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AkzoNobel’s A Magazine wins design “Oscar”

AkzoNobel’s flagship external company magazine has won a highly prestigious design award presented every year by the influential Art Directors Club (ADC) in New York.

A Magazine, which is distributed globally, scooped a coveted Bronze ADC Cube in the annual competition’s Corporate and Promotional Design: Newsletter, Journal, or House Publication category. A was launched last October, when it replaced AkzoNobel’s Matters magazine.

"We’re delighted to receive such prominent recognition, but any award like this is a reflection of the team behind it,” said John McLaren, AkzoNobel’s Corporate Director of Communications. “A Magazine is a really superb piece of work and many people deserve credit for working extremely hard to ensure that it meets the highest possible standards. In a world of so many different magazines, it stands out as something refreshingly different. It truly reflects Tomorrow’s Answers Today.”

Considered to be the Oscars of the design world and regarded as being true symbols of creative achievement in visual communication, the ADC awards are notoriously difficult to win. Entries are strenuously and scrupulously judged by an unforgiving jury, which means earning a Cube is a true accomplishment.

“The polished, heavyweight ADC Cube is an enduring symbol of creative leadership and innovation,” explains the ADC. “Winners take their place in the industry’s revered archive of the best work ever produced in advertising, design, photography, illustration and interactive media.”

All the winners will be exhibited at the ADC Gallery from June 4 to 26 and will form part of a multi-city, worldwide tour.

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