Graphic Design News
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.
MSI Creator Awards
MSI has launched a new competition to celebrate 2D graphic designers, 3D animators and video editors globally. The awards are free to enter, and each submission will be evaluated by a panel of acclaimed artists based on creativity and originality, relevance and skill.
Straight Forward Designs Launch Campaign for Skittles Giants
Straight Forward Design has created the launch campaign for Mars Wrigley's Skittles Giants, a larger-than-life, softer-centered version of its much-loved original fruit candies.
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.
International Visual Identity Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the seventh annual International Visual Identity Awards.
2020 SEGD Branded Environments (POSTPONED)
The SEGD Branded Environments, the event for the design of brand-centric customer experiences, returns to the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas for the fourth year in a row. The event features a diverse lineup of speakers, tour offerings and opportunities to connect with fellow participants as well as the local design community.
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.
Studio Output Designs New Brand Identity for Mixcloud
Studio Output has designed an all-new brand identity for Mixcloud, a leading streaming platform used by tens of millions of creators and listeners worldwide, to mark its 10th anniversary.
Center for Book Arts Announces 'Between Heritage and Modernity' Seminar Series
The Center for Book Arts is hosting a series of three seminars dedicated to Arabic type design and typography, curated by Dr. Nadine Chahine, taking place on March 5, 7, and 19.
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.
B&B Studio Designs Brand Identity for Bio&Me
B&B studio has designed the identity for Bio&Me, a gut-loving food brand co-founded by leading gut health expert Dr. Megan Rossi.
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.
Pentagram Rebrands Dashlane
Pentagram recently designed the new branding for Dashlane, a cross-platform password manager and digital wallet application.
Best Practice Architecture Completes WORKout
Best Practice Architecture recently completed WORKout - a beautiful athletic space nestled into the Columbia Center in Downtown Seattle.
Good Design 2020 Opens for Submissions
The 70th edition of Good Design, the world's most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, is now open for submissions.
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.
B&B studio Designs Visual Identity for OATH
B&B studio a bold visual identity for functional drinks brand OATH. OATH has been released as a range of four ready-to-drink flavors, with organic ingredients carefully selected for their health and wellness benefits.
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.
Bluemarlin Rebrands Mooncup
Mooncup has undergone a complete brand refresh created by bluemarlin. The rebrand supports the period care company's shift from a discreet alternative to a confident category leader, strengthening its stand out in the growing menstrual cup market that it was instrumental in establishing.
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.
'Anatomy of an AI System' by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler Wins 2019 Beazley Design of the Year
'Anatomy of an AI System,' an infographic map and research project by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Beazley Design of the Year.
Wolff Olins Reimagines Vonage as Next-generation Communications Brand
Wolff Olins worked closely with Vonage to create a unified identity that brought together the best of its heritage with the innovation it's known for today.
Design Bridge Creates Packaging Design for Fortnum & Mason's New Chocolate Range
Design Bridge has created the designs for a 'wild and rebellious' new range of Fortnum & Mason chocolates.
Monotype Debuts Helvetica Now MT
Monotype has debuted its new branding and company typeface, 'Helvetica Now MT.' The new typeface will allow Monotype to pare its visual identity back to the absolute minimum.
Turner Duckworth Helps McDonald's Celebrate 40 Years of the Happy Meal
Turner Duckworth has created a new campaign for McDonald's that may remind you of your childhood.
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.
Charlie Smith Designs 2019 Christmas Special Stamps for Royal Mail
Royal Mail has unveiled its 2019 Christmas Special Stamps, designed by Charlie Smith Design. The London studio worked with paper-cutting artist duo Hari and Deepti to craft this year's Nativity-themed collection.
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.
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards 2020
New York Festivals International Advertising Awards is now open for entries for the 2020 competition. New York Festivals also announced the Midas Awards has merged into the prestigious NYF Advertising Awards.
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.
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.
D&AD Launches 2020 New Blood Awards
D&AD has launched the briefs for the 2020 D&AD New Blood Awards. As one of the largest competitions for emerging creatives to exercise and showcase their talents on briefs set in partnership with some of the world's leading brands, the design-led briefs have been set by brands including BBC, Google, Penguin, and XBox.
2019 SEGD Xlab: The Future of Experience & Place
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design's 2019 Xlab, the ninth-annual experiential graphic design gathering, will be held in Brooklyn at BRIC for the second consecutive year. This year's theme, 'The Future of Experience & Place,' will explore the increasing value and demand in creating experiences.
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.
SLC Graphic Design Olympics
ThoughtLab has teamed up with SL Design Week to bring you the first-ever Salt Lake City Graphic Design Olympics, a 3 part competition that will be held throughout design week and is open to all designers in the greater salt lake city area.
Design Museum Announces 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year Nominees
The Design Museum has unveiled the 76 nominees for the 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year. Nominees include a meme-inspired dress collection by Viktor & Rolf, a data generated proxy address system created to reduce homelessness, the world's first hands-free breast pump, Adidas's collaboration with designer Ji Won Choi, as worn by Beyoncé, food sharing app OLIO and The Shed's extendable building in New York.
Ragged Edge Designs Superhero-themed Brand Identity for Wind
Ragged Edge has created a new superhero-themed brand identity for Wind, the leading international e-scooter sharing company.
Communication Arts Publishes Design Annual 60
Communication Arts has published Design Annual 60, featuring the results of its 60th annual design competition.
Robot Food Designs Branding for Dog Food Subscription Service
Robot Food has designed the branding for the new dog food subscription service itsdogfood.com.
Bulletproof Creates New Global Brand Identity for Football Association of Wales
Bulletproof has created a new global brand identity for the Football Association of Wales (FAW).
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%, 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.
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.