Digital Design News
The ARTS+ 'Future of Culture' Festival
THE ARTS+ "Future of Culture Festival" will take place at the Frankfurter Buchmesse from October 10 - 14, 2018 in Hall 4.1. Core theme of the event is 'the transformation of culture and creativity by digitalization.'
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.
Communication Arts 25th Annual Interactive Competition
Communication Arts magazine is calling for submissions for its 25th Interactive Competition. The annual competition celebrates the best work being done for the Web, Desktop, interactive installation and handheld devices. Student work is also being accepted.
Sub Rosa Creates New Visual Identity and Website for STARR Restaurant Group
Recently STARR Restaurants tapped Sub Rosa to redesign a more user-friendly website for 33 of the restaurant group's restaurants across five cities.
Adobe Adds 600+ Monotype Fonts to Typekit
Adobe has added 665 fonts from Monotype to its Typekit library. Many of the Monotype fonts now available for sync were originally designed in the early 20th century and have been updated and refined over the years to bring them from their original use cases such as the letterpress, hot-metal typesetting and phototypesetting to the digital era.
DSE Opens Call for 2019 APEX Awards Nominations
Digital Signage Expo is now accepting nominations for its 2019 APEX Awards. The Awards recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.
LMN Architects Designs Experimental Music Experience Space for Seattle Symphony
LMN Architects has revealed its design for 'Octave 9,' an experimental multi-sensory music experience space.
Indigo Design Award 2019
The 2nd Indigo Design Award is now open for entries. Indigo is open to conceptual and completed designs that are five years old or less.
MET Studio Designs the Monastic Way Visitor Experience to Tell 1000-year Story of Buckfast Abbey
MET Studio has designed an immersive visitor experience, 'The Monastic Way,' celebrating 1000 years of Buckfast Abbey and telling the story of 1500 years of Benedictine monks and nuns history.
D&AD Announces 2018 New Blood Award Winners
D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards. The Awards offer a platform for students and other new creatives to showcase their talents on real briefs, set by real clients.
Samsung and Dezeen Launch Ambient Mode Design Competition
Samsung and Dezeen have launched a design competition that challenges designers to create graphics for the Ambient Mode feature on Samsung's QLED TVs.
Leviathan's Dolby Gallery Metamorphosis
Leviathan was recently invited to take part in a series of Dolby exhibitions that explore the leading edge of audio and imaging technologies in partnership with contemporary artists.
Adobe MAX 2018 Creativity Conference
The 2018 Adobe MAX Creativity Conference will be held October 15-17 in Los Angeles. MAX is the annual gathering of over 12,000 graphic, web, and multi-disciplinary designers; creative and art directors; film, video, and motion graphics pros; photographers; and creative leaders.
iJungle Illustration Awards 2018
The 2018 iJungle Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. The contest is open to illustrators, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all over the world.
Music Data Drives These Butterflies in Trafalgar Square
Superunion has created a film and campaign with digital artist David McLeod to promote London Symphony Orchestra's annual summer concert in London's Trafalgar Square.
SOFTlab Creates Interactive Wall Installation for IBM Watson HQ
SOFTlab recently completed Currents, an interactive wall installation for the IBM Watson headquarters in Atlanta.
Lab101 Designs Interactive Touchwall for Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Featuring Crowdsourced Animations
Lab101 has created a digital wall for the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. Visitors are invited to start their discovery by touching one of the selected pieces on display on the six screens at the museum entrance.
Kurppa Hosk Develops New Brand Design and Strategy for Tink
Kurppa Hosk has developed a new brand design and strategy for Tink, a personal finance management service headquartered in Sweden.
SIGGRAPH 2018 Vancouver
The 45th SIGGRAPH conference, world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, will take place August 12-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Zara to Launch Augmented Reality App
Zara will launch Zara AR, an augmented reality app geared to its Studio Collection, on April 18 across 120 flagship stores around the world.
Future Lions 2018: Call for Entries
AKQA has today announced the Call for Entries for the 13th annual Future Lions competition, the undergraduate competition to discover a new generation of creative talent and showcase inspirational and innovative thinking. The global student competition is in collaboration with the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
True AR Challenge
WayRay is calling designers, developers, and digital creatives to create new augmented reality solutions for cars.
Adobe XD Announces Integrations with Photoshop CC and Sketch
Adobe has today announced new time-saving features for XD. Notably, users can now bring their Photoshop and Sketch assets and design files directly into XD, enabling designers to automatically convert to XD files and more quickly create interactive prototypes.
2018 COMPUTEX Design and Innovation Awards
The 11th COMPUTEX Design and Innovation Awards are now open for submissions. The annual award program honors products that stand out through excellent design.
2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The Awards celebrate student achievement at the intersection of technology and creativity.
2018 Vizzies Challenge
The National Science Foundation has announced the 2018 Vizzies Challenge. The competition honors the most beautiful visualizations from the worlds of science and engineering.
ARCHITECT's 12th Annual R+D Awards
ARCHITECT magazine is now accepting entries for its 12th Annual R+D Awards. The Awards program is open to architects, engineers, fabricators, manufacturers, researchers, faculty, and students worldwide.
UX London 2018
The 10th UX London, the internationally renowned UX conference, will be held May 23-25. The conference will bring engaging industry leaders from around the world together to present a combination of inspirational talks and lively, hands-on workshops.
TYPO Labs 2018
The third annual TYPO Labs conference will be held April 12-14 in Berlin. Under the theme of 'How far can we go?,' the conference will bring together 300 international developers to discuss new technologies for rendering text across the digital spectrum, including online, on mobile screens, and in virtual spaces.
Hato Designs 'Start with a Mark' Campaign for D&AD
D&AD recently enlisted Hato to create the campaign 'Start with a Mark,' a co-design tool that will be shared with D&AD's community to generate this year's festival identity. The campaign was created in the belief that every great idea starts with a mark.
8th Annual Lovie Awards: Call for Entries
The 8th Annual Lovie Awards is now open for submissions. The Lovie Awards honours the best of the European Internet across Websites, Internet Video, Online Advertising, Apps, Mobile Sites & Podcasts and Social.
The Rookies 2018
The 2018 Rookies will open for submissions March 7th. The annual Awards celebrates the year's most talented student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, photographers, and digital artists.
UTÖKA Creates Design-Driven CGI/Motion Graphic Spot For Mizuno
UTÖKA blended photo-real CGI and motion graphic design with live-action footage for a multi-platform spot showcasing the cutting-edge technology behind MIZUNO Maxcor, MIZUNO's high-performance baseball bat.
Monotype Mosaic: Cloud-Based Font Platform for Enterprises
Monotype has today launched Mosaic, a cloud-based font platform that provides enterprises with an easy way to discover, manage, share and deploy Monotype fonts.
ESI Design Transforms Iconic Chicago Office Building with Large-scale Light-Art Installation
ESI Design has transformed the entrance of 1 North Dearborn - a iconic Chicago office building - with a large-scale digital art installation.
Adobe XD Previews New Feature and Unveils Free Icon Kits
Adobe has unveiled a sneak preview of vector graphic support in Creative Cloud Libraries coming soon to Adobe XD.
Morpholio Launches Trace Pro for iPhone
Morpholio has launched Trace Pro for iPhone that intends to transform site visits by importing key components of the design process into the Construction Administration Phase.
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.
The Webby Awards 2018 Deadline Extended
The deadline has been extended for the 2018 Webby Awards until January 26. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
ADC 97th Annual Awards
Submissions are now being accepted for the 97th ADC Annual Awards. The Awards, this year with the theme "Where Craft Will Take Us", continues the organization's historic focus of honoring global work that exemplifies the very best in craft, design and innovation.
UX Design Awards 2018
The 2018 UX Design Awards is now open for entries. The UX Design Awards are a singular competition, focusing on user experience as a key asset in a connected world. A distinction for excellent user experience places a unique selling proposition of innovative products and services in the foreground.
Reality Redrawn Challenge
As part of the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, Mozilla launched the Reality Redrawn Challenge. The non-profit is sponsoring public demonstrations that make the power of misinformation and its potential impacts visible and visceral.
2018 Fjord Trends Report: Tension Shapes the Future of Human-machine Interactions
Fjord has relased its 2018 Trends Report. Now in its 11th year, the annual report identifies 7 key trends expected to disrupt the way we live and work in the year ahead.
Adobe XD Introduces Multiple New Time-Saving Features
December's Adobe XD CC release has introduced several time-saving features that enable designers to quickly and efficiently turn ideas into experiences across multiple devices and platforms.
Concepts Releases Version 5 Featuring New Drag and Drop Features
Concepts, the award-winning iOS design application from TopHatch, has released Concepts 5, fully integrating with Apple's iOS 11 for enhanced workflow and performance.
MAP Design Lab Creates MOVE Studio for Microsoft MR
Microsoft recently commissioned MAP Design Lab to create a kinetic experience as one of four featured demos showcasing the breadth of Windows Mixed Reality capabilities.
HOW Design Live 2018 Boston: Where Creatives Converge, Connect
The 2018 HOW Design Live take place April 30 - May 3 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. The event will connect nearly 4,000 professionals from every U.S. state and from dozens of countries around the world.
FITC Amsterdam 2018
The 2018 FITC Amsterdam will be held February 19-20 at the Pakhuis De Zwijger. Now in its 11th year, FITC features the world's most innovative, technical and creative talks that will inspire you to pursue your dreams and create your very best work.
D&AD Launches 17 New Creative Briefs for New Blood Awards 2018
D&AD has launched 17 new creative briefs for the 2018 New Blood Awards. Open to young people aged between 18 and 24, and to students and recent graduates of any age, the New Blood Awards briefs are a great way for emerging new talent to experience the reality of the creative industry. This year, briefs have been set by the likes of adidas, BBC, JCDecaux, John Lewis, giffgaff, Hasbro and Microsoft.
TYPO Berlin 2018
The 2018 TYPO Berlin will be held May 17-19 at the House of World Cultures. The event will explore the mechanisms of the digital transformation, and will address the role of design in that process.
Communication Arts' 24th Annual Interactive Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 24th annual Interactive Competition. This juried competition celebrates the best work being done for the Web, Desktop, interactive installation and handheld devices. Student work is also being accepted.
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.
Abvent Launches Twinmotion 2018
The Abvent Group has launched Twinmotion 2018, the latest version of its award-winning 3D immersion software developed especially for architects, designers, landscapers and urban planners.
Future Portrait by PRISM at Panorama Music Festival
PRISM created an installation for the Panorama Music Festival that transformed participants' motion into an amazing dynamic film.
Adobe Releases Exclusive Instagram + Photoshop Tutorial from Jaxson Pohlman
Adobe has released an easy and shareable step-by-step tutorial from fine art photographer Jaxson Pohlman. The Instagram tutorial shows how to create a composite dreamscape in just a few steps.
Concepts Releases New Update Focused on Apple Pencil
Concepts, a digital design sketchbook app for iPad Pro, released a new update that focuses on the Apple Pencil, further blurring the lines between art and technology.
PubCoder 3 Released in Beta for Mac
PubCoder 3, a desktop application that allows users to design and distribute interactive content for mobile in any digital format, is now available in beta.
Converge Europe 2017: Explore the Intersection of Design and Technology
solidThinking has announced that the 2017 European Converge conference will take place October 17 at the SANAA building in Essen Germany. The conference will bring together industrial designers, design engineers, architects, and others active in product creation to explore the growing creative middle ground shared by both designers and engineers.
Thomas Heatherwick to Receive 2017 ACADIA Design Excellence Award
The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) has named Thomas Heatherwick as the recipient of the 2017 ACADIA Design Excellence Award.
Designers Fiesta 2017
The eight Designers Fiesta will be held September 15 at the Hackney Picturehouse, London. Designers Fiesta features key speakers and international instructors from print, web, video and new media work-flows.
Luminothérapie 2018-2019 Competition
Submissions are now open for the 2018-2019 Luminothérapie competition. The aim of this multidisciplinary competition is to enhance the public space and bring it to life with participatory works and architectural video projections.
New Identity for NASA Hybrid Reality Lab
Lucas Benarroch and Gonzalo Hergueta have unveiled the new identity for NHRL (NASA Hybrid Reality Lab), developed through a collaborative partnership between the NASA HRL Team and Fusion.
Wacom to Expand Cintiq Pro Line with Large Models
Beginning 2018, Wacom will expand the Cintiq Pro lineup with two large creative pen displays.
Adobe MAX 2017
The 2017 Adobe MAX Conference will be held October 18-20, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual event offers a unique opportunity to gain ideas and inspiration from leading photographers and Adobe experts who will share their tips, techniques, and workflows in valuable sessions and hands-on labs.
iJungle International Illustration Awards 2017
The 2017 iJungle Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. The contest is open to illustrators, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all over the world.
Thick by Maxi Spina
Thick by Maxi Spina, on view at the SCI-Arc from July 7, attempts to expand on the problems of material thickness through the topic of sections, ruins, fragments, constructions, figurations, simultaneity, and representation.
Highlights from TYPO Berlin 2017
The 2017 TYPO Berlin came to a close on Friday. Over the course of three days, a total of 1,579 participants and 84 speakers exchanged ideas on the new developments in visual communication via exciting presentations, performances and workshops.
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.
Wacom Announces Bamboo Ink and Bamboo Sketch
Wacom has today announced two new smart styluses to help creatives capture ideas. Bamboo Ink is a smart stylus developed with Microsoft for the Windows Ink Workspace that works across most Windows 10 platforms.
Adobe Scan: Turn Paper into Intelligent Digital Documents
Adobe has today unveiled Adobe Scan, a new free mobile app that turns your phone or tablet into a powerful, intelligent scanning and text recognition tool.
Fab x The Future of New Media
Fab hosted a new media thought-leader panel during NYCxDesign on Tuesday, May 23. The event took place at Showroom Seven/Seventh House PR in Hudson Yards.
Autodesk SketchBook 4.0 for iOS Arrives in the App Store
Autodesk has today released a new update for its digital painting and drawing app on the App Store.
Finish Line Taps Creative Consultancy Green Stone to Craft a New Generation of Mobile App
Green Stone recently redesigned Finish Line's mobile app with the aim of integrating personalized curation, style-centric content, and commerce in a delightfully differentiated way.
Winners of ADC 96th Annual Awards
The ADC has announced the winners of its 96th Annual Awards. McCann New York's "The Field Trip to Mars" for Lockheed Martin racked up the accolades at the global ADC 96th Annual Awards gala in New York with eight ADC Gold Cubes and a coveted ADC Black Cube in Digital for best in discipline.
Seymourpowell Reveals Cutting-edge VR to Design New Cars
Seymourpowell has created cutting-edge VR techniques for designing cars, and other vehicles, which allow design teams around the world to seamlessly collaborate in one virtual space and responds to today's challenges within the automotive industry.
7th Annual Lovie Awards
The final entry deadline for the 7th Annual Lovie Awards is June 9, 2017. The Lovie Awards is the only pan-European awards organisation to honour the full breadth of the European Internet, including Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile Sites, Apps & Podcasts and Social.
Autodesk Showcases Latest Flame Family & 3D Animation Software at NAB 2017
At NAB 2017, Autodesk is showcasing the newest versions of its solutions for media and entertainment, including Autodesk Flame Family 2018 update 1 for VFX; the Arnold 5.0 renderer; Maya 2017 update 3 for 3D animation; performance updates for Shotgun production tracking and review software; and 3ds Max 2018 software for 3D modeling.
Adobe's Project Felix Coffee Break Series: Learn 3D Compositing in 60 Seconds
Adobe recently released an easy-to-use 3D compositing tool, 'Project Felix,' that enables graphic designers to take their abilities and skills to new dimensions.
Good Design Award 2017
The 2017 Good Design Award is now open for submissions. Good Design Award is one of the world's leading design promotion system that aims to discover good design in various fields that develop industries and enrich our lives and to publicize them to society.
Data Moiré by SDA/IBM Watson
Synthesis Design + Architecture recently completed Data Moiré, a data-driven feature wall for the IBM Watson Experience Center in San Francisco that leverages the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson to inform a parametric modeling and digital fabrication design process.
Big Radical Adds Alex Barclay to Its Senior Team
Big Radical has hired Alex Barclay, former Design and Innovation Principal at Accenture, as its new Strategy and Innovation Director. This is Big Radical's first senior appointment since its launch in January this year.
IIDA NY Explores Virtual Reality at Pioneering Design Event
On Monday, April 3rd, the New York Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA NY) hosted its 19th annual "Pioneering Design" lecture series, led by Caitlin Burns, a transmedia producer and the Vice Chair of the Producers' Guild of America.
London International Awards 2017
The 2017 London International Awards (LIA) is now open for submissions. The Awards honors creativity and new ideas in Advertising, Production, Digital, Design, Music & Sound, Technology and Branded Entertainment.
Engage Works Partners with AVMI to Bring New Microsoft Tools to Clients
Engage Works has partnered with AVMI to host the event Digital Workplace Transformation. The event was held in Engage's innovation lounge, Flux, and showcased the Microsoft Surface Hub and Hololens.
Global Digital Signage Conference 2017
The first ever Global Digital Signage Conference is set to take place May 11, 2017 as a major part of London Digital Signage Week. James Abdool, Head of Digital Experience at Arcadis will keynote the conference and explain how he 'discovered' the digital signage industry whilst building a very successful business streaming music into the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Adobe Releases Updates to Project Felix and Adobe XD
Adobe has today released updates to two of its designer-focused tools: Project Felix and Adobe XD.
Bluecadet Creates Interactive Exhibits for Royal Ontario Museum
Bluecadet created two interactive experiences for a recent exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum that highlight a world where the highly endangered species is no longer threatened by extinction.
IIDA NY Lecture Series to Explore Virtual and Augmented Realities
On Monday, April 3rd, attendees at the New York Chapter of the International Interior Design Association's (IIDA NY) 19th annual "Pioneering Design" lecture series will get to engage in one of today's hot topics: virtual reality.
Surface Travel Awards 2017
The inaugural Surface Travel Awards are now open for submissions. The competition aims to recognize and honor the world's best, most thoughtfully conceived projects and products, as well as the architects, designers, and other innovators who inspire, empower, and connect travelers.
The Rookies 2017
Submissions are now open for the 2017 The Rookies, an annual event which showcases and discovers the best new talent graduating from courses in creative fields.
HUSH Inspires Peak Performance with All-New Suite of Intensive Games for The Pursuit by Equinox
HUSH has created four all-new games for Equinox's trademark in-studio competitive digital cycling platform 'The Pursuit by Equinox.' HUSH's suite of unique cycling experiences inspire participation while also helping users reach optimal performance.
Earth 2050 Project Invites Dreamers, Innovators and Designers to Predict and Illustrate the Future
POSSIBLE Moscow has created an interactive portal for Kaspersky Lab that invites users to discuss the world of the future, the opportunities it brings and the threats it might cause.
Adobe Launches Make It Now Series: 60-Second Design Tutorials
Adobe has launched a new video series, "Make It Now," offering tutorials to help with projects that require a quick turn.
HUSH Develops Bold, Prismatic Experience for New Luxury NYC Property
HUSH has partnered with luxury real estate developer Toll Brothers City Living and Gemdale Properties and Investments, to craft an engaging visual installation that reinforces the distinctive, prismatic design and vibrant surroundings of the company's eagerly anticipated property 121 E 22ND in New York City.
Disney Emoji: As Told by You
Adobe has announced the launch of the "Disney Emoji: As Told by You" contest in conjunction with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. Students, aged 18-24 years old, can enter by submitting an original piece of emoji artwork for the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, where they will spend five days with Disney pros use Adobe Creative Cloud to bring their imaginations and creative thinking to life.
Refugee Shelter Named Best Design of 2016 by Design Museum
Better Shelter has been named the Beazley Design of the Year by Design Museum for its outstanding contribution towards the global issue of population displacement.
2017 European Design Awards
The 2017 European Design Awards is now open for entries. The annual competition aims to celebrate best examples of communication design in Europe.
Adobe Showcases Sensei Technology Innovations
Adobe Research has released three videos this week showcasing innovation, leveraging Adobe Sensei technology, that the team has cooking behind the scenes.
Wacom Unveils New Intuos Pro, Intuos Pro Paper Edition and Small Bamboo Folio
Wacom has today unveiled the new generation of Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Paper Edition pen and touch tablets for creatives, and the small Bamboo Folio smartpad for consumers, students and professionals on the go.
2017 Siggraph Conference: Call for Submissions
2017 Siggraph, set for July 30 through August 3 in Los Angeles, has announced a call for submissions.