Communication Design News
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.
Getty Images Launches Visual GPS
Getty Images has launched Visual GPS, a new research report identifying four key 'Forces' - sustainability, technology, wellness and realness - that drive consumer preferences around visual content and impact purchase decision making.
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design. Designers, agencies and companies are invited to enter their brands and creative works to this international design competition.
UCDA Design Awards 2020
The 2020 UCDA Design Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards program recognizes the best of the exceptional design and creative work done by communication professionals to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational, or higher education) and supports the exchange of ideas and information relating to the unique role of these creatives.
Posterheroes 2020: Call for Entries
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Posterheroes international contest of visual communication.
Ragged Edge Rebrands Advisory App Multiply
Ragged Edge recently rebranded UK's first FCA-approved automated financial advisory app 'Multiply.'
Gretel Rebrands Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup
Gretel has unveiled its rebrand for the Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup (SND) and its highly successful sub-brand for the dance program, Dance Italia.
2020 European Design Awards
The 2020 European Design Awards, an annual event, bringing together the best examples of communication design in Europe, is now officially open for entries.
Joseph Binder Award 2020
The Joseph Binder Award is an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration. The award is held every two years by designaustria.
Good Design Awards 2020
Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. The annual Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
AIGA Releases New Issue of Eye on Design Magazine
AIGA has released the sixth issue of its Eye on Design Magazine, which explores the elusive concept of idealism in its many forms.
CLEVER°FRANKE Designs Visual Identity for 2020 Eurovision Song Contest
CLEVER°FRANKE has designed the visual identity for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The data-driven design, which forms the visual basis for the three shows and the event in Rotterdam, symbolizes the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the contest, as well as the 41 countries that come together for it.
International Reggae Poster Contest 2020
The 7th International Reggae Poster Contest is now open for submissions. Entrants are asked to create a poster about Reggae Music, with a focus on the messages that reggae and all the other genres of Jamaican popular music are spreading globally.
How to Be a Cult Leader: A Dark Design Parody by Juniper ParkTBWA
Juniper ParkTBWA has created a new series for Wayward Arts that seeks to answer many of life's 'How to...' questions.
The One Club Hosts Neurodiversity Creative Workshop 'PSAs Gone Wild'
The One Club for Creativity recently partnered with nine leading agencies and production companies to host 'PSAs Gone Wild,' the first neurodiversity creative workshop for talented artists with developmental disabilities.
Best Brands & Communication Design: Red Dot Winners Selection 2019
The Best Brands & Communication Design exhibition features an exclusive selection from the winners of the Red Dot Brands & Communication Design Awards.
Wolff Olins Delivers Kinetic Rebrand for WarnerMedia
Wolff Olins recently created a dynamic visual identity for WarnerMedia. Born from the acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T, WarnerMedia is a global media and entertainment conglomerate with a portfolio of iconic brands like HBO, CNN, TNT and Warner Brothers.
Elmwood New York Reimagines Brand Identity for Flexible Workspace Knotel
Elmwood New York has created a new brand identity and design ecosystem for flexible workspace provider, Knotel.
ShopTalk Creates Branding for Studio Duggan's Exclusive Homeware Brand 'Trove'
ShopTalk has created a holistic brand identity for Studio Duggan's new exclusive homeware brand 'Trove.'
27th San Diego Latino Film Festival International Poster Competition
The 27th San Diego Latino Film Festival International Poster Competition is now open for submissions. Entrants are asked to create a commemorative poster design that will represent the history and legacy of the SDLFF.
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
The Type Directors Club announced the Call for Entries for the TDC66 The World's Best Typography competition. TDC66 includes competitions for Communication Design and Typeface Design.
Cactus Designs Branding for Parc Mosaic
Cactus recently completed a new branding project for Parc Mosaic - a mindful apartment community in Boulder with the intent of attracting thoughtful, long-term residents.
Charlie Smith Designs 'Words By' for Unicef Next Generation
Charlie Smith Design has designed Unicef Next Generation's 'Words By,' a collection of poetry from 138 diverse voices.
StormBrands Designs New Unifying Brand for Air Partner
StormBrands has designed a new identity for global aviation services group Air Partner. The new identity brings together the different services offered by Air Partner under a unifying brand purpose of 'delivering the extraordinary to fly our world.' The digital-first approach is anchored by a graphic language of triangles and celebrates Air Partner's rich heritage in the golden era of aviation.
D&AD Launches 57th Annual
D&AD has launched its 57th Annual - a collection of the best in creative work across the design and advertising industry.
ShopTalk Creates Empowering Identity for Equality-in-business Action Group WeQual
Former Executive Director of the Financial Times, Katie Litchfield, has launched an equality-in-business action group WeQual, aimed to open the doors of FTSE 350 executive committees to women, challenging the male-dominated culture of c-suite positions and, ultimately, improving business for everyone.
Cactus Unveils 'Greater Zion' Branding Project
Cactus recently completed a branding project for Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office.
Precipice Designs Launch Campaign and Packaging for Braun Audio LE Smart Speakers
Precipice Design has created the campaign and new packaging to relaunch Braun's iconic LE speaker range by Dieter Rams - their bold return to the audio world.
STA 100 International Typography Competition
The STA 100 International Typography Competition is now open for submissions. Since 1978, the Society of Typographic Arts has recognized innovative communication design through its competition.
Communication Arts Publishes Design Annual 60
Communication Arts has published Design Annual 60, featuring the results of its 60th annual design competition.
loyalkaspar Rebrands Entertainment Marketing Association Promax
loyalkaspar recently rebranded global entertainment marketing association Promax to help it expand its community of marketing executives beyond the confines of traditional TV.
Applied Arts 2019 Advertising Awards
Submissions are now open for the Applied Arts' 2019 Advertising Awards, an international competition open to all disciplines of advertising work including, but not limited to, traditional advertising work from print, out-of-home, radio, television, to interactive work and experiential promotional opportunities that work to strengthen a brand.
Here Design Creates Vibrant Identity for Get Up, Stand up Now
Here Design recently created the identity for 'Get Up, Stand Up Now,' a major new exhibition at London's Somerset House.
DesignThinkers Toronto Conference 2019
The 2019 DesignThinkers Toronto Conference will be held October 24-25 at the Sony Centre. Organized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), DesignThinkers is Canada's largest annual graphic design conference, connecting designers from around the world.
3rd Annual Athena Ad Awards: Call for Submissions
The 3rd Annual Athena Ad Awards, a joint project between The 3% Movement and Athena Film Festival, is accepting creative campaign submissions from all global brands and agencies. The Awards aims to honor creative work that accurately and respectfully depicts women, highlights their courage and moxie, and resonates with audiences.
OFFF Vienna 2019 Design Festival
The 2019 OFFF Vienna design conference will be held October 4-5 under the motto of "Connect, grow and inspire people through interdisciplinary art and creativity in order to boost the knowledge exchange and collaboration."
Torino Graphic Days 2019
The fourth edition of the Torino Graphic Days - the international festival dedicated to visual communication - will take place October 3-6, featuring workshops, talks, performances and exhibitions that will celebrate the fusion among visual arts.
The New Division Launches 'Target Finder' to Communicate UN's Iconic 17 Global Goals
The New Division, the sustainability strategy agency behind the design for the UN's iconic 17 Global Goals, has today launched a new Target Finder to help communicate them.
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%, 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.
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.