quinta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2008


Vancouver (Canada) - The winners of Graphex 2008, an Icograda endorsed event organised by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), are now online. Winners can be viewed on the Graphex 2008 website. The catalogue of the winners is also available and can be purchased through the GDC store.
The exhibit of winners began its tour across Canada with a showing in April at the HSBC Pendulum Gallery at Georgia and Hornby in Vancouver. The exhibit was also be shown in Vancouver at Roundhouse in Yaletown in May as part of the Salazar Student Awards (featuring keynote speaker Stefan Sagmeister) and mini design conference in conjunction with Kwantlen University College’s GDMA graduation activities.

sexta-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2008


Kharkov (Ukraine) - Icograda proudly endorses the VII International Triennial of the eco-poster, the "4th Block", organised by Professional member the Association of Graphic Designers in Ukraine.

The main goal of this triennial is to showcase the most significant achievements of the world's design community related to ecological subjects.The first "4th Block" poster exhibition took place in 1991, when Oleg Veklenko, a professor at the Kharkiv Institute of Industrial Arts (now the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts) and former army officer, worked with his colleagues to organise an exhibition devoted to the fifth anniversary of the Chernobyl explosion. The competition and exhibition of eco-poster, graphics and youth eco-projects has since occurred every three years. Exhibitions touch upon the most painful ecological problems, such as pollution, global warming, genetic engineering, etc. The 2006 edition brought over 4500 works from 54 different countries.

sexta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2008


Singapore - President S R Nathan presented Singapore's top design accolade to three outstanding designers and seven iconic designs at the President's Design Award ceremony held on 1 December 2008 at the LASALLE College of the Arts.
Singapore's most prestigious design award recognises the ability of Singapore designers to create outstanding and iconic designs that push the boundaries of design and enhance lives.Launched in 2005, the President's Design Award acknowledges Singapore designers' ability to develop innovative designs that have contributed to Singapore's economy, environment and culture. The Award is presented to designers and designs across all design disciplines."In these times of economic uncertainty, it has become even more imperative for businesses to leverage design to remain strong and competitive. I would like to congratulate the recipients of this year's Award. Their outstanding designs have enhanced Singapore's position as a design hub and deepen our design culture," said Dr Milton Tan, Director, DesignSingapore Council.

When design meets management

In this interview from the Hong Kong Designers Association's publication Xpress, Chloe Tang interviews design management consultant Edith Lee on the importance of good design management for the success of a design firm and for the promotion of design.
Two years ago I met Edith Lee by chance through work. What first impressed me was that Edith studied Design Management. I immediately felt interested and thought, "what is Design Management? Is it a left-brain and right-brain competition? Where can people study this discipline? Why pursue this study? How to use logical thinking to lead emotional creation? How is it helpful to designers? Will it hamper the creative process?" With the opportunity to cover this topic for Xpress, Edith answered all my questions. In Hong Kong, while our design industry is well-developed compared to other Asian countries, design management is still at a starting stage, still shaping itself.

Benchmark Award 2008

Inspiration. Innovation. Perspiration. It takes a lot to land a Design Week Benchmark Award and this year the field was particularly fierce.
Honouring the year’s best brand communicators, the winners were announced on 2nd December in categories that included every major product sector as well as an overall ‘Best in Show’.
Click here for our exclusive podcast where you will hear the winners talk to Lynda Relph-Knight, editor of Design Week and chair of the judges, and get an insight into what it takes to achieve award winning work. Pictures from the awards are now online where you can see the winners and their work.

segunda-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2008

Index 2008’

With 80 products from 19 countries, red dot will be present from December 3 to 7, 2008 at the exhibition ‘Design on stage – Index presents red dot winners’ at ‘Index 2008’, the world’s largest interior design trade fair in the Middle East and Asia. Over 30,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to attend the fair, and the “red dot” winners in the exhibition will be showcased over a four-day period. On December 6, the ‘red dot reception’ will take place at the trade fair. This networking event serves as a platform for interaction between exhibitors and international customers. At the ‘red dot reception’, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, head of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, initiator of the red dot design award and Senator of the Icsid will speak about the activities of red dot in the Arab world and its cooperation with dmg world media.

quinta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2008

International Design Center Nagoya hosts New Designers Workshop 2008

Nagoya (Japan) - From 1-6 December 2008, the New Designers Workshop 2008: Roots Finder - DESIGN DNA will be the first UNESCO's Creative Cities Network event in Nagoya since its designation as a City of Design.

Open to young designers and students from around the world, this workshop will study the role of design in the creative tourism industry.Organised by Icograda Associate member, International design center NAGOYA Inc. (IdcN), this year's workshop will include participants from other UNESCO Creative Cities, such as Kobe, Japan; Santa Fe, USA and Aswan, Egypt; as well as from a candidate city: Shenzhen, China.Students and young designers from around the world will work to gain a great understanding of cultural diversity and will approach indigenous design by working to visualise the charm of Nagoya. By integrating design and manufacturing skills, involving local industries, participants will learn to create brand value based on indigenous identities.

Feature: Fellow travellers

In his monthly column for Design Week: www.designweek.co.uk/Home/Default.aspx, Adrian Shaughnessy looks at the idea of communication design and illustration as being 'fellow travelers', a concept put forward by designer Steven Heller in his upcoming book with Seymour Chwast, "Illustration: A Visual History".

Steven Heller is one of graphic design's great evangelists. He is the author, or at least co-author, of more than 100 books (the number grows by five or six each year). He is especially evangelical about design history, and finds value in sophisticated German typography from the 1930s, as well as in primitive matchbox labels.

quarta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2008

Fórmula Secreta da Coca-Cola

A verdadeira fórmula da Coca Cola está escrita em um pequeno grão de arroz. Dificil é chegar até ele. É o que diz este comercial da argentina Santo, batizado 'Formula Secreta'.

sexta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2008

Galeria: Animals on posters

This poster design was created for the "Ddieren op affiches" exhibition, held at the Dutch Poster Museum in Hoorn (The Netherlands). Translating to "Animals on posters", this exhibition brought together about 125 posters from different styles, advertisers, eras and intentions that all had one thing in common: they feature an animal. The exhibition took place from June - October 2008.

BNO organises Open Minds India

Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - As part of a broader programme aimed at fostering business partnerships between Dutch and Indian design agencies, the Dutch Association of Designers (BNO) is hosting a visit by fifteen Indian design agencies and opinion leaders to the Netherlands, from 16-22 November 2008.

The group will be attending the Netherlands Indian Business Meet (NIBM) during the Amsterdam India Festival, and will be meeting Dutch designers, design agencies and the Dutch'designecology' in general.The Open Minds India programme follows a series of market explorations conducted by BNO in India in 2007 and 2008, which led to the conclusion that business partnerships between the two countries will create opportunities for both parties, such as better market access and outsourcing. In addition to collaboration and market expansion, Open Minds India also aims to promote the possible collaboration between design training institutes in India and the Netherlands.

sexta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2008

Galeria: Helvetica Now

This poster was made for an international poster contest organized for the 50th anniversary (1957-2007) of probably the most used typography in history, Helvetica.The concept behind the poster says it all: "Helvetica is not typography, it’s lettering!" Which indicates that Helvetica outgrown itself and become far more than just typography, just as the Swiss Army knife did. As with the Swiss Army knife, in typography, Helvetica can do anything.

Imagine IT! 2nd edition

Bologna (Italy) - On 28-29 November 2008, the Design Center in Bologna will present the second edition of Imagine iT, dedicated this year to the theme Design for All.

Imagine iT is a two-day international conference, presenting 20 speakers from nine different nations, organised by the Design Center Bologna and Typevents Italy, with the patronage of EIDD Design for All Europe.This year's second edition of the conference, dedicated to the theme Design for All, aims to define the phrase "Good design enables, bad design disables." This means that every human aspect in society should be included through the appropriate design, i.e. physical, cultural and psychological diversity.
Design for all, in fact, is design honouring human diversity, its inclusion in society and its equality. This innovative and holistic approach is an ethic challenge, as well as of creative and commercial importance for entrepreneurs, decision makers in private and public entities, and designers.

sexta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2008

Icograda Members participate in Asia Design Network Conference

Osaka (Japan) - From 26-27 November 2008, The Asia Design Network Conference (ADNC), an annual event to promote the utilisation of design and the improvement of design competency in Asia, will bring together design leaders from all sectors.

Among these are representatives from the Korean Institute of Design Promotion, International Design Centre NAGOYA Inc. and Taiwan Design Center, all Icograda Associate Members.This unique event has been co-sponsored by Icograda Associate Member, the Japan Design Foundation, as well as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and will be held at the Osaka International Convention Center.The ADNC is a place for active discussion among design organisations in Asia on the desing-related challenges and issues commonly experienced in the region. Participants are invited to exchange opinions on policies, actions and projects that have been sponsored or held by design organisations.

Business of Design Week Forum brings together design authorities

Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong) - Business of Design Week (BODW) 2008, Asia's leading and most important annual event on innovation, design and brand, will take place from 8-13 December 2008.
This year the organiser, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), an Icograda Associate member, partners with the Netherlands. A large group of renowned Dutch design masters, including Marcel Wanders, Marlies Dekkers, Rem Koolhaas and Winy Maas, will join forces with other legends from various design fields to "open minds" at BODW.During the BODW forum, an unparalleled panel of experts, leaders and legends in the field of design will come together to discuss the interplay between design and business. This international platform for entrepreneurs, designers and experts will bridge the gap between good business and good design.

Feature: On Designism

This October, the Art Directors Club (ADC) hosted the third edition of "Designism", an event exploring the role of creatives in social activism and responsibility to instigate change. Randy J. Hunt writes his review of the event's proceedings for Design 21 Social Design Network.

Designism 3.0 was the third installment of the annual event hosted by the Art Directors Club in New York City on 2 October 2008. The event series was conceived by Brian Collins, the brand-building mastermind formerly of Ogilvy BIG and now COLLINS, as a forum to highlight and address design for social action. It's worth noting that Collins was the architect behind the We Can Solve It brand for Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection.Last year's event caused a small tremor in the design community as Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff called into question the intentions and validity of many of the participating designers' claims. His perspective, at the same time brutal and refreshing, was that everyone uses design as a disruptive force (including advertisers), so the real way to be disruptive is to not design.

sexta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2008

Pentawards 2008

Brussels Oct 31st, 2008 - PENTAWARDS 2008 WINNERS
Pentawards 2008: the world’s most beautiful packaging.
The international jury for the Pentawards, the first worldwide competition devoted exclusively to Packaging Design, presided over by Gerard Caron, announce their 2008 list of winners.The Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage champagne bottle, signed by the Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf, presented to the competition and produced by Sleever International, wins the Diamond Pentaward for Best of the Show 2008.
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Early bird rates for Icograda Design Week in Qatar

Doha (Qatar) - Registration is now open for Mousharaka: Icograda Design Week in Qatar, taking place in Doha from 28 February - 8 March 2009. Register before 31 December and receive a discounted rate.
Hosted by the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCU Qatar), the Design week will consist of an Education Symposium and a Professional Conference, as well as Design Debate Doha and a selection of cultural events.Open to practitioners, scholars, and students across design disciplines, cultures and regions, the Design Week will raise awareness of the importance and promise of the theme 'Collaboration', and will create the bonds necessary to achieve the full potential of design in the Gulf region.

quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2008

International design leaders gather at Mexico Poster Biennial

Mexico City (Mexico) - The 10th International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico will bring together design leaders from around the world.
The event begins on 27 October 2008, when an exhibition of posters by finalists in the poster competition will open at Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City. Works by renowned designers from countries all over the world will be displayed.Following the opening, from 29 November - 1 November 2008, 37 international design leaders will come together in Xalapa, Veracruz, to lead a series of workshops and presentations, along with a number of exhibitions, book presentations, animated graphics screenings and cultural activities.

sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2008

Peugeot Design Contest 2008 Winner

10 Finalist in PEUGEOT Design Contest 2008

Now Colombia's Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar (folding RD Concept) has been choose as the winner, a 25-year-old designer from Colombia. You can see a life sized replica at the next year's Shanghai Auto Show."His 3-wheeled design is called the RD and like most of the other entries, it is small and made for driving on narrow roads. During periods of heavy traffic or when space is limited, it can fold upward and shorten the overall length by a substantial amount. "

Dutch Design Exhibition

The theme of the Dutch Design Exhibition this year is ‘Creative Diversity’. At the Dutch Design Exhibition you will see that, although the Dutch creative industry is diverse, it is strong in offering integral solutions. Interactive presentations in the field of sustainable architecture, visual communication, product design and art that will be held during the Dutch design Exhibition will emphasize this.

quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2008


The 2008 Chicago International Poster Biennial Jury Exhibition will take place at the landmark Mies Van der Rohe building, Crown Hall, on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology.This is a rare opportunity to meet 11 of the world's lauded poster designers, including Chicago's own John Massey, Shigeo Fukuda of Japan, Michel Bouvet of France, and many other stars of the contemporary international design scene.Opening Night with the Jury: Saturday, 7 June from 6-9 pmExhibition open to the public: 8-11 June, 10 am - 3 pmMeet your design heroes, see some of their most recent poster work, sip champagne, bid in our silent auction on one-of-a-kind design objects signed by the jurors, and help support this bold international design initiative for Chicago.Admission for members of CIPBA is free.

Boom SP Desing

O Boom SP Desing, Fórum Internacional de Design de São Paulo, tem sua primeira edição nos dias 23 e 24 de outubro. O objetivo é promover um debate sobre a influência do design nas novas formas de consumo, tecnologias e comportamento, além de seus impactos nos campos da arquitetura e na arte. O fórum conta com a participação de importantes palestrantes, como Karim Rashid, Ricardo Ohtake, Todd Bracher, Arne Quinze e Chico Bicalho.
Mais informações no site www.boomspdesign.com.br ou no email info@boomspdesign.com.br

quinta-feira, 9 de outubro de 2008

EIDD Design for All competition - exhibition opening

Bologna (Italy) - The final exhibition for the EIDD Design for All competition will run from 17 October - 17 November 2008. The competition aims to promote accessibility and social inclusion through design.

The opening party for the exhibition will take place on 16 October 2008 at the Accademia Albertina Belle Arti.The EIDD Design for All exhibition showcases the final entries selected by an international jury under the three categories: posters, institutional videos and guerrilla marketing. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as 20 selected works, in each of these three categories. A student prize and the Icograda Excellence Award will also be awarded.

World's design masters assemble at Business of Design Week 2008

Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong) - Icograda Associate Member, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), has announced an all-star line-up of speakers and programmes for Business of Design Week (BODW) 2008, Asia's leading design gathering on innovation, design and brand.

This year BODW has partnered with The Netherlands. Renowned Dutch design masters, including Marcel Wanders, Rem Koolhaas, Winy Maas, Irma Boom, Marlies Dekkers, Hella Jongerius, Mariette Hoitink and Renny Ramakers, will attend BODW between 8-13 December 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre."As partners of the Business of Design Week 2008 in Hong Kong, we will contribute to further strengthening the position of Chinese and Dutch creative sectors in the world by establishing new international connections. Moreover, we will accentuate China and the Netherlands as attractive places of business for companies, as modern, innovative and creative countries.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. This is how we look at it with Open Minds!" said Mr. Frank Heemskerk, Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade.

quinta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2008

Wolda '08 winners announced

Milan (Italy) - Wolda is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural 2008 edition: 192 logos selected from almost 1100 entries from 43 different countries worldwide.
Above: Overall winner "One Degree" logo (left) and Wolda Talent winner "Super Kraft" logo (right).
All of the winning entries for Wolda '08 are displayed online and will be published near the end of December in the 2008 annual.Wolda is the only award scheme in the world endorsed by more than 100 design associations and schools internationally. Its innovative international three-tier jury consists of 10 top designers, 10 marketing managers from major international clients and final 10 members of the public, selected respectively by Icograda, Aquent and Consumers International.

quinta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2008

9th Brazilian Biennial of Graphic Design

São Paulo (Brasil) - Organised by Icograda Professional member AGD Brasil, the 9th Brazilian Biennial of Graphic Design will assert the organisation's role as a major vehicle for public dissemination of contemporary thinking on national design.
The Biennial is an open space for reflection and development of design. This year's edition will search for expressions of contemporary trends and languages in Brazilian design.Deadline for entriesThe deadline for registration of entries has been extended until 27 September, 2008. Designers should submit original work, from which specially selected will chose the final pieces.The pre-selection results will be published on 10 October, 2008, and the final selection will be exhibited online on 10 November, 2008.
More: AGD Brasil website (in Portuguese).

sexta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2008

LOGO 2008: International Biennial Competition

The Slovak Design Center announced the First International Biennial Competition, LOGO 2008.The ambitious goal of LOGO 2008 is to introduce the best of the Slovak graphic design to the wide public, compare the level of Slovak creativity with the artists from neighbouring as well as more distant countries and meaningfully fill up the gap in industrial graphic presentation for a long period of time.
The Biennial Competition LOGO 2008 intends to join numerous exhibition activities in the field of utility graphics, which throughout the last decades were placed mainly in the premises of the present co-organisator of the Biennial Competition - The Central - Slovakian Gallery (formerly State Gallery) in the town of Banská Bystrica.LOGO 2008 is designed for professional graphic artists, designers, freelance artists, graphic studios, and advertising agencies as well as for university students with specialisation in Fine Arts, Graphic and Design.
Deadline for the Registration is October 15, 2008.

Dubai Lynx 2009: The Dubai International Advertising Festival

The 2nd Dubai International Advertising Festival, incorporating the Dubai Lynx awards, will take place 15-17 March 2009 at the newly built multi-purpose venue The Palladium, located in Dubai Media City.The 3-day Dubai International Advertising Festival - Dubai Lynx - the leading creative advertising event and awards for the Middle East and North Africa includes a seminar programme featuring top international speakers, a series of topical workshops, a young creative competition, exhibitions and screenings of all the entries and culminates in the Dubai Lynx awards ceremony."The first Festival saw some of the best creative advertising people in the world speak.The second Dubai International Advertising Festival will be just as powerful, bringing to the region insightful world leaders from which to learn and be inspired," said Dubai Lynx Festival Director, Steve Lane.

DINZ National Design Conference on Sustainability and Imminent Change

The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) is preparing for two upcoming events, the DINZ National Design Conference on Sustainability and Imminent Change and the The BeST Design Awards ceremony.National Design ConferenceThis year's DINZ National Design Conference is titled Sustainability and Imminent Change. Not only will the conference include outstanding design practitioners, but also experts in marketing who can offer vital insights into the decision making of clients and consumers.

A Better World by Design

What are designers doing to address critical issues facing today's world?How are engineers developing new technologies to improve life on earth?Where are entrepreneurs finding surprising opportunities in this mess?A Better World by Design will attempt to address these questions by demonstrating what professionals and academics are doing to promote sustainable development and change the world for the better.Over three days, you will hear from dozens of industry leaders about novel approaches and solutions to extreme poverty, access to basic resources, and environmental degradation.Workshops will put theory to practice in the spirit of engineering.

quinta-feira, 18 de setembro de 2008

Seoul Design Olympiad 2008

Seoul (China) - Pre-registration for the Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 has been extended until 25 September, 2008.
From 9-12 October, this Icograda endorsed event will bring together world class design experts and young design talents from various design sectors around the world. Organised by Seoul Metropolitan Government to enhance and promote Seoul as the center of world design, the Seoul Design Olympiad is line with Seoul's designation as the World Design Capital in 2010.
In order to receive the pre-registration discounted rate, registration must be done on the Seoul Design Olympiad website before 25 September. On-site registration at the regular rate will take place from 9-12 October at the registration desk.

Galeria:Stop War

This poster was submitted and selected as one of the winners of the Good 50x70 2008 competition in the "Child Mortality" category. The poster is an anti-war statement, demonstrating the "scene we will face if wars go on an on in the world". The text states "STOP WAR! Even watching this unreal scene is disgusting!"

sexta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2008

Design Conclave 2008

Mumbai (India) - From 25-26 September 2008, Design Conclave 2008 will take place in Mumbai, India. The Design Conclave 2008 is a two day conference, which will create a platform to connect, engage and involve people who provide design, people who commission design and people who use design.
Organised by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), this is the first industry-led initiative since the creation of a new design policy in India. The Conclave will create an opportunity for stakeholders from all design and business sectors to engage in a dialogue with competent authorities and decision makers to move further in creating and implementing sustained and integrated plan for design and innovation.The Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT Bombay is the Principal Supporting Partner for the event. IDC is a member of the Icograda Education Network (IEN) and organised Icograda's Design Week in India held in February 2007. Prof. Ravi Poovaih, senior faculty member at IDC, is one of the featured speakeres.

segunda-feira, 8 de setembro de 2008

Anima 2009

The Brussels International Animation FestivalAnima, the international animation festival, will take place from the 20th to the 28th February 2009 at Flagey, Brussels in Belgium.This Anima 2009 Festival will be looking at the links between animation and the comic strip.The 100 films in the international competition (short and long films, commercials and music videos), retrospectives, expositions, lessons in cinema, workshops for children, professional days with "Futuranima", numerous special guests and the opening and closing nights make this an international event that ought not to be missed.


Em Setembro o Rio de Janeiro vai celebrar o design nacional com um evento especial, o Rio + Design.
Com o apoio e a coordenação da Secretaria de Estado de Desenvolvimento Econômico, Energia, Indústria e Serviços SEDEIS e do Grupo Consultivo de Design, designers, escritórios, universidades, instituições, empresas, lojas e restaurantes vão movimentar a cidade, mostrando o valor e a criatividade do design brasileiro.
O Rio + Design acontece simultaneamente ao Brazil Design Week – uma grande exposição de escritórios e produtos de design que será realizada no MAM entre 9 e 14 de Setembro e que trará para a cidade importantes empresários e palestrantes nacionais e internacionais.
Todo o potencial confirma que da mesma forma que a música, o cinema, a moda e a arquitetura, também o design produzido no Rio tem hoje padrão e reconhecimento internacional.
Programação completa: www.riomaisdesign.com.br

Hot Rods and Hairy Beasts

Hot Rods, Hula Girls, Hairy Beasts, Himalayan Head Hunters and the Holy Bible are just some of the subjects under discussion by illustrators Linzie Hunter, Rod Hunt, Nishant Choksi and Allan Sanders. No subject is too small for this group of seasoned professional illustrators and adventurers. With clients spanning the world of advertising, publishing, design and editorial this band of battle scarred buccaneers are prepared for the eventuality of just about anything. Their motto is simple : to illustrate the obscure... and beyond!

quinta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2008

Moscow Golden Bee 8 Biennale

Moscow (Russia) - On 1 September, 2008, Moscow saw the opening of the Golden Bee 8, the International Biennale of Graphic Design.
This event invites both professionals and the general public to discover the best works of graphic designers from all over the world.At the core of the Moscow biennale is the poster, a special genre in graphic design.
Posters show the very essence the profession's culture, demonstrating creative concepts and modern plastic tendencies. After looking through about three thousand posters, the Pre-selection Committee, representing designers from 43 countries, chose over 700 works for the final Golden Bee 8 exhibition.
With the exception of Russia, Iran and Poland represent the largest number of posters, outnumbering the usual favorites, Japan and China.Two additional anniversary nominations are represented at Golden bee 8. The nominations are "Futurism 100" and "New Cyrillics 300".
Nomination "Futurism 100" is devoted to centenary of the artistic movement which gave an impulse to avant-garde of the 20th century. Nomination "Futurism 100" is the first input of graphic design into this process. The pre-selection committee has chosen about 100 projects of various genres of graphic design for the final competition.The second additional nomination, "New Cyrillics 300", is dedicated to 300 anniversary of the renewed Cyrillic alphabet.
It is represented by nearly 200 projects that give a comprehensive overview of modern artistic search in the realm of typeface design.As part of the event this year, the exceptional jury members will give public lectures and presentations, which are especially important for students and young designers. The event will run until 12 September 2008.
For more information, please contact:Russian State Library Centre of Public Relations Vozdvizhenka 3/5MoscowRussia 119019 E: serov@dubki.ruW: www.goldenbee.org

quarta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2008

Environmental Defense Fund

A Ogilvy Nova Iorque criou para o Environmental Defense Fund comercial que usa o trabalho do artista Joshua Allen Harris, esculturas infláveis que ganham forma com o vento das galerias do metrô de Nova Iorque.

No filme: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhZlxRe7lxQ , o urso polar e o filhote inflam e murcham, como se estivessem morrendo. Encerra com um apelo para que as pessoas usem mais as bicicletas e menos os carros. Remete ao site www.fightglobalwarming.com . É um alerta de que o aquecimento global coloca em risco a existência dos ursos polares.

Fonte: www.bluebus.com.br

terça-feira, 26 de agosto de 2008

Naturellement Pulpeuse / Orangina

Uma história de amor entre uma gazela e um urso, animais com formas femininas usando biquinis e fazendo a dança do poste, garrafas de refrigerante explodindo entre as pernas de zebras em forma de mulher - tudo isso está no roteiro de um comercial da bebida Orangina.

O filme 'Naturally Juicy' (Naturellement Pulpeuse) é francês, criação da FFL Paris: www.fflparis.fr , e estreou no inicio do mês na Inglaterra. Desde então, soma 147 reclamações junto a Advertising Standards Agency. Grupos ativistas pelos direitos da criança avaliam que o comercial é inadequado por mostrar um contexto sexualizado e altamente provocativo, considerando-se que a bebida é dirigida a crianças e jovens. A ASA ainda não decidiu se vai abrir uma investigação.

Filme: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck14LKBI9GM
Fonte: www.bluebus.com.br

quinta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2008


This poster was designed for the "One Globe One Flag" International Poster Exhibition in Jakarta, 2007.

The aim of 'One Globe One Flag' International Poster Exhibition is to raise the level of awareness in the importance of togetherness in overcoming multi-dimensional problems in the world.The globe and flag are physical attributes in universal symbolism that posses implicit meaning.
'One Globe One Flag' is a concept that respects international social, cultural and geographical diversity in order to give birth to a series of interpretations that imply enthusiasm, aspirations and awareness in order to create a better world-together.
Born 1981 in Tehran, Hossein has been a graphic designer since 1999. After receiving his Diploma in Graphic Design in 2001, he joined the IGDS. Hossein has been worked with the Azadegan Advertising Center, the Iran International Exhibition Co (2001-2003), the Kadre Sabz Graphic Atelier (2004), the Modabberan Advertising Co. and the Tarh Negar Advertising Co.

terça-feira, 12 de agosto de 2008

25 Profissionais Brasileiros no Exterior

A comparação é inevitável e a tentação de fazê-la é irresistível. Então, vamos ceder a ela. Eles jogam um bolão. São nossos craques no exterior. Reconhecidos por seu talento em driblar a adversidade de quem joga o tempo todo fora do próprio campo, são profissionais da firula e da criatividade. Eles são o escrete da propaganda verde-amarela. Uma seleção que só joga no ataque, por que lá fora é preciso ser melhor em dobro para ocupar os espaços do mercado e ir atrás de resultados positivos para as agências e anunciantes que compraram seus passes.

Os criativos da propaganda brasileira que atuam no exterior são um exemplo de garra e perseverança que entusiasmaria qualquer Dunga. Se assim não fosse, já estariam repatriados.
Como destaca Darlan Moraes Junior, diretor de criação da Domino/BBDO na Letônia (ver o box com as dicas do Darlan para enfrentar a barra no exterior na pág. 136), “o estrangeiro aqui é alguém que está tirando o emprego de uma outra pessoa, nascida no país. Eles estão de olho em você. Dobrado. Trabalhe duro, mostre serviço. Você precisa valer a pena”.
Ou, como coloca Andreas Toscano, também com experiência no leste europeu (ex-redator da Euro RSCG de Kiev, na Ucrânia, hoje trabalhando na Lowe Adventa, em Moscou), “o primeiro grande desafio a ser vencido é deixar de ser visto como um intruso pelo seu próprio time na agência”.

Há profissionais brasileiros que, como alguns no futebol, nunca pisaram em gramados na terra-mãe. Como conta Rodrigo Butori, hoje diretor de criação associado da TBWA\Chiat\Day de Los Angeles, “conheço mais e mais brasileiros talentosíssimos aqui fora que nunca pisaram em uma agência brasileira. Profissionais que saíram de grandes escolas (VCU, SVA, Portfolio Center, Art Center, etc.) e foram direto para Mother, Wieden, Ground Zero, etc. Aqui e ali escuto o nome de alguém que está arrebentando aqui fora e ninguém nunca ouviu falar do fulano no Brasil”.

Polar Opposites: Mediating the Space Between Positions in Design

The Industrial Designers Society of America's (IDSA) 2008 National Conference "Polar Opposites: Mediating the Space Between Positions in Design" will be held September 10 - 13 at the Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix.
The conference promises to be a truly newsworthy event, focusing on the many polar issues critical to all designers as they attempt to design with a goal of effectively changing existing situations into preferred ones, such as mass consumption versus minimizing footprint, quarterly profits driven by investor demands versus evolving needs of consumers, design thinking versus design as execution of products and services, women: the most powerful consumers in the world, but under-represented in the design field, designing to meet the challenges of the Boomer market when we've been designing for consumers aged 15-35, and designing with Asia and for Asia.
Featured speakers will be as fascinating and diverse as Marti Barletta, author of the book Marketing to Women and co-author of Trends with Tom Peters, and Richard Earl, keeper of the historical heritage of his grandfather, Harley J. Earl, who assembled and completed the first automotive design department at General Motors.Emily Pilloton, founder of Project H Design, will share how her global nonprofit organization supports, inspires, and delivers humanitarian and life-improving product design solutions and Wade Lukianow, VP of Plexus' Boulder Design Center will discuss his team's role in Plexus' implementation of Concept Convergence philosophies, improving customer experience and product outcomes.

quinta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2008


9 a 14 de setembro de 2008Museu de Arte Moderna - Rio de Janeiro, RJ1º EVENTO DE DESIGN FOCADO EM NEGÓCIOS NO BRASILUma nova relação entre o setor de Design e as empresas.Um marco para o segmento do Design e no Brasil.O momento certo para empresas brasileiras saltarem.

Investir em design é criar novas oportunidades.O design é uma ferramenta capaz de aumentar a produtividade de uma empresa, o desempenho dos produtos e o valor da ligação emocional com os clientes, além de contribuir para uma compreensão global do consumidor.

Pensando nisso, surgiu o BRAZIL DESIGN WEEK, uma iniciativa inédita que vai expor toda a capacidade de inovação do design brasileiro, para inseri-lo definitivamente como agente de transformação da nossa indústria.
Programação completa: www.brazildesignweek.com.br/


The ReBrand 100 Global Awards, an Icograda endorsed award scheme, announces its call for entries. Juried by an esteemed panel of international business leaders, ReBrand 100 is one of the the highest recognitions for brand rebuilding and redesign in the business arena.

Any rebrand launched anywhere in the world between January 2006 and September 2008 is eligible. Entries may be submitted by anyone including in-house corporate professionals, branding consultancies, business strategists, design firms, architects, advertising agencies, non-profit organisations and government agencies. A single organisation can enter multiple brands. The project may be a component brand (for products, services, environments or similarly discrete projects) or an enterprise rebrand (an entire company, institution, or organisation-wide projects).


DesignThinkers, the annual conference of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario), attracts over 1,000 participants and a full line-up of fascinating speakers. It is Canada's largest, most important graphic design event. DesignThinkers is an occasion to listen, learn and interact with peers from across the country.Now entering its 9th year, DesignThinkers is a journey into the creative process and a celebration of strategic design thinking.
DesignThinkers 2008 will take place at various venues across Toronto with the two main days taking place on 28-29 October at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).

quinta-feira, 31 de julho de 2008

EIDD Design for All Europe

Bologna (Italy) - EIDD Design for All Europe, an Icograda endorsed awards scheme, has extended its deadline for entries to 22 September 2008.

With an easier submission process, offices, studios, agencies, freelances and students working in the sectors of graphic design and visual communications in general (including street artists, advertisers etc.) are eligible to take part.EIDD invites submissions of posters, institutional videos and guerrilla marketing tools dedicated to capturing the differing perception of its work in the field of Design for All, i.e. design for social inclusion, all over the world and applying it for promotional purposes.
The award scheme comprises three categories. Each participant may enter for all three categories, but only one entry per category is allowed. The possibility of a form of co-ordination between entries presented for the three categories is not a necessary criterion.

Torino World Design Capital 2008

From 14-17 October 2008, students and young professionals from all over the world are invited to take part in the workshops, led by Daniel Eatock (UK), Lust (The Netherlands), Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe) and Sophie Thomas (UK).
The workshops will introduce participants to the themes of contemporary typography, non-conventional communication, and how communication design can save our world.All of the workshops will take place in English, but tutors will support participants, helping them to communicate with each other and with the workshop leaders.