Life Achievement Special Pentaward for Gérard Caron

Gérard Caron, a very special Pentaward for his entire career.


Co-founder of Carré Noir, the first French design & marketing agency, Gérard Caron also contributed to the development of French design marketing in Japan and around the world.

He has written several books on the design trade and created a website dedicated to design ( He also regularly gives lectures within this industry sector.  He has been the chairman of the Pentawards jury for the last 10 years.

For this reason, and to recognise their mentor and friend on this special 10th anniversary of the Pentawards, Jean Jacques and Brigitte Evrard wanted to give Gérard Caron a special Pentawards for the whole of his career and for all that this remarkable man has brought to design in general and to packaging design in particular.