terça-feira, 19 de outubro de 2010

Winners of the Crafting Excellence Competition

With the introduction of industrialization and mass production, people have forgotten how to make things by hand.

For this reason, UNESCO developed the Award of Excellence for Handicrafts program to ensure that handicrafts remain relevant, valuable, and marketable in today's changing world.

Every year, UNESCO presents the Award of Excellence to distinguished craft producers who link tradition, innovation and sustainability.

UNESCO and Design 21 announced the winners of the Crafting Excellence logo competition to raise awareness for the Award of Excellence for Handicrafts.

After reviewing nearly 700 entries from 80 countries, the jury awarded $5,000 to three designers: Anna Trzebska from Poland; Marilena Florio from Italy and Nikou Alexandros from Greece.

The Most Popular vote was also given to Albert Hardiman Tejasukmana from Indonesia.

More: http://jump.dexigner.com/news/21604

sexta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2010

The winners of the Pentawards 2010:

About the Best of the Show – Diamond Pentaward 2010

This astonishing and creative HOYU3210 bottles are the work of designers from ADK, a major Japanese communication agency created in 1956, now present everywhere in the world, and a member of the WPP group.
HOYU3210 – countdown to beauty – is a range of products of HOYU, a company specialising in hair and hairdressing products. Created in 1905, HOYU has never ceased to innovate and to offer Japanese customers, who are among the most demanding in the world, exceptional products… in exceptional packaging.
3210 refers to a countdown to indicate what the product has to offer consumers, in a few seconds, even with the stress of the last finishing touches before going out, the ideal solution for a really perfect hairstyle.
The distinctly original and ideally ergonomic shape of the bottles leaves the usual codes behind to stand out among all its competitors. The designer confesses that he did not use a computer to create these ever so particular forms. His tools were his hands, the earth to be moulded, the file and sandpaper.
To be sure, the computer did play its role when the design went into production, but the initial form, as can be appreciated at first glance, owes its fundamental aestheticism to the artist’s hand, to his pure creative emotion.
The chosen colours, black and white, and transparency, reinforce the simplicity and the purity of the packaging.
It is odds on that these bottles will not wind up being recycled, but will be kept as decorative objects in bath rooms and will soon find their way to exhibitions and museums devoted to design.

See all the winner here: http://blog.pentawards.org/