quinta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2009

Call 2010 SEGD Design Awards

Washington, DC (United States) - Designers, fabricators, clients, and students have until 29 January 2010 to submit their work to the SEGD Design Awards program, organised by the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD). Thanks to a new online registration and submission system, entering the SEGD Design Awards program just got easier.

"Our new online registration system makes the SEGD Design Awards more accessible than ever to entrants around the world," says Leslie Gallery Dilworth, SEGD's chief executive officer. Allowing entrants to upload images, text, and other entry information in a flash, the online registration will eliminate delivery charges, lowering costs.

SEGD's annual design competition honors the best in environmental graphic design. Projects include dynamic environments, themed environments, wayfinding and signage, placemaking projects, mapping, public art, identity programs, architectural graphics, exhibits, and retail; also included are student work and un-built projects. Images of winning entries from previous years may be viewed on the Design Awards page at www.segd.org .

Program entries must be submitted no later than 29 January 2010; late entries will be accepted through 12 February 2010. The 2010 SEGD Design Awards jury will be chaired by Henry Beer, co-founder of CommArts.

Award winners will be announced at a presentation during SEGD's Annual Conference + Expo, to be held in Washington, DC, 2-5 June 2010.

Find out more and register your designs at: www.segd.orgg

For more information, please contact:

Ann Makowski
Society for Environmental Graphic Design
T: +1 202 638 5555
E: ann@segd.org

quarta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2009

Taiwan International Graphic Design Award winners announced

Hsichih City (Taiwan - Chinese Taipei) - The Taiwan International Graphic Design Award has announced the winners of the this year's Taiwan International Poster Design Award and Taiwan International CI Design Award. More than 1,750 design works were submitted from 41 different countries and regions for these two competitions.

The Taiwan International Poster Design Award is hosted by the Department of Commercial Affairs, MOEA, to promote Taiwan's commercial design and to continue the exchange and interaction between our commercial design services and the international world. This competition selects outstanding works of international standard to raise the visibility of Taiwan's design potential and broaden the horizon of Taiwan's design industry.

In order to promote Taiwan's comprehensive application of commercial design capabilities and to reflect the rising importance of corporate identity (CI), the Department of Commerce, MOEA, hosts the Taiwan International CI Design Award. Outstanding works of commercial value and international vision are selected to foster corporate recognition of CI, raise public awareness of design's potential and establish a model example in the design world.

On 26 September 2009, ten well-known local and international judges worked together to select the top works. Foreign guests include Markus Busges (Germany), Martin Woodtli (Switzerland), Freeman Lau (Hong Kong), Connie Birdsall (United States), Taku Satoh (Japan) and Carlo Giannasca (Australia). Local talents include Director of Arts of Y&P Design, Wenping Hsiao; Director of Operating Committee in BBDO Taiwan Advertising Co., Teddy Ho; Art Director of Lemon Yellow Design Company, Tsung-Hung Su; and Art Director of Feng Geh Image Design, Jeff Liao.

A total of 232 works were selected (27 award winners and 205 specially selected entries), covering four categories. Among this selection are the recipients of the Grand Prize, the Icograda Excellence Award, the JAGDA Excellence Award, special theme (focusing on the harmonious relationship between human and nature), free style (focusing on commercial and campaign use), CI and dynamic identity. A judge's special award and a Taiwan International CI Design-New Talent Award are also granted in addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

See the complete list of winners online.

quarta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2009

Identity Essentials Submission Deadline Extended

The final round of submissions for Identity Essentials officially closed on November 1, but the authors are opening it back up exclusively for readers of Dexigner.

Written by Yang Kim and Kevin Budelmann, the new book from Rockport Publishers will outline the elements of a strong corporate identity.

Submit your work by November 11, 2009 for an opportunity to see it appear next to fantastic marks and identity programs by Pentagram UK, Samata Mason, Siegel + Gale, C2, Bunch, and more.

Like other titles from Rockport, Identity Essentials will reach an audience of professional designers, readers seeking high-level design information, and design do-it-yourselfers.

Publication is slated for fall 2010 with international distribution planned.

More: www.dexigner.com/jump/news/19150

Moving Pictures: Symposium on Illustration and Motion

On Wednesday, November 11, the BFA Illustration program at Parsons The New School for Design will present Moving Pictures, a symposium exploring ideas of motion in illustration.

The evening will be divided into four presentations moderated by Lauren Redniss, New School illustration faculty member, author of Century Girl and the forthcoming Radioactive, An Atomic Love Story.

Redniss will talk about secret lives and invisibility.

A conversation between writers Jody Rosen, music critic for Slate, and Joel Smith, curator of photography at the Princeton University Art Museum, will consider real and imaginary map making: Rosen, through his research on "The Knowledge," the exhaustive, mind-bending geographical training required of London taxi drivers and Smith, through the work of legendary cartoonist Saul Steinberg, best known for his work in The New Yorker.

Richard McGuire, artist, musician and current fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, will screen his recent film Fears of the Dark and give a sneak preview of his new book.

The event is free and open to the public.

More: www.dexigner.com/design_events/moving-pictures-symposium-on-illustration-and-motion.htmll

HUGO Create: HUGO Man 15th Anniversary

2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the HUGO Man Fragrance.

Over the years, the HUGO Man Bottle has achieved iconic status since its creation in 1995.

To commemorate this important milestone, HUGO Fragrances is inviting designers, illustrators and photographers to participate in a special edition of the HUGO Create contest.

The entries should reflect your impressions and the emotional connections that you have with the HUGO Man bottle.

Participants should also incorporate "15" somewhere, but are free to express the number in any way or form they want.

The top 15 submissions will win 500$ cash and the visual of the round winner will be featured in i-D Magazine.

Deadline for this round is December 31, 2009 and winners will be announced on February 1, 2010.

More: www.dexigner.com/jump/news/19233