Graphic Design News
& SMITH Re-defines Tea Category with New Brand Creation, OFFBLAK
& SMITH has designed the branding for new direct-to-consumer lifestyle tea brand 'OFFBLAK.' Looking to redefine the tea category, OFFBLAK targets Gen Z and Millennials that are driven by beauty, status, and experience with an identity that encourages the consumer to 'Drink tea like everybody's watching.'
Adobe's New 'Brand Stand' Visual Trend Report Unpacks Brand Purpose from Nike to Gillette
Adobe Stock recently unveiled its latest 2019 Visual Trend Report, 'Brand Stand,' exploring the explosive consumer demand for companies that align with their own values and how brands can seize the moment with high-impact creative that resonates.
Gagarin Designs Heart of Iceland Exhibition at Thingvellir National Park
Þingvellir is a natural wonder, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and also the place where Iceland became a commonwealth when the parliament was established there in 930.
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.
Beazley Designs of the Year 2019: Public Nominations Now Open
To mark its 30th anniversary, the Design Museum is asking public to help with the Beazley Designs of the Year selection process by nominating their favorite designs from the past twelve months.
Here Design Creates Brand Identity for The Fife Arms
Here has recently created the branding for The Fife Arms, a reimagined Victorian coaching inn in Braemar, Scotland owned by internationally-renowned gallerists Iwan and Manuela Wirth (founders of Hauser & Wirth).
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.
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, the world's premier digital media competition for students and emerging creators.
International Visual Identity Awards 2019
The sixth annual International Visual Identity Awards is now open for submissions.
Le Grand Prix du Carré Hermès: Scarf Design Competition
Hermès has launched an international scarf design competition, open to designers, artists, and illustrators. Hermès will purchase the competition winners' designs for reproduction in one of its future collections.
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986, on view at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) from April 9 through August 18, will explore the punk and post-punk movements through the lens of graphic design. The exhibition will feature more than four hundred of punk's most memorable graphics, including flyers, posters, album covers, promotions, zines, and other ephemera.
Pantone Metallics Guides and Chip Books
Pantone has today released Pantone Metallics for Graphic and Packaging Design, a collection of metallic spot colors intended for use on printed products, packaging, branding, and other collateral.
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.
2020 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grants
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is offering Independent Project grants of up to $10,000 for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals. NYSCA's 2020 program in Architecture + Design is offered to individuals or teams to creatively explore or research an issue or problem in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, community centered design, historic preservation, fashion, graphic, industrial, and/or interior design that advances that field and contributes to a broader understanding of design.
2019 SEGD Branded Environments
The SEGD Branded Environments event returns to the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas for the third year in a row. Once again, the event will feature a diverse lineup of speakers, tour offerings and opportunities to connect with fellow participants as well as the local design community.
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 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.
Echo Refreshes 'English Tea Shop' Brand
Echo recently revitalized brand identity and packaging for English Tea Shop. Echo's new designs tell English Tea Shop's strong sustainability story through a new brand mark featuring the word 'organic', a mandala design celebrating sustainable ingredients, and a new teapot icon and in-pack illustrations telling the brand's farm-to-cup story.
Straight Forward Design Creates Brand Identity and Comprehensive Business Strategy for Haptivate
Straight Forward Design has just created a striking brand identity and comprehensive business strategy for happiness training start-up, Haptivate.
Here Design Creates New Gift Range for the Tate
Here Design has developed a new range of art materials and gift products for the Tate, now available online and instore.
Design a Skateboard for Tony Hawk's New Mobile Game
Adobe has partnered with Tony Hawk for a design challenge to create a skateboard that will be featured in Tony Hawk's new mobile game, Skate Jam.
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.
The Bauhaus and Harvard
The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 28, marks the centennial of Bauhaus. The exhibition presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum's extensive Bauhaus collection.
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.
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).
Monotype Releases Four New Typefaces
Monotype has released four new type designs for creative professionals, including a sans serif that makes a statement (Malden), a textured calligraphic design (Amarone), a versatile script (Elicit Script), and a typeface inspired by classic cinema (Placard Next).
Soundation Gets Design Overhaul by Kurppa Hosk
Born from equal parts passion and need, Soundation was created to offer a powerful and high-quality online music production service for newcoming producers.
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.
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.
PB Creative Designs New Gifting Range for AXE
PB Creative has designed a holistic 2D and 3D packaging design for AXE. In the build up to the festive period, AXE's parent company Unilever asked PB Creative to further enhance its gifting experience for 2018, while reducing complexity and increasing sustainability.
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.
Straight Forward Design Rebrands 'Unsung' British Leather Goods Brand Tusting
Straight Forward Design has developed a fresh new identity and voice for British leather goods makers Tusting.
Denomination Designs Identity and Packaging for Strongbow Blossom Rosé
Denomination has created a brand new design for Strongbow Blossom Rosé Sparkling Apple Cider from Carlton & United Breweries.
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.
Robot Food Brings Wagg Pet Food Back to Life with Rebrand
Robot Food has rebranded Wagg, bringing playful clarity to the pet food aisle. Wagg's no frills, locally sourced, pet food was facing stiff competition from supermarket own-label.
Here Design Awakens Bangladeshi Tea Brand Teatulia
Here Design has created a bold new brand identity for Bangladeshi tea brand Teatulia as it launches in UK with a flagship store in Covent Garden.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Young Guns 16 Winners
The One Club for Creativity has announced the winners of the 16th Young Guns, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under.
Fossil Transforms Tin Packaging Design Process with Adobe’s Dimension CC
Fossil's iconic tin watch packaging is symbolic of its heritage. Featuring countless creative illustrations over the past 30 years, the tins have inspired books and become collectibles for both watch wearers and graphic designers.
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.
In/Visible Talks 2019
In/Visible Talks, a wildly inspiring one-day design conference that celebrates the creative process, will be held January 17, 2019 in San Francisco. The event will bring together over 300+ graphic designers, product designers, experience designers, content creators, architects, marketers, artists, writers, photographers, and all creatives in between.
ITSLIQUID International Contest 2018
The 6th ITSLIQUID International Contest is now open for submissions and offers artists, architects, designers the chance to win 100,000 Euros.
B&B Studio Creates Branding for FIX8 kombucha
B&B studio has created the branding for kombucha start-up FIX8. Launching in the UK this month and available in three core flavors, FIX8 is a brand born from the idea of positive addiction.
D&AD Launches Briefs for New Blood Awards 2019
D&AD today releases the briefs for the 2019 New Blood Awards. The Awards recognizes, educates and supports emerging creative talent from various backgrounds to get a foothold in the creative world - giving them a chance to respond to real briefs set by some of the world's biggest brands.
Dieline Relaunches with New Identity from Jones Knowles Ritchie
Dieline has received a refreshed creative platform and bold new identity developed by Jones Knowles Ritchie.
Stephen Kelleher Rebrands Gunner
Stephen Kelleher has completed the rebranding of Gunner, an award-winning animation studio based in Detroit. Having established itself as one of the most exciting new voices in the motion design industry, Gunner wanted to refresh its identity to reflect its position as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage.
Biles Hendry Takes Ella's Kitchen into the Frozen Aisle
Biles Hendry has developed a new brand architecture and identity for leading baby food brand Ella's Kitchen as it moves into the frozen aisle for the first time.
Design Miami/ Announces Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández as Recipients of 2018 Design Visionary Award
Design Miami/ has announced Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández as the recipients of the 2018 Design Miami/ Visionary Award. The annual award is given to creative talents across all fields that are engaging with design including designers, curators, architects, and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the field of design that offer a tangible and lasting impact on the world around us.
C&G Partners Designs Branding and Signage for US Embassy in London
C&G Partners recently completed branding, signage and interpretive design for the U.S. Embassy in London.
ADC Launches 98th Annual Awards
The 98th ADC Annual Awards is now open for entries. The Awards honors impeccable artistry and craftsmanship in advertising and design.
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.
Here Design Creates Colorful Brand for Deliciously Ella
Here has designed a colorful brand for Deliciously Ella's range of plant-based foods. Focussing on the celebration of plants, the new brand identity and packaging shows colourful eating and the diversity, freedom and creativity of the plant world.
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.
AIGA Announces 2017's 50 Best Books and Covers
AIGA and Design Observer have announced the results of the 2017 "50 Books | 50 Covers" competition.
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.
Toronto SEGD Speaker Series: PLAY
On October 4th, Toronto chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design will host studio members from aftermodern.Lab (Toronto/Calgary), Float4 (Montreal/New York) and Reich+Petch International (Toronto) as they dive deep to explore the role of PLAY in their work; from inspiration and ideation through process and outcomes.
Design Museum Announces Beazley Designs of the Year Nominations
The Design Museum has revealed the 87 nominees for the eleventh Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and awards.
Green Good Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. The competition's goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts-that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more sustainable universe.
The Young Guns 16 Finalists Announced
The One Club has revealed the finalists for its 16th Young Guns, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under.
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.
As, Not For: Exhibition at MICA Highlights African American Graphic Designers
'As, Not For,' on view at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center through September 22, presents an incomplete historical survey of work created by African-American graphic designers over the last century.
Communication Arts Publishes Design Annual 59
Communication Arts has published the results of its 59th annual design competition. Of the 3,894 entries, only 130 were selected by a jury of respected creative professionals, representing the work of designers, art directors, design firms, agencies, publishers and in-house creative departments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carter Wong Delivers Brand Identity for Nomadic Kefirs
Carter Wong has created new brand identity and packaging design for Nomadic's newly launched range of Kefir drinks.
Letters as Symbols: Paul Ibou's Unseen Logo Archive
Letters As Symbols, launched on Kickstarter, is based on Belgian graphic design pioneer Paul Ibou's collection of an unseen archive of logos designed by the leading designers of the 60s until the 80s.
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.
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.
Studio Blackburn Creates Brand Identity for London Development The Fisheries
Studio Blackburn has designed a new brand identity for The Fisheries, a residential and working space in London Fields.
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.
COLLINS Partners with Ogilvy to Redefine the Company's Brand Experience
Last month, Ogilvy announced its rebranding, complete with new visual identity, logo, and organizational design.
D&AD Launches New Blood Shift 2018
D&AD is calling for applications for its free night school in London for young people without further education to get into the creative industries. Shift London, now in its third year, aims to stimulate creative excellence by nurturing young creatives and working towards a fairer, more diverse industry.
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.
Camp + King Rebrands Del Taco
Camp + King recently updated the visual identity of Del Taco to give it a more unique and contemporary look. The clean, bold, silk-screened aesthetic uses a splash of spot color.
International Design Awards Launches 12th Annual Global Design Competition
The International Design Awards (IDA) is calling designers and architects from around the world to submit their most innovative designs to its 12th annual design competition. The competition is open to architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and fashion designers.
Oppo Expresses 'Good Temptation' with Redesign by Path
Path has redesigned the identity for Oppo, a premium range of healthy ice creams. The refreshed new look will support the brand's expansion into the mainstream and its extension into ready-to-eat desserts.
Formist Designs Gemma Smith's Found Ground
Formist has unveiled the first comprehensive survey of Gemma Smith's celebrated practice, Found Ground. A luscious 176 page hardcover volume featuring work from throughout Smith's career.
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.
Nude Brand Creation Designs Identity for Surrey Copper Distillery
Nude Brand Creation has revealed the brand identity and naming of newly launched The Surrey Copper Distillery.
Goodwin & Goodwin: Signs with Soul
'Signs With Soul' is a short documentary film capturing the creative spirit of Goodwin & Goodwin, a creative sign company in North London.
The Creative Summit 2018
The One Club's 2018 Creative Week will be held May 7-11 under the theme of 'How to Create Culture.' The Summit invites attendees to hear, share, and learn from some of the top industry tastemakers that are setting trends and shaping everything from internal culture to pop culture.
Yearbook of Type III
The Yearbook of Type presents an independent selection of new digital typefaces created all over the world-from larger publishers to smaller, independent typographers and foundries.
Young Guns 16: Call for Entries
Young Guns 16, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under, is now open for submissions.
Design Canada Film Trailer Released
GDC has released the trailer for Design Canada, a documentary film celebrating the golden era of Canadian graphic design.
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.
2018 SEGD Conference: Experience Minneapolis
The 2018 SEGD Conference will be held June 7-9 in Minneapolis. The conference will bring together the international experiential graphic design community in the 'City of Lakes' for three inspiring days of programming.
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.
The Print Center's 93rd Annual International Competition
The Print Center's 93rd Annual International Competition, one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States, is now open for entries to artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work.
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.
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.
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.