Our History

The history of the Creative Hall of Fame is a storied one, uniting the Copywriters Club Hall of Fame of the 1960s, the four-decade legacy of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame that began in the 1970s, and the 1984 rebirth of the Copywriters Club Hall of Fame as The One Club Hall of Fame.


Through the rich histories of the Copywriters Club and Art Directors Club, the Creative Hall of Fame has become a shining collective that has venerated the distinguished careers of more than 225 men and women in advertising, design, branding, illustration, photography, and typography. The Hall also salutes those who have made outstanding contributions towards education in these creative fields.


Some Hall of Fame laureates are recognized far beyond our industry circles, while others occupy a special niche in which they are revered but are otherwise waiting to be discovered by new generations. Regardless of their individual renown, every laureate is worthy of their place in the Hall and thus deserves lasting attention and respect.


The One Club for Creativity recognizes that our industry has slowly become more inclusive over the decades, and that we have an obligation to highlight the careers of those who shined brightly in spite of our industry’s social shortcomings. The Creative Hall of Fame endeavors to remedy this by being more mindful of future inductions, both contemporary and historical.


Learn more about all of the creatives who have entered the Hall of Fame and then join us on September 5th, 2024 as we induct ten more creative icons.