quinta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2009

100 best posters 08 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland

An exhibition of 100 Beste Plakate e.V., Berlin in cooperation with the Deutsche Plakat Museum and with the red dot design museum, Essen

From 28 August to 27 September 2009 the red dot design museum will present the exhibition “100 best posters 08 – Germany, Austria, Switzerland” and thus the results of the competition with the same name held by the association “100 Beste Plakate e.V.”. The 100 winning posters, which were selected by a jury of six from the 1,521 submitted entries, present the most current trends of contemporary poster design from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The wide spectrum of designs with regards to styles, techniques and subjects, was staged in the unusual exhibition concept of an interdisciplinary study project of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam under the direction of Nauka Kirschner and Prof. Hermann Weizenegger. The organiser is the Deutsche Plakat Museum (German poster museum) at the Folkwang Museum, Essen, in co-operation with the association “100 Beste Plakate e.V.”, Berlin. The exhibition opening will take place on 27 August 2009 at 6:00 pm at the red dot design museum on the Zollverein world cultural heritage site.

A poster is regarded as an effective, demonstrative, and immediate means of communication. With a stylised design language the exhibition thus uses the visual image of a demonstration. The posters are presented on so-called “lollipops”, which are placards typically seen at demonstrations, and the room installation brings across the vivid character in a dynamic way.

Members of the jury chaired by Bastian Abry and Dimitri Broquard, Zurich, which was in session on 26 and 27 February 2009, were Cordula Alessandri, Vienna, Prof. Georg Barber, Berlin, Dr. Anita Kühnel, Berlin, and Christian Lagé, Berlin.

Besides the presentation of the 100 best posters 08 in Berlin, the red dot design museum in Essen will be the second stop of the exhibition before it will be on show in Lucerne and Vienna at the end of the year.

red dot design museum
Zeche Zollverein
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen, Germany

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
Friday to Sunday and public holidays: 11 am to 8 pm

Admission fees:
8 euros per person; concessions 3 euros

For further information as well as images to download visit http://www.100-beste-plakate.de/ and http://www.museum-folkwang.de/ .

segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2009

Big Picture Design Challenge

Call for entries: Big Picture Design Challenge
Melbourne (Australia) - The Design Institute of Australia, in partnership with McDonald's, invites Australia's and New Zealand's best young designers to submit entries into the inaugural Big Picture Design Challenge, recently endorsed by Icograda. This is a unique opportunity and platform for Australia's and New Zealand's design students and recent graduates to showcase their designs.

There have been big changes at McDonald's recently - from new menu ranges to re-designed restaurants. This competition gives design students and recent graduates the chance to get in on the action and showcase their talent.

The challenge: Design outstanding images destined for any surface or area at McDonald's restaurants, which define and promote Australia's and New Zealand's diversity.

The opportunity: See your designs in McDonald's restaurants. $4,000 in cash prizes to be won!

For over 35 years, McDonald's has been a part of the fabric of Australian society with over two thirds of stores owned and operated by small business people. In recent years, McDonald's Australia and New Zealand has taken a contemporary approach to refurbishing its restaurants with the help of the region's best designers. Architecture and interior design featuring photography and illustrative graphics have become an integral part of communicating McDonald's brand and providing unique and interesting environments for their customers.

Through a partnership between the DIA and McDonald's, the Big Picture Design Challenge will provide a unique opportunity and platform for young designers.

The entry period will run from 10 August - 12 October 2009.

More: www.design.org.au/bigpicture/

sexta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2009

Earth = Heart Poster

Designer: Kuribayashi, Takayuki
Member of: JAGDA, Japan

About the design
This poster series, created as an independent production, is a vision of the ecological poster. EARTH=HEART is composed of the same spelling.

A word from the designer: "I do believe that each one of us should be more interested in global environment concerns. We have the obligation to leave this wonderful global environment behind us. Let's think about it seriously, each one of us, and value neighbouring nature and living things."

More: www.icograda.org/feature/galleria/galleria411.htm

terça-feira, 18 de agosto de 2009

Lahti Poster Biennial 2009

An unparallel amount of entries was submitted for the 17th International Lahti Poster Biennial. Nearly 2 600 posters from as many as 49 countries from all over the world were offered for this year's exhibition, which exceeded the number of posters submitted for the 2007 event by more than 1 000. The great number of posters sent from Iran, China, Taiwan, Japan and Poland and their high general standard is worth noticing. New participating countries include New Zealand and United Arab Emirates. Especially young graphic designers from various parts of the world have taken a great interest in the category of environmental posters. On the other hand, the number of commercial posters offered for the show has decreased compared with previous biennial exhibitions.

The competition committee of the Lahti Poster Biennial has chosen 252 posters to be displayed in the exhibition. The criteria emphasized in the selection process included topicality, high-quality visual design, seeking new ways of expression and multicultural tendencies, which have always been central issues in Lahti Poster Biennial.

The 17th International Lahti Poster Biennial will be organized by Poster Museum, Lahti, Grafia ry and Poster Friends 14 June - 27 September 2009 at Lahti Art Museum. There are two categories in the exhibition. The general category includes social and ideological posters, commercial posters and cultural posters. In addition, there is a special category for environmental posters in the exhibition.

Michal Batory from France, Vladimir Chaika from Russia, Bruno Monguzzi from Switzerland, Antti Raudaskoski from Finland and David Tartakover from Israel have been invited as members of the International Jury selecting the prize winning posters. Grand Prix, Grafia Prix, Lauri Tarasti prize, 2nd Prize and certificates of honour will be granted in the exhibition.

More: www.dexigner.com/jump/news/18009

segunda-feira, 17 de agosto de 2009

Winner of Greenpeace Design Awards 2009

Greenpeace and the University of South Australia announced the winner of the Greenpeace Design Awards 2009.

The winner is Sam Dickson whose design was chosen from over 1,500 entries.

In second place was Denis Popenkov, and third place was Spencer Harrison.

Greenpeace Head of Fundraising Chris Washington-Sare said, "On behalf of Greenpeace and the panel of judges, I'd like to congratulate the winner and two finalists for their excellent designs.

"Creation and innovation are very important in environmental campaigning, and we were pleased to collaborate with the international creative community on the Greenpeace Design Awards.

"Thanks to everyone who entered the awards and for your dedication, hard work and talent," he said.

The entries were assessed by an expert panel of judges working in the fields of graphic design, illustration, photography, visual communication and trend navigation.

Greenpeace was also represented on the panel.

Hosted by Greenpeace Australia Pacific in conjunction with UniLife Inc. and the University of South Australia, the international awards were created to help raise awareness of environmental issues through innovation and creativity.

The brief was to design a poster that delivers the message "Be a Part of the Action," in recognition of the role of peaceful direct action in Greenpeace campaigns.

Over 1,500 people entered from 77 countries worldwide.

More: www.dexigner.com/jump/news/18377

2009 REBRAND 100® Global Awards Winning Brands

The full listing of 2009 REBRAND 100 winning brands is below. Scroll to view alphabetical list by category.

More: www.dexigner.com/jump/news/17308

2010 Rebrand 100 Global Awards

The Rebrand 100 Global Awards is the only highly respected and coveted global awards of its kind.

Businesses, brand strategists, and various organizations have come to value knowing they are among the best in the world when it comes to effectively meeting strategic goals and forging strong connections and loyalty among their targets.

Participants must include before and after examples of their work with a summary write-up on the industry setting, challenge, strategy and results achieved.

Eligibility includes work done anywhere in the world launched between January 2007 and September 2009.

The rebrand could have been an enterprise-wide initiative, a single component of a brand or for a brand extension.

Entries submitted could be from in-house corporate professionals, design firms, clients, architects, business strategists, advertising agencies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Deadline for entries is September 23, 2009 (late entry with late fee is October 7, 2009).

sexta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2009

76 designers for 76 years. Tribute to Shigeo Fukuda

Durante a III Bienal Internacional de Posters na Bolívia, (19.11/03.12.2009), foi feito uma homenagem ao designer gráfico japonês Shigeo Fukuda, onde foram convidados 76 designers consagrados pelo mundo a criarem posters em homenagem aos seus 76 anos de idade.
A exposição online pode ser vista aqui: www.76designersforfukuda.com/fukuda/default.html

quinta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2009

Milton Glaser's SVA: a Legacy of Graphic Design

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "Milton Glaser's SVA: A Legacy of Graphic Design," a 50-year retrospective of nearly 100 works created by the legendary designer for the College, where he has been on the faculty since 1960 and currently serves as acting chairman.

The exhibition will include the original artwork for the iconic posters seen by generations of New Yorkers as part of SVA's ongoing subway campaign, preparatory sketches that will be on public view for the first time, and rare printed pieces like the 1963 announcement for the course Glaser taught at SVA with the late art director Henry Wolf.

The exhibition is curated by Steven Heller, design historian and co-chair of the MFA Design Department, and Mirko Ilic, designer and faculty member in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department.

Beth Kleber, SVA's archivist, researched and compiled the works in the exhibition, which is designed by Francis Di Tommaso, director of the Visual Arts Gallery.

"Milton Glaser's SVA: A Legacy of Graphic Design" will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York City, from August 31 - September 26, 2009.

To many, Milton Glaser is synonymous with American graphic design.

He co-founded the revolutionary Pushpin Studios in 1954, founded New York magazine with Clay Felker in 1968, established Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and designed the famous "I LOVE NY" campaign in 1977.

More: www.dexigner.com/design_events/milton-glaser-s-sva-a-legacy-of-graphic-design.html

Illustrative Berlin 2009

Paris, Zurich and now Berlin: ILLUSTRATIVE 2009 will return to the creative capital to celebrate the cutting-edge works of contemporary graphic art for the fifth time around. From the 16th of October to the 1st of November, works ranging from drawing, graphic prints, painting and monumental mural collages to graphically inspired 3D-illustrations, book art and animation will be show. With more than 60 artists from all across the world, ILUSTRATIVE brings together an inspiring cornucopia of visual contemporary culture ih the Villa Elisabeth located in he heart of Berlin.

sexta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2009

World Design Capital 2012 Shortlisted Cities Announced

Following deliberations on 17 July 2009, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced today on behalf of the members of the WDC Jury that the City of Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and the City of Helsinki (Finland) have been selected for the shortlist of cities that will move on to the next round of evaluation in the hopes of becoming World Design Capital in 2012.The World Design Capital (WDC) is a biennial designation appointed to cities based on their accomplishments and commitment to design as an effective tool for social, cultural and economic development.Upon careful consideration, these two applications were retained based on their ability to demonstrate their relevancy to the WDC mission and vision.The evaluation for the WDC designation is founded on a comprehensive assessment process spanning a five-month review and deliberation period, during which time, applicants were requested to demonstrate evidence of their strengths in the following areas: Design, Programming, Infrastructure and Financing.Within the context of design, cities are evaluated on a multidisciplinary representation of design industries, the establishment of educational institutions where design programmes are available, as well as the existence of professional designers working within the city.

e-Design Congress in Lisbon

Centro Portugues de Design (Portuguese Design Centre) and the National and European Observatory of Design Higher Education are hosting the "e-design" congress on education envision for Europe's new environment and economy.The event will take place on November 6-7, 2009, at Culturgest, in Lisbon.


Taipei, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) - The Call for Entries for the 2009 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award is open until 31 August 2009. Organised by the China Productivity Center, with the support of Icograda's professional members in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), the Award has been supported by the Department of Commercial Affairs of the Ministry of Economic Affairs since 2004. This year, the award scheme includes the usual Poster Design Award and introduces a new stream, the Corporate Identity (CI) Design Award, both endorsed by Icograda.The special theme for this year's edition of the award scheme is "Harmonious human/nature relationship".The international jury panel for the Poster Design Award includes:
Tsung-Hung Su︱Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) Art Director of Lemon Yellow Design Company, professor of the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese Culture University.
Jeff, Che-Fu Liao︱Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) Art Director of Feng Geh Image Design
Freeman Lau︱ Hong Kong SAR, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Partner of Kan & Lau Design Consultants, received the 2008 Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award.
Fons Hickmann︱Germany Co-founder of Fons Hickmann m23
Martin Woodtli︱Switzerland Lecturer in the Academy of Art in Bern and the Academy of Art and Design in Lucerne and winner of the “Swiss Design Award.”The panel of the CI Design Award jury is made up of:
Taddy Ho︱Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) Director of Operating Committee, BBDO Taiwan Advertising Co., Ltd, Associate professor of the Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University.
Jianpin He︱Germany, Director of Hesign International.
Taky Satoh︱Japan, leader of "Taku Satoh Design Office" and winner of the Tokyo TDC Award in Tokyo and the ADC silver award in New York.
Vince Frost︱Australia, leader of "Frost Design."
Debbie Millman︱USA, president of Sterling Brands Entries will be judged on 28 September 2009. The Poster section prizes include a Grand Prize of USD $5000, two Gold Medals of USD $2000, two Silver Medals of USD $1000 and two Bronze Medals of USD $500. The CI section prizes includes two Gold Medals of USD $2000, two Silver Medals of USD $1000 and two Bronze Medals of USD $500, as well as an Icograda Excellence Award, JAGDA Excellence Award and two Local New Talents Awards Medals
For complete regulations and instructions on submitting work, visit the event website.