FROM CREATIVITY: The Directors Issue

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ON THE COVER: Top 25 Directors
Directors Noam Murro, Lance Acord, Rocky Morton, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and a gorilla claiming to represent Traktor grace the cover of the June issue of Creativity, in which we present our annual roundup of the top 25 directors in advertising. AdCritic subscribers can view this year's list online, but you'll have to pick up the issue to read 11 lessons from the commercials-directing life of Errol Morris, a conversation between Noam Murro and Lance Acord, an essay in which Baker Smith discusses his major influences -- Charlie Chaplin, Cliff Freeman and his mom -- and an interview with Michel Gondry. And if you like the cover, be sure to turn to the Vanity Fair-shaming spread on page 40.

ALSO IN THE ISSUE: Saatchi & Saachi's Bob Isherwood looks back on 14 years of the New Directors' Showcase; FCB/New York's Chris Becker and Wieden + Kennedy's Ty Montague rate new spots for Peugeot, the NBA, Sprint and Cotton; legendary graphic designer David Carson talks TV; and a quartet of ad execs predict what will happen in Cannes. Plus: a showcase of the best new work in the alcoholic beverage category, a look at this year's AICE award winners, a peek behind the scenes at four broadcast design labs, and updates from JSM Music and Motion Theory. And, as always, we round up the latest and greatest advertising and design work from across the country and the world. Also, starting this month, it's never been easier for Creativity and AdCritic subscribers to view work they read about in the magazine online. Just visit our monthly Creativity gallery, where we've grouped spots and other video clips to correspond with the sections of the magazine. To subscribe to Creativity and AdCritic.com for one price, click here for a special offer.

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