This year has been one of highlights for Projet Noir, with the brightest of the bunch being the presentation of the OpenArtAward 2016 – International Advertising Award, held on Saturday October 15th, 2016 at the Palazzo delle Arti, Naples, Italy. Projet Noir was amongst the nominees for the special event, in a competition open to European creative and advertising agencies which work in the communications and marketing sector.
Created, curated, and organised by Openart Napoli, the OpenArt Award is the only Award in Italy to have an institutional value by being granted the Medaglia del Presidente della Republica (2014), and operates under the Patronage of the Italian representation of the European Commission, Council of Ministers, Ministry for Economic Development, the City of Naples and the Campania Region.
This year’s participation in the Award consisted of over 403 brands, 91 agencies, and 625 submitted works. Projet Noir were nominated in two categories; the best video advertising category (Elmo Insurance – Unbelievable) and the category for the creation of best logo (symbol & trademark) (Renergy Ltd.). Jean Karl Izzo, Founder & Creative Director of Projet Noir, was proud to bring home both awards.
During the ceremony, a special ‘lifetime contribution’ prize for his work in the design and advertising world was given to Maestro Giovanni Brunazzi, whose iconic works, such as the Italia ’90 World Cup logo, FIAT advertising campaigns, the Piaggio and Crai visual identities amongst many others, need no introductions.
These awards are the perfect reward for the great teamwork at Projet Noir – today the team at Projet Noir celebrates this achievement and will get back to work with even greater motivation to keep on producing top-quality work.