Communication Design News
CUP Seeks Designers for Making Policy Public
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is seeking collaborators for the next four issues of Making Policy Public. Making Policy Public is an eight- to ten-month long collaboration of CUP staff, a designer (or design team), and an organization advocating for community change, resulting in the creation of a foldout poster that breaks down a complex policy issue.
Deep Designs Commemorative Publication for Royal Hospital Chelsea
Deep recently collaborated with the Royal Hospital Chelsea to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day by telling the stories of Chelsea Pensioners who fought there.
Design Bridge New York Transforms Identity of Financial Alliance for Women
Design Bridge New York has developed a dynamic new mission, name, visual identity and strapline for The Financial Alliance for Women, which captures the Alliance's personality as a Catalyst for Transformation in the global financial sector.
& SMITH Delivers Identity for Serata Hall
& SMITH has designed the new identity for Serata Hall, the latest bar from Albion & East. Recently opened on Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch, Serata Hall is a relaxed and informal venue, offering pizzas and sharing plates, bottomless brunches, gin masterclasses and a regular liquor club.
Visual Memoranda: A Sampling of Posters from the IBM Poster Program: 1969-1979
Visual Memoranda: A Selection of Posters from the IBM Poster Program 1969-1979, on view at the Type Directors Club through August 1st, features a beautiful selection of posters from the late 60s, when IBM sought to align itself with modern graphic designers who were as innovative as the technology that IBM was creating.
Without Rebrands the World's Most Luxurious Bedmaker, Savoir
Without recently rebranded the world's most luxurious bedmaker, Savoir. The new identity focuses on its core values of craft and comfort, and emphasizes that good sleep is worth investing in.
Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2019
The 2019 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award (TiGDA) is now open for entries for designers from all over the world. The Competition is open for innovative works in two categories - Poster Design and Corporate Identity Design.
Posterheroes 2019: A Poster for Integration
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Posterheroes. The eighth edition of the international contest of posters aims at involving the creative community to design a traditional and/or a kinetic poster to express its message about the topic of social integration.
C2A Creative Communication Award
The Creative Communication Award (C2A) is an international award program, and promotional platform for communication designers, agencies, graphic designers, freelancers, digital media designers, and for the worldwide creative community.
The Complete City: Imagined
Since 2017, The Portland Society for Architecture (PSA) has been using blank maps of Portland, Maine as a tool for citizen engagement. These blank maps provided a platform to collect ideas and inspiration about the city.
2019 Taipei International Design Award
Entries are now open for the 2019 Taipei International Design Award. This year's main categories include Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design, and Public Space Design.
AWDA - Aiap Women in Design Award 2019
The fourth edition of the AWDA - Aiap Women in Design Award is now open for submissions. The international award is open to all women designers involved in visual communication.
German Design Awards 2020
The 2020 German Design Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by the German Design Council - the German center of competence for design, the Awards honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
IED Barcelona 2019 Scholarship Contest
The Istituto Europeo di Design - IED Barcelona invites students from all over the world to participate in its 2019 Scholarship Contest.
Communication Arts' 2019 Design and Advertising Competitions
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 2019 Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, this competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
Eye on Design: Worth Issue #04
The new issue of Eye on Design magazine is now out. The 'Worth' issue is filled with stories that explore the way we value design-measured in money, power, influence, and feelings.
Golden Pin Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for Taiwan's 2019 Golden Pin Design Award. The Award offers a golden opportunity for companies, design teams, and individuals from all around the globe to demonstrate design excellence in Taiwan, Asia, and beyond.
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019
Red Dot is now calling for submissions for its '2019 Brands & Communication Design Award.' Designers, firms, and agencies from around the world are invited to submit their design and creative projects to this international design competition.
'The World's Best Typography' Exhibition from TDC Set to Debut in New Zealand
Type Directors Club's 'The World's Best Typography' exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the first time, courtesy of award-winning a design firm Osborne Shiwan and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
17th Dutch Design Awards Now Open for Entries
Entries are now open for the 17th Dutch Design Awards, inviting Netherlands' designers to submit their best work.
Creative Exchange: World's Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW
"Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW," on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from March 15 through June 2, will feature the best communication design achievements from North Rhine-Westphalia and all over the globe.
Public Rec Reveals Refined New Look and Smart New Voice by Studio.Build and Reed Words
Public Rec has revealed a new brand identity, with strategic support from writing agency Reed Words and branding and creative agency Studio.Build.
D&AD Festival 2019
The 2019 D&AD Festival, UK's largest event celebrating global creative talent, returns May 21-23 to The Old Truman Brewery, London. The theme for this year's Festival is 'Shaping the Future,' echoing D&AD's position as an organization on a mission to drive the creative industries forward.
2019 Good Design Awards
The 2019 Good Design Awards are now open for entries. The Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
2019 Type Drives Culture Conference
Type Directors Club will hold its one-day conference about the intersection of type and culture in New York at the SVA Theatre on March 1.
The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab
Inside Facebook, the Analog Research Lab is considered the company's "heart and conscience," largely known for their popular posters such as "Be the Nerd," or "Kick the Shit Out of Option B," both odes to inspirational things the company's leaders have said over the years.
DesignThinkers Vancouver 2019
The 2019 DesignThinkers Vancouver conference will be held May 28 & 29 at the Vancouver Playhouse. Over its 20 year history, the DesignThinkers Conference has spanned massive changes in the communication design industry. From print to digital, visual identity to brand, websites to user experiences, design has evolved as new trend, technologies and philosophies transform the wider world.
Rainfall Designs Identity for DeepCube
Rainfall has designed a new identity for DeepCube, a deep learning company building technologies on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence.
Graham Hanson Design Monograph Published
Visual Profile Books (VPB) has published the work of celebrated New York-based graphic design firm GHD/Graham Hanson Design (now GHD Partners).
IIDA Named Merit Winner in HOW In-House Design Awards
HOW magazine recently honored IIDA with an In-House Design Award for its NeoCon50 campaign, the IIDA Design Manifesto.
SEGD Global Design Awards 2019
The 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, officially opened for entries.
White Bear Studio Rebrands CPA Ireland
White Bear Studio recently created a new branding for CPA Ireland. CPA (Certified Public Accountants) is a highly regarded and well-established qualification. However CPA Ireland's brand was in need of an update.
Vanderbrand Designs Brand Identity for Junction House
Vanderbrand has created creative strategy and brand identity for Junction House. Located within the residential real estate space, Junction House aims to push the boundaries of typical marketing tools and campaigns.
Character Designs Palm's New Brand Identity
Character has designed the brand identity and brand strategy for Palm's newest device, which ditches the bells and whistles of smartphones in favor of a minimalist device that encourages fewer distractions.
Pope + Wainwright Drive Internal Change for De Beers Group with New Corporate Identity
Pope + Wainwright has been working with De Beers Group to design its new corporate identity and encourage over 20,000 employees from five continents to see and understand the group in its entirety.
Adobe and Zach Braff Challenge Students to Movie Poster Design Contest
Zach Braff has partnered with Adobe to give college students a chance to have their original movie poster turned into a short film, written and directed by Zach Braff himself.
BICeBé 2019 International Poster Call
The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé, an international event of design and visual arts in Bolivia and the Southern Cone, is calling for posters for its 2019 edition. The BICeBé takes place every two years in the month of November in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.
me&dave Rebrands Homeless Charity robes
me&dave recently rebranded Southwark-based homeless charity robes, to help it attract the investment it needs to continue its life-saving work on the streets of London.
Carter Wong Unveils New Visual Identity for Kin + Carta
Carter Wong has created a new visual identity for international marketing services group St Ives - now rebranded as Kin + Carta.
2019 New York Festivals AME Awards Open for Entries
The 2019 New York Festivals AME Awards is now open for submissions. Founded in 1994, the AME Awards honors international work that demonstrates ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems.
New York Festivals 2019 Advertising Awards Now Open for Entries
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is now accepting entries for the 2019 competition. This year the competition has announced a world-class advisory board, reduced categories by 35% and unveiled strategic new category groups and categories.
me&dave Gives the Build-to-rent Sector 'Attitude'
me&dave recently designed an innovative campaign for a major new built-to-rent scheme called Anco&co. The agency created an edgy urban fly-poster campaign for the Manchester development on behalf of DTZ Investors.
Type Directors Club 2019 Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for the 65th Annual Communications Design and the 22nd Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
Fontsmith Launches The Library Book
Fontsmith has released 'The Library Book,' a definitive guide to the foundry's library of over 500 fonts, detailing each character set and bringing each font's personality to life.
Call for Public Access Design 2019 Fellows
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is calling for applications from talented designers and visual artists to become 2019 Public Access Design Fellows.
McCann London and D&AD New Blood Shift Launch the Ultimate Unbiased Recruitment Tool
McCann London has teamed up with D&AD New Blood Shift to launch Kkaptionn: the comic book with no words. The comic was created to smash all bias and advocate true Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
Civilization Wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award
Civilization is a recent winner of one of the nation's highest accolades - the prestigious National Design Award in the category of Communication Design from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The studio was recognized for the powerful work coming out of their new agency model.
Letterform Archive Launches Morla : Design on Kickstarter
Award-winning contemporary designer Jennifer Morla teamed up with Letterform Archive to create Morla : Design, a monograph dedicated to her prestigious 40 year career.
SEGD Xlab 2018: The Future of Storytelling
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design's eighth-annual digital experiential design gathering, Xlab, will be held in Brooklyn for the first time-at the BRIC arts and media center.
1:1 Drawing, Design, and Communication at NYSID Gallery
1:1 Drawing, Design, and Communication exhibition will be on view September 13 - November 10, at NYSID Gallery. Curated by Darling Green with curatorial consultant Judith Gura, the exhibition includes drawings, instructions, objects and interiors from over 20 designers, both historic and contemporary, including Piranese, Gerrit Rietveld, Enzo Mari, Max Lamb, Josef Hoffmann, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Josef Frank, and Katie Stout.
OFFF TLV 2018
OFFF TLV, the second annual international visual design festival, will take place October 14-15 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Faculty Creative Designs New Identity for emerchantpay
Faculty Creative has designed a new identity for emerchantpay, a leading online, mobile and POS payment service provider.
WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York
"WE DISSENT... Design of the Women's Movement in New York," on view at the Cooper Union from October 2, looks at more than 150 years of feminist artifacts and printed matter from a variety of feminist and radical artists and collectives such as the Heterodoxy Club, Redstockings, the Guerrilla Girls, and more. The exhibition features more than 200 artifacts by women artists rarely seen and shown in order to reconsider the contributions of women to social unity and justice.
Winners of Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 Announced
Red Dot has announced the winners of its 2018 Communication Design Award. This year, designers, agencies and companies from 45 countries entered the competition and handed in a total of 8,610 works.
me&dave Breathes New Life Into Royal Mint Court
me&dave has designed a refreshing and unique branding strategy for London institution Royal Mint Court.
Designers Raising Awareness for Invisible Disabilities by Reimagining International Symbol of Access
Visability 93 has released an icon font to inspire the design community to invent a universal symbol that represents all people with disabilities, visible or invisible - not just wheelchair users.
Making Policy Public 2018: Call for Applications
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is looking for talented designers to partner on the 2018 issues of Making Policy Public.
Our Design Agency Sets Definitive Global Costa Coffee Red
Our Design Agency (ODA) has created the first brand color toolkit for Costa Coffee to assist with embedding consistency across international markets as it enters its next phase of growth.
iF Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 iF Design Award. 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.
DesignThinkers Toronto 2018
DesignThinkers Toronto 2018, a must-attend event for forward-thinking communications design professionals, will be held October 24-25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts & St. Lawrence Centre.
Torino Graphic Days 3
The third international Torino Graphic Days, an international festival dedicated to visual communication, will be held October 11-14 in Turin. Four days of workshops, talks, performances, exhibitions and a market fair will bring to Turin the best of the visual design field.
Make Art Great Again: International Project Uses Trump's Messages to Fight Climate Change
The Swiss-based art collective "insertname" is releasing an illustration book called #MakeArtGreatAgain, featuring a selection of tweets by Donald Trump seen through the eyes of different artists.
Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective
'Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective' will explore past and new works by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. The exhibition will be on view at the Design Museum Holon from June 6 through October 27, 2018.
2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards
The 2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by Hong Kong Design Centre, this competition has been an influential platform in underpinning designers' contribution and acknowledging the positive impact of user-centric designs in Asia.
2018 Clio Awards
Entries are now open for the 2018 Clio Awards, the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate high achievement in advertising, the Clios annually and throughout the year recognize the work, the agencies and the talent that push boundaries and establish new precedent.
Communication Arts' 59th Design & Advertising Competitions: Call for Entries
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 59th annual Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, this competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
Design Week Awards Deadline Extended
The deadline for the 2018 Design Week Awards has been extended to March 27. Now in its 27th year, the Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, catering for every area of commercial design.
Winners of 2018 iF Design Award
iF has unveiled the winners of its 2018 Design Award at the BMW Welt in Munich. The competition received 6,402 entries from 2,955 participants from 54 countries.
Golden Pin Design Award 2018: Call for Entries
The call for entries for the 38th Golden Pin Design Award is now open. For the first time, the annual competition is open to companies from anywhere in the world. The Award specializes in huaren design - design for and within the Chinese-speaking community.
me&dave Uncovers London's Romantic Soul with Barts Square Branding
me&dave has created the new identity for Barts Square, a low-rise mixed-use quarter in the heart of London.
me&dave Designs Branding for One Crown Place
me&dave recently created a fresh brand and identity for one of London's most impressive mixed-use developments, One Crown Place in EC2, with apartments, communal living and work spaces, destination restaurant, hotel and private members' club.
Best Brand Awards 2018
Submissions are open for the 5th Best Brand Awards. The Awards recognizes the high quality brands and rewards the excellence in visual communication internationally.
Joseph Binder Award 2018
The Joseph Binder Award, an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration, is now open for submissions. The Award is named after one of the most outstanding graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria between the two World Wars, who subsequently also revolutionized visual communication in the United States.
Poster For Tomorrow 2018
Submissions are now open for the 10th and final edition of the Poster For Tomorrow contest. The theme for 2018 is 'A Planet for Tomorrow.'
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018
The 2018 Red Dot Award: Communication Design will open for entries on March 5. Agencies, designers and companies from around the world are invited to submit their design and creative projects to this international design competition.
2018 SoGood Awards
Designers, design students and related communications professionals are invited to submit work to this international design competition that celebrates the power of design to do good.
2018 Good Design Awards
Celebrating its 60th year, Australia's prestigious Good Design Awards is now open for submissions. The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.
2018 European Design Awards
The 2018 European Design Awards is now open for entries. The European Design Awards is an annual event, bringing together the best examples of communication design in Europe.
Milton Glaser's New Works In NYC Subway Stations
Milton Glaser debuted three new works in 276 New York City subway stations. The three posters - a direct counterpoint to President Trump's attack on humanity - reflect Milton's agency and commitment to justice using art & design to inspire social engagement.
International Reggae Poster Contest 2017
The 6th edition of the International Reggae Poster Contest is now open for submissions. The 100 best posters will be selected by a jury of design professionals and will be exhibited in the Art of Reggae exhibitions around the world.
DesignThinkers Vancouver 2018
DesignThinkers, Canada's premier conference for visual communicators, returns to Vancouver in 2018. The event will provide insights into design thinking, process and strategy, strengthening creative professionals' ability to deliver effective and innovative design communications.
2018 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international design awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, is open for entries. The competition is open to experiential graphic designers, environmental graphic designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, interaction designers, digital media designers, experience designers, students and others who have a hand in shaping communication in the built environment.
See/Hear: Type Directors Club Presents Swissted Poster Exhibition
Type Directors Club is hosting "See/Hear", a collection of all-type posters from New York City designer Mike Joyce's Swissted project, which merges his obsessions with punk rock and modern Swiss type. The exhibition is currently on display at Type Directors Club through February 2, 2018.
D&AD Launches Call for Entries for 56th Annual Awards
D&AD has today launched a call for entries for its 56th annual Awards. The 2018 Awards continue to support D&AD's 56 year long purpose of stimulating, celebrating and enabling creative excellence in design and advertising, in the firm belief that great work always creates better outcomes.
25th San Diego Latino Film Festival International Poster Competition
Media Arts Center San Diego, producer of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), invites visionary designers from all over the world to be a part of the silver anniversary of SDLFF by submitting a poster design to consideration. Artists and designers are encouraged to produce a commemorative poster design that will represent the history and legacy of the SDLFF.
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for its 64th Annual Communications Design and 2018 Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
Audi is Red Dot: Brand of the Year 2017
Audi has been named as the 'Red Dot: Brand of the Year 2017' for its consistent decisiveness in brand management and its effective collaboration with creative partners.
Interaction Awards 2018
The 2018 Interaction Awards is now open for submissions. Professionals and students are invited to submit concepts and/or production projects of any kind that exemplify outstanding interaction design in one or more of the six categories.
2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards
The 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards is now open for submissions. The annual awards program celebrates Victorian designers and businesses that use design to create better products, services, businesses and ultimately a better state of Victoria.
SND London '17
The Society for News Design (SND) will hold its first-ever conference in London. The conference will bring together the most creative minds in the industry to talk about what's going on in their professional life, what are the challenges of designers and how they succeed.
2017 Midas Awards Are Now Open for Entries
The 2017 Midas Award for the World's Best Financial Advertising is now open for entries. Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards is the only awards show to recognize excellence in financial advertising and marketing on a global scale.
Kerning for a Cause 2017
The Chicago Chapter of The Architecture Lobby is calling for submissions for its second annual design competition, Kerning for a Cause. The competition is open to all architects, designers, and those who self-identify as laborers, to redesign the Federal Labor Laws poster that is legally mandated to hang in any business with employees.
DesignThinkers 2017 Toronto
DesignThinkers 2017 Toronto conference will be held November 7 & 8 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
typotherapy Redesigns University of Toronto's English Magazine
typotherapy recently redesigned the University of Toronto's 'English' magazine. The purpose of the magazine is to act as a voice, communicate opinions, and to inform students and faculty about what's happening in the Department of English.
Making Policy Public 2017: Call for Proposals
The call for proposals for the 10th anniversary year of Making Policy Public is now open. CUP seeks organizations who are working to address a policy issue that would benefit from a visual explanation, and where the lack of understanding of this issue is leading to social injustice.
New York Times Magazine Typography: New Exhibit at Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has recently opened its new summer exhibition "New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 - Present," highlighting brand-new typography and innovative design used by an energetic team to bring a fresh graphic approach to this weekly's must-read journalism and commentary.
Winners of 2017 European Design Awards
The winners of the 2017 European Design Awards have been unveiled at a ceremony in Porto's Rivoli Theatre.
AIGA Eye on Design Unveils New Branding
Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree have unveiled the new visual identity for the inaugural AIGA Eye on Design Conference.
2017 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award
The 2017 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award (TiGDA) is now open for submissions. Organized by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs of China in collaboration with International Council of Design (ico-D) and Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA), the competition is open to designers from all over the world.
Type With Pride Contest
Ogilvy & Mather NYC, in partnership with Fontself, recently launched Type With Pride, a milestone color font project to honor Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic Rainbow Flag.