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.
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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.