and update the trophy, both in design and in the materials. Close to fifty designs were submitted by members of the Art Directors Guild's four crafts and reviewed by the Art Directors Council. The Council has historically had the oversight on the Awards Banquet and the awarding of trophies. The submissions were narrowed down first to eleven and then to three designs by vote of the Council in secret balloting sessions. All balloting was conducted and kept anonymous by Jack Taylor and Debbie Patton. After the final vote on the three surviving designs, the Council sought to have the old trophy design updated with an art deco theme, based in part on the final submission that was selected. The Council by majority vote passed a resolution to have Fredrik Buch, an Illustrator member of the Guild with a background in product design, do an update of the existing trophy with the idea to emphasis the art deco period which was the dominant design motif during the birth of our craft. Above: Illustrator Fredrik Buch's rendering of the new ADG Awards trophy, called The Cinemagundi. news Continued

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