Four proud winners of the prestigious D&AD Awards, the prizes for the finest creative work in the world: MACGUFFIN, THE GENTLEWOMAN, KINFOLK and ELEPHANT MAGAZINE. D&AD celebrates and nurtures outstanding work in the design and advertising industry each year with its international creative awards and a D&AD Pencil is recognised the world over as a shining symbol of the very highest creative achievement. Winning a Pencil remains the pinnacle of many careers and the work it celebrates inspires others to study, debate, copy and reference its excellence as the industry’s finest and most historic treasures.


Kinfolk Magazine Issue 23. Award: Wood Pencil  2017 in the category Magazine & Newspaper Design, Consumer Magazines. Design: Agency Alex Hunting Studio.

Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine that explores ways for readers to simplify their life, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family. Founded in 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark – is now an independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals and also produces international editions in Japan, China, Korea and Russia. Published quarterly, Kinfolk maintains a vibrant contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town and hosts hundreds of global events that bring the community together.

A Graphite Pencil 2017 in the category Magazine & Newspaper Design, Independent Magazines for MacGuffin, the unusual design & crafts magazine about the life of ordinary, often anonymously designed things. Each biannual edition takes an object and explores the manifold stories it generates. Like the MacGuffins in Hitchcock films, these things are not the main characters, but the plot devices that set the story in motion.

The Gentlewoman featuring Sofia Coppola on the cover       The Gentlewoman 15-9


The Gentlewoman wins a Graphite Pencil 2017 for Magazine Design, in the category Independent Magazines and a Wood Pencil for Magazine Front Covers. Under the Anglo-Dutch guidance of Jop van Bennekom (NL)and Veronica Ditting (UK).

Elephant Magazine D & AD Pencil Winner

And a Wood Pencil 2017 in the category Magazine & Newspaper Design, Independent Magazines, for design agency Atlas and client Elephant Publishing Ltd. Direct, sincere and multi-disciplinary art magazine that looks for its ethos in the time before the ‘art world’ and the ‘creative industries’ took over, a time when artists didn’t value their work according to the auction prices, but by the reaction of their peers to their ideas.

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