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Why Not Associates & Gordon Young's Blackpool Comedy Carpet wins Grand Prix: Drum Design Awards 2013 winners announced

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

April 25, 2013 | 6 min read

Why Not Associates has taken home the Grand Prix at the inaugural Drum Design Awards for ‘The Comedy Carpet’ it designed for Blackpool Council alongside designer Gordon Young.

The awards, which bring design centre-stage as far as the marketing and communications industry is concerned, also saw tbp! win the Chairman’s Award for its Mackinlays Shackleton Whisky Packaging for Whyte & Mackay.

Other winners, announced at the Emirates Arena in London, included Turner Duckworth in Identity Design with its work for Levi Strauss & Co., while Face Media was successful in the Print Design category for its ‘Too many Chiefs Only One Indian’ work for Restaurant Sat Bains.

Manchester-agency LOVE was victorious in the Copywriting for Design, Experiential Design and Interactive Design categories with its Johnnie Walker Directors Blend, Johnnie Walker Beijing House and Umbro, and Doodlr work respectively.

Judges for this year’s awards included former Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight, Design Council CEO John Mathers, interactive media consultant Malcolm Garrett, Adrian Burton of Lambie Nairn, Poke founder Nicolas Roope and StartJudgeGill managing director Jen McAleer.

The awards were sponsored by; Denmaur and Streamtime.

The full list of winners can be viewed below:

Grand Prix

Company: Why Not Associates

Client: Blackpool Council

Title: The Comedy Carpet (A work of art by Gordon Young designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates)

Chairman’s Award

Company: tbp!

Client: Whyte & Mackay

Title: Mackinlays Shackleton Whisky Packaging

Identity Design

AWARD

Company: Turner Duckworth: London & San Francisco

Client: Levi Strauss & Co.

Title: Levi's Visual Identity System

COMMENDATION

Company: Blood Creative Limited

Client: Forth Ports

Title: London Container Terminal Identity

COMMENDATION

Company: The Partners

Client: Soho's Secret Tea Room

Title: Soho's Secret Tea Room

Print Design

Sponsored by Denmaur

AWARD

Company: Face Media

Client: Restaurant Sat Bains

Title: Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian

COMMENDATION

Company: B&W

Client: West Yorkshire Police

Title: Legal Highs

COMMENDATION

Company: Music

Client: Music

Title: Perpetual Record Sleeve Calendar

COMMENDATION

Company: Silk Pearce

Client: Favini

Title: Softy - Print

Packaging

AWARD

Company: Buddy Creative Ltd.

Client: Cornish Orchards

Title: Cornish Orchards Cider Box

AWARD

Company: Buddy Creative Ltd.

Client: Kimberly Clark

Title: Kleenex Collection ABC Cube

COMMENDATION

Company: tbp!

Client: Whyte & Mackay

Title: Mackinlays Shackleton Whisky Packaging

COMMENDATION

Company: Stand

Client: Morrison Bowmore Distillers

Title: Auchentoshan Travel Retail Range

Poster

AWARD

Company: Turner Duckworth: London & San Francisco

Client: Dripp

Title: Dripp Coffee Shop

COMMENDATION

Company: NB Studio

Client: The Typographic Circle

Title: 5 Big Names In Type

COMMENDATION

Company: Origin Creative

Client: BBC

Title: Your Paintings

Self-Promotion

Sponsored by Denmaur

AWARD

Company: Fitch

Title: Scribbles

AWARD

Company: Taxi Studio Ltd

Title: Clifton Troll Bridge

COMMENDATION

Company: Clarks

Title: Clarks Christmas Card

COMMENDATION

Company: SapientNitro

Title: SapientNitro Social Media Engineered Christmas Bauble of Friendship

COMMENDATION

Company: Tayburn

Title: Lynne Forsyth Mailer

COMMENDATION

Company: Turner Duckworth: London & San Francisco

Title: Turner Duckworth Christmas Card 2012

Editorial Design

AWARD

Company: The Church of London Publishing and Human After All

Client: Google

Title: Think Quarterly

AWARD

Company: Music

Client: Unified Theory Of Everything

Title: The Democratic Lecture

Digital Design

AWARD

Company: Squint Opera

Client: V&A / Casson Mann

Title: V&A Hollywood Costumes

COMMENDATION

Company: Fitch

Client: Aurasma

Interactive Design

AWARD

Company: LOVE

Title: Doodlr

AWARD

Company: twentysix

Client: twentysix with Movember

Title: Gallery of Mo

COMMENDATION

Company: POWSTER

Client: Warner Music UK

Title: Paper Crows - Build EP Interactive Player

COMMENDATION

Company: R/GA London

Client: Getty Images

Title: The Watermark Project

App Design

Sponsored by Streamtime

AWARD

Company: R/GA London

Client: o2

Title: Priority Sports

COMMENDATION

Company: Wink Nudge

Client: Future Publishing Group

Title: Ride ID

COMMENDATION

Company: hedgehog lab

Client: Jamie Oliver

Title: Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals

Retail Interiors

AWARD

Company: Fitch

Client: Barnardo’s

Title: Pro Bono 2012

Exhibition Design

COMMENDATION

Company: Studio MB

Client: National Museums Scotland

Title: Fascinating Mummies: Life Everlasting

Experiential Design

AWARD

Company: LOVE

Client: Diageo

Title: Johnnie Walker, Beijing House

AWARD

Company: LOVE

Client: Umbro

Title: St. George's Park, Tailored by Umbro

Art Direction

AWARD

Company: The Church of London Publishing and Human After All

Client: Little White Lies

Title: Cover Series 2012

Typography

AWARD

Company: Why Not Associates

Client: Blackpool Council

Title: The Comedy Carpet (A work of art by Gordon Young designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates)

Photography

COMMENDATION

Company: Silk Pearce

Client: Favini

Title: Softy - Print

Illustration

Sponsored by Denmaur

AWARD

Company: SapientNitro

Client: SapientNitro

Title: Twelve Days of Christmas

COMMENDATION

Company: Smith & Milton

Client: Percy & Reed

Title: 'Success In A Saturated Market'

Copywriting for Design

AWARD

Company: LOVE.

Client: Diageo

Title: Johnnie Walker, Directors Blend

AWARD

Company: Why Not Associates

Client: Blackpool Council

Title: The Comedy Carpet (A work of art by Gordon Young designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates)

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