Design week hall of fame for ACID's CEO

Design week hall of fame for ACID's CEO

At a glittering occasion at the Honourable Artillery Company in London, the best of the best in design received the much sought after Design Week's awards.

Among those honoured and admitted to the Design Week Hall of Fame was Dids Macdonald, OBE., CEO of ACID (Anti Copying in Design) for championing design law reform. Dids joins such design luminaries as Sir Jony Ives, Paul Priestman, Margaret Calvert, Dinah Casson, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby and Sir John Sorrell, CBE.

On receiving her award, Dids said: "I'm hugely honoured and very proud to be invited to enter the Design Week Hall of Fame by such a talented group and amongst such august names. My special thanks, too, are to Design Week who consistently champion the value of design excellence and the importance of intellectual property, keeping it high on radar. Thank you so much!”

Launched in 2015, The Hall of Fame recognises individuals within design who have made a significant contribution to the industry, have provided inspiration and forward-thinking, or who have simply created consistently brilliant work. Design Week aims to tell their stories, recognise their achievements and share their inspirational thinking.

The Hall of Fame has to date admitted 10 people and each year another two people will join and this runs alongside the annual awards. The Design Week Awards categories included branded campaigns, digital, editorial, exhibition, furniture, packaging, poster, print communications, Age of Design amongst many other design disciplines.

Amongst the rising stars finalists were Antonia Heslop, Jonathan Gomez, Felicity Goodenough, Lucy Toft and Alice Tosey. Grey London for Tate Britain rose above their peers to win best of show.

Posted: 22 March 2019

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