Communication Design News
D&AD Annual Goes Digital for 2020
D&AD has launched its 58th Annual for free, in an exclusively digital format. Designed by Studio Dumbar, the digital Annual continues to showcase the best creative work from across the design and advertising industry, while offering additional interactive features that provide a deeper exploration of creative excellence.
Studio Blackburn Rebrands Renewable Energy Supplier So Energy
Studio Blackburn recently rebranded renewable energy supplier So Energy. The studio delivered a radical new brand positioning, visual identity, website and extensive marcomms plan aimed at driving customer acquisition.
The Type Directors Club's TDC67 & 24TDC Open for Entries
The Type Directors Club's TDC67 and 24TDC, the biggest and most respected awards in the world of type design and typography, are now open for entries.
This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot
'This is What Democracy Looked Like' is a new exhibition in the colonnade windows of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's historic Foundation Building, showcasing historical election ballots, or what some have called 'fugitive ephemera.'
NYCxDESIGN Launches Uplifting Citywide Poster Campaign: An Ode To NYC
NYCxDESIGN has launched 'An Ode to NYC,' a poster campaign featuring a bold collection of graphic expressions dedicated to New York City's enduring creative energy.
DesignThinkers 2020 Virtual Conference
DesignThinkers is Canada's largest annual graphic design conference, connecting designers from around the world.
MasterClass Underscores Diversity of Thought and Knowledge Through New Brand Identity
MasterClass has today unveiled its new brand identity that emphasizes its commitment to diversity of thought while giving a subtle nod to critical thinking and purposely leaving room for interpretation.
Brandpie Creates New Brand Identity and Strategy for AmeriCorps
Brandpie recently created a new visual identity and brand strategy for AmeriCorps. The design consultancy created a clear and compelling story to increase understanding of AmeriCorps, an organization that brings people together to serve communities, and also defined a new visual identity to connect with its key audiences.
STA 100 International Typography Competition 2020
Submissions are open until November 6, 2020, for the STA 100, an international typography competition recognizing innovative communication design since 1978.
Gretel Designs First Annual Knoll Works Publication
Gretel has designed a new annual publication to replace Knoll's previous catalog series. The result fuses high-end editorial design, strategic branding acumen, and technical detail, striking the right balance between inspiration and information to highlight Knoll's wide range of offerings and design-focused ethos.
Cuttin It up with Broobs: A Collage Workshop
Letterform Archive has announced a four day workshop with artist and activist Broobs on cut-and-paste methods for making fresh and powerful imagery.
PRINT Awards 2020: Call for Entries
PRINT has announced its call for entries for the PRINT Awards 2020. Formerly known as the Regional Design Awards, the PRINT Awards has a fresh focus on global inclusion, new exclusive categories spotlighting design activism and the latest creative technology, and it continues to highlight talented student work.
StormBrands Designs 'WE Talks' Identity for World Energy Council
StormBrands has created brand strategy, identity and design for WE Talks, an open-access digital-content platform from The World Energy Council.
2022 World Design Capital Valencia Visual Identity Receives Two Red Dot Design Awards
The visual identity of Valencia as 2022 World Design Capital and its graphic application on posters, created by Ibán Ramón, have been awarded with two Red Dot Design Awards.
Still & Motion: Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Hong Kong International Poster Triennial: Still & Motion. Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Designers Association, and organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, this international poster design competition is open to designers and creative minds from all over the world.
SEGD Academic Summit 2020
Each year the Society for Experiential Design (SEGD) holds an academic summit in conjunction with the annual conference. The 2020 Academic Summit will be held online, via Zoom, on the afternoons of June 11 and 12 as a forum for current thinking in design education research, projects, and curriculum innovation.
FutureBrand Refreshes Coutts' Brand Positioning and Visual Identity
FutureBrand has designed a new brand positioning and visual identity for private bank Coutts.
RGD Virtual In-House Design Conference 2020
During the week of June 22, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host a virtual conference created specifically for in-house designers.
GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 57th GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards. The Awards program presents a unique opportunity for in-house creatives and their departments to be recognized for the exceptional value they bring to the table on behalf of their organizations, brands, causes.
100 Archive Launches 'Map Irish Design'
100 Archive has launched Map Irish Design, which features 2,300 communication design projects collected since 2010. Funded by the Creative Ireland Programme, Map Irish Design sought to look more closely at these projects and their associated data to build a comprehensive picture of contemporary communications design in Ireland.
Posterheroes Unveils Selected Posters for 9th Edition
Posterheroes has revealed the selected posters for its ninth edition, 'Humans at Work.' This year's competition asked entrants to design a poster about future work scenarios and the role of dignified employment in the lives of individuals and in the sustainable development of society.
German Design Awards 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 German Design Awards. Organized by German Design Council, the Awards program honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
Creative Directions: RGD's Virtual Career Conference for Designers & Students
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host a virtual conference next week, designed to give graduates and emerging designers tools and tips to build a career in the communication design industry.
Landor & FITCH Create Talking Windows, Unifying Neighbors with Acts of Kindness During Pandemic
Recently, the United Nations asked creatives around the world to translate critical public health messages in a way that will engage, inform and educate society.
iF Design Award 2021
The iF Design Award 2021 is now open for submissions. First awarded in 1953, the iF Design Award is the oldest independent design seal in the world. It is a symbol of outstanding design achievements that focuses on the innovative power of design.
2020 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA)
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2020 is now open for submissions. The ethos of the 13th competition is 'Design for Adaptive City,' as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of 'Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.'
Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design 2020: Call for Entries
The 2020 Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design: (Un)real - is now open for entries. Both individual or collective poster works - created between 2018 and 2020 - can be nominated in 14 distinctive categories.
United Nations Issues Global Call to Creatives
The United Nations has issued an open brief to creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways which will be effective, accessible and shareable. The organization is looking for a multitude of creative solutions to reach audiences across different cultures, age groups, affiliations, geographies and languages.
Communication Arts 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, these competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
Creative Communication Award 2020
The second annual Creative Communication Award (C2A) is now open for submissions. The C2A will once again celebrate and promote the very best campaigns, creative solutions and ideas from around the globe, across eighteen different categories in communication design.