- Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today that their website, ADG.org, has been nominated for Best Architecture and Design Website in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the internet.
Design duo Anton & Irene were enlisted to create ADG’s new digital home in 2017. Many conversations and hours of research occurred to develop the new website, which included set visits, learning how the studio art departments work, exploring the various crafts in the ADG, and surveying how visual worlds are created for many favorite television shows and blockbuster films.
The newly revamped website launched in July of 2018; it delivers a well-crafted and visually compelling online presence that represents the reputation and talent of the Art Directors Guild. ADG.org’s functionality and intuitive design represent all Local 800 Guild members including Production Designers and Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers; and Illustrators and Matte Artists.
Over 13,000 entries were received for consideration of this year’s Webby Awards. Winners are announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City.
Voting Closes Thursday, April 18, 2019
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube, WP Engine, EY, YouGov, Vitamin T, WNYC Studios, Fast Company, ESA, Product Hunt, and Social Media Week.
About THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD:
Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,700 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Art Directors; Set Designers and Model Makers; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists. The ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual “Excellence in Production Design Awards” gala, bimonthly craft magazine (PERSPECTIVE), figure drawing and other creative workshops, extensive technology and craft training programs and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. For the Guild’s online directory and website resources, go to www.adg.org.