sexta-feira, 29 de maio de 2009

Project Gallery: Cancer, Hope and Life

The theme of cancer is so extensive and in many ways related to death.For this reason, the contributed visual communication focuses on the theme from the perspective of hope and life. It is important to not be afraid of this terrible disease because, with prevention and appropriate treatment, the terrible illness can be overcome.The international exhibition will be opening in June 2009 in Lima, Perú, and will include a selection of 77 posters from the 200 submissions received.
Posters have been contributed from such countries as Iran, Lebanon, South Africa, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Perú.San Ignacio de Loyola University, conscious of their social role, has created a network with professionals and students from different cultures with the aim of working together to give hope and life to those who are fighting each day against this disease. This exhibition can be showcased in any location under request.

quinta-feira, 21 de maio de 2009

2009 Chaumont winners

Chaumont (France) - The first, second, third award winners and the recipient of the Icograda Excellence Award have been announced for the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont, an Icograda endorsed event.The International Poster Competition is an integral part of the resounding success of the Chaumont Festival. A selection of posters were exhibited and a jury of five internationally renowned graphic designers, representing four continents, awarded three prizes and an Icograda "Excellence Award".

quinta-feira, 14 de maio de 2009

Icograda World Design Congress 2009

Icograda World Design Congress 2009 will take place in Beijing, China, from 24-30 October 2009. The Congress theme, Xin-信, literally signifying human speaking and hence a message or letter in Chinese, represents a primitive means of communication.
About the identityIn developing the visual identity, Congress organisers at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) decided to use a visual identity system, rather than a single mark. Inspired by the theme, the images of six envelopes form the basis of the system. These represent the different standard envelope sizes used in China.
When combined, they will form all 26 Chinese characters.Today XIN has come to encompass more dimensions than ever before:
Xin-xi (Information) - human communication
Xin-nian (Vision) - designing a better world
Xin-ren (Trust) - understanding and collaboration
Xin-yong (Creditability) - reliability and responsibility
Xin-xin (Faith) - believing in hopeThrough the theme of XIN-信, Icograda World Design Congress 2009 Beijing seeks to explore the contemporary issues and challenges facing communication design.

terça-feira, 12 de maio de 2009

Soft Is The New Cool

Soft Is The New Cool: Emerging Hungarian DesignExhibition in collaboration with WAMP BudapestHungarian Cultural Center New York May 16 — 19, 2009
Join us for the Opening Party presented by Extremely Hungary and I.D. Magazine
With DJ ZeljkoSaturday, May 16, 7 — 10 pm
Soft to the touch. Soft to the eye.Soft to the mind.
This season, Hungarian designers put their accent on New York Design Week. Experience the sensual approach of 17 emerging Hungarian designers and collectives as they showcase their newest products in animation, jewelry, fashion, textile, interior, and product design. All the objects in the exhibition are inspired by softness?of touch, shape, or concept. Select items will be for sale! Curated by WAMP Budapest ( and Corinne Erni. The show is part of Extremely Hungary, a yearlong festival celebrating Hungarian arts and culture in New York and Washington , DC .

Participants: Bence Ádám Kiss, Artista, Camou-Beatrix Fehér, Geppetto, Noémi Gera, Szilvia Haber, Andrea Hegedus, Szilvia Kauker, Kitchen Budapest, Regina Kaintz, Crixdesign-Kriszta Mátrai, Richárd Menyhért, Aquanauta-Bernadett Pallai, Szofita, Zoltán Tóth, Judit Turcsányi, Réka Vágó.
Hours: Sat, May 16, 12 pm — 6 pm Sun, May 17, 12 pm — 6 pm Mon, May 18, 10 am — 6 pm Tue, May 19, 10 am — 6 pm
Location: Hungarian Cultural Center 447 Broadway, 5th Floor (between Howard and Grand Streets) New York , NY 10013 T 212-750-4450 N/Q/R/W/6/J/M/1/A/C/E to Canal Street
RSVP to by Wednesday, May 13.

ADC CUBE: an Exclusive Group for All Past ADC Cube Winners

For 88 years a prestigious symbol of excellence in visual communications, the coveted ADC Cube award now also carries with it an added benefit: honorary membership in CUBE, an exclusive group just launched by the Art Directors Club for all past and present ADC Cube winners.Any winner since the ADC Annual Awards competition's beginnings in 1921 who ever received a personalized ADC Cube is automatically qualified to be a member of CUBE and receive a range of exclusive benefits.These include a complimentary 12-month membership upon activation, free admission to core ADC events, exhibition of their portfolios, discounts on ADC publications, events, job board listings and partner subscriptions, passport access to archives, and work visa/visa letters.
ADC will develop online and offline events exclusively for CUBE members, building up to a special CUBE member's reunion at the ADC's 90th anniversary Awards Gala in 2011, which will include one complimentary ticket for the Gala."CUBE represents a significant new initiative for ADC," said Ami Brophy, CEO, ADC."It reflects our unique relevance in today's communications environment, given our cross-disciplinary membership since 1921.It also plays directly into our mission to connect and elevate creative visual communications professionals around the globe, and to provoke world-changing ideas.CUBE will serve as an exclusive forum and platform for the world's best creative minds to interact, exchange ideas and mold the future of the industry."

sexta-feira, 8 de maio de 2009

The European Design Festival 2009

Athens (Greece) - The European Design Festival 2009 is just around the corner. From 13-17 May, this three-day conference in Zürich, Switzerland will feature some of Europe's best design agencies from 15 different countries.
ED-Awards ceremonyThe European Design Awards Ceremony will honour the gold and silver winners in 31 different categories. The best designers in Europe will appear on stage to receive their prizes on Sunday evening, 17 May. The show will be hosted by the Swedish stand-up comedian Agneta Wallin.PartyRight after the ceremony there will be a party next door at the Papiersaal with DJ'ette Diva D. Following requests from last year's participants, the party that will last until the early hours.Design Walk GoogleThe Google office in Zürich boasts a very special philosophy and interior design (photos, video).
A design walk to Google is scheduled for Friday evening, 15 May. This walk will be of extra interest to designers focusing on User Experience and User Interfaces.Design Walk ZürichA design walk on Saturday evening will take participants around some of the most representative design studios of the Zürich scene. Each of them has promised to welcome all in their office, answer questions and showcase some of their best work. This is a rare opportunity to get an accurate feeling of the way things work for Swiss designers. Studios participating in the Design Walk include Klauser Design, Hofgrafen, Buero4, Raffinerie and Prill. Tickets and more details will be released later this week.

segunda-feira, 4 de maio de 2009

World Graphics Day 2009

This commemorative poster was created for display at World Graphics Day 2009 events. It was designed in honor of the master Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009).