The Art Director’s Club of New York was founded in 1920, and has “a long history of serving as a barometer for the constant changes and developments in visual media and communications.” They mentor a special society of Young Guns, graduates of a program designed to recognize and hone the talent of young creatives, and sometimes they aim the Young Guns over to Ace Hotel New York so they can paint things in rooms and do rad projects with us. Among them, Tim Goodman, Damien Correll and The Little Friends of Printmaking, as well as others. Most recently, artist duo Dora and Maja held a pillow fight in room 1209 and painted vestiges of the flying feathers on the wall — they’re releasing a book about it in the next few weeks, but you’ll hear more about that later.
On October 7, the ADC honors this year’s Young Guns graduates at their gallery at 106 West 29th Street, about two blocks away from our front door. The party will feature whiskey and cocktails from Tuthilltown Spirits, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, food from Grandaisy Bakery, music by Pretty Girls & Lasers, and LIVE CARPENTRY. And a color photobooth will be on hand. They’ll also unveil the ADC Young Guns 8 Cube, designed by Justin Gignac (Young Guns 5 graduate) and produced by Michael Whitney (Young Guns 2 graduate) exclusively for this year’s class, and selected work from the winners will be shown in the gallery through October 22. Get tickets here. And cross your fingers that you’ll get one of these amazing rooms next time you stay with us — or you can just ask.
Images from top to bottom: The Pillow Fight Room by Dora and Maja in room 1209, Tim Goodman in room 901, room 319 by Damien Correll, and The Little Friends of Printmaking in room 607, all at Ace Hotel New York.