Graphic Design News
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.
Monotype Unveils Radical New Typeface: Ambiguity
Monotype has released a genre-bending typeface family called Ambiguity. By swapping everything creative professionals think they know about traditional and contrarian views of letter proportions, Ambiguity allows designers to experiment with expressing a range of attitudes and beliefs.
Communication Arts 2020 Typography Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 10th annual Typography Competition. The competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and handlettering.
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."
ShopTalk Creates Bespoke Typeface for Rock the Farm Festival
ShopTalk recently redesigned Chase Distillery's annual Rock The Farm Festival branding. Alongside the identity, the studio created a bespoke typeface, Spud Sans, which celebrates the potato and is completely ownable by Chase.
RGD Releases Updated AccessAbility Handbook for Graphic Designers
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) has released AccessAbility 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design. This book is meant for anyone involved in the process of designing communication materials.
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.
D&AD New Blood Shift London 2019 Open for Applications
D&AD's life-changing program, New Blood Shift London, is now open for applications. The free 12-weeknight school is designed to provide young people without higher education with a foothold into the creative industries.
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.
Samsung and Dezeen Launch 2019 Mobile Design Competition
Samsung and Dezeen have launched a design competition to challenge professional and student designers to imagine how we will use mobile devices in the future and present fresh perspectives on how Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and wearables could evolve.
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.
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.
Studio Ongarato Wins SEGD Honor Award for Arup Melbourne Headquarters
Studio Ongarato has been recognized for its work on Arup Melbourne's workplace at the 2019 SEGD Global Design Awards.
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.
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.
Young Guns 17: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity is calling for entries for Young Guns 17, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of creatives age 30 and under.
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.
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.
Design Bridge Redesigns Packaging for Iconic Skinwear Brand Wolford
Design Bridge Amsterdam has redesigned the packaging for the iconic Austrian skinwear brand Wolford.
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.
7th Kerning Conference: Wor(l)ds
The 7th Kerning Conference, an international conference in Italy dedicated only to type & web typography, will be held June 5-7 in Faenza.
2019 SEGD Conference: Experience Austin
The 2019 SEGD Conference, to be held June 6-8, will bring three inspirational days of experiential graphic design programming to the local and international community in the 'Lone Star State.'
Monotype Introduces Helvetica Now
Monotype has released 'Helvetica Now' typeface, a family of fonts that have been carefully and respectfully re-drawn by the Monotype Studio for the modern era.
& 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.