Burton Kramer FGDC Honoured by ADCC for Lifetime Achievement

The Advertising & Design Club of Canada awards the The Les Usherwood Award for lifetime achievement to GDC Fellow Burton Kramer.

Burton Kramer FGDC (who was awarded GDC Fellowship in 1975 for his work on such indellible icons as the 1974 CBC identity, Clairtone Sound Corp identity and the Science North identity to name a few) was presented with the ADCC award for lifetime acheivement at Koerner Hall, in Toronto on November 19th 2015.

From the ADCC:

Each year, the ADCC, on behalf of a jury of independent professionals, presents a lifetime achievement award to someone who has made a major contribution to the Canadian creative community. This award is named for a man who was a friend and model to many: Les Usherwood.

Les studied in Kent, England and started his career there as a hand lettering artist. He came to Toronto in 1957 and was employed by top Canadian firms until he and David Thomason started Typsettra Ltd. in 1968. Over the course of his career, Les created 211 new fonts including Denby and, of special celebrity, Caxton.

For more information about the ADCC Les Usherwood Award click here.