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.