Graphic Design News
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.
C&G Partners Creates '1938 Projekt: Posts from the Past' for Leo Baeck Institute
C&G Partners recently created the visual identity, website, exhibition design and social media strategy for the '1938 Projekt: Posts from the Past,' a captivating year-long social, web and physical exhibition program which presents a daily stream of one archival document - a handwritten letter, a diary entry, a photo, a newspaper article - from that year belonging to German-speaking Jews as they lived through the 12 months leading up to Kristallnacht and the beginning of the Holocaust.
Joseph Binder Award 2018
The Joseph Binder Award, an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration, is now open for submissions. The Award is named after one of the most outstanding graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria between the two World Wars, who subsequently also revolutionized visual communication in the United States.
Poster For Tomorrow 2018
Submissions are now open for the 10th and final edition of the Poster For Tomorrow contest. The theme for 2018 is 'A Planet for Tomorrow.'
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018
The 2018 Red Dot Award: Communication Design will open for entries on March 5. Agencies, designers and companies from around the world are invited to submit their design and creative projects to this international design competition.
GOOD DESIGN Awards 2018
The annual GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world is now accepting submissions. Every year, designers and manufactures in about 50 nations are honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design.
Penguin Random House Design Award 2018
The 2018 Penguin Random House Design Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers students interested in pursuing a career in design to experience real cover design briefs first-hand.
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.
2018 SoGood Awards
Designers, design students and related communications professionals are invited to submit work to this international design competition that celebrates the power of design to do good.
Off Grid 18: The Experiential City
This February head to Wellington, New Zealand for Off Grid 18: The Experiential City. Off Grid 18 is the next international offering from the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) that 18 will engage you in a conversation about designing for the 'experiential city,' using exciting locations the city becomes the auditorium so you won't feel trapped in a lecture theatre or conference hotel.
Shutterstock Releases 2018 Creative Trends Report
Shutterstock has released its 2018 Creative Trends Report. The major trends identified in this report are determined by analyzing billions of searches within Shutterstock's collection of images by customers.
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.
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.
Milton Glaser's New Works In NYC Subway Stations
Milton Glaser debuted three new works in 276 New York City subway stations. The three posters - a direct counterpoint to President Trump's attack on humanity - reflect Milton's agency and commitment to justice using art & design to inspire social engagement.
Ragged Edge Delivers Straight Up Rebrand for Batch Organics
Ragged Edge designed a dynamic rebrand for Batch Organics, the no hype, no hassle health food brand for busy people who want to eat well.
Here Design Creates New Brand Identity for Redemption Roasters
Here Design recently created a new brand identity for artisan coffee company Redemption Roasters. Each batch of Redemption Roasters coffee is prepared by inmates enrolled in a training programme at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute, which aims to reduce reoffending rates through purposeful activity in an otherwise aimless confinement.
International Reggae Poster Contest 2017
The 6th edition of the International Reggae Poster Contest is now open for submissions. The 100 best posters will be selected by a jury of design professionals and will be exhibited in the Art of Reggae exhibitions around the world.
UCDA Design Education Summit 2018: Good Design Works
The 13th annual National UCDA Design Education Summit will be held May 20-22 at the Youngstown State University. This national summit for design educators, chairs, and students, continues an ongoing community created specifically for graphic design educators with many opportunities for professional participation and development.
60 Years of Logos: Chermayeff & Geismar
Directed by Dan Covert of Dress Code, '60 Years of Logos' honors Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar's collaboration for more than a half of century, which produced some of the most enduring and defining logos of the modern age - NBC, Chase, PBS, Showtime, Pan AM, Univision, National Geographic, NYU, The EPA, and MoMA.
2018 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international design awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, is open for entries. The competition is open to experiential graphic designers, environmental graphic designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, interaction designers, digital media designers, experience designers, students and others who have a hand in shaping communication in the built environment.
See/Hear: Type Directors Club Presents Swissted Poster Exhibition
Type Directors Club is hosting "See/Hear", a collection of all-type posters from New York City designer Mike Joyce's Swissted project, which merges his obsessions with punk rock and modern Swiss type. The exhibition is currently on display at Type Directors Club through February 2, 2018.
IDA International Design Awards 2018
The 11th annual International Design Awards (IDA) is now open for submissions. The competition is open to architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and fashion designers.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Young Guns 15 Winners
The One Club for Creativity has today announced the winners of the global Young Guns 15, the industry's only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creative professionals age 30 or younger.
D&AD Launches Call for Entries for 56th Annual Awards
D&AD has today launched a call for entries for its 56th annual Awards. The 2018 Awards continue to support D&AD's 56 year long purpose of stimulating, celebrating and enabling creative excellence in design and advertising, in the firm belief that great work always creates better outcomes.
Robot Food Dish Out an Adventurous New Kids Range for Homepride
Simple, easy and a cupboard staple for many, Homepride is a favorite amongst families. Now, Homepride Kids looks to stir up the children's food category with an adventurous range of cooking and pasta sauces created to reassure parents and excite fussy young palettes.
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.
Adobe and Fontself Release Free Color Fonts
Adobe has announced a collaboration with Fontself to highlight the possibilities of color fonts for the creative community.
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.
Type Directors Club Type Competitions Open for Entries
Type Directors Club has announced its call for entries for its 64th Annual Communications Design and 2018 Typeface Design Competitions, a celebration of the world's best typography.
2017 Northern Design Festival: Material Matters
Ranging from internationally renowned designers to some of the UK's hottest emerging makers, this year's Northern Design Festival has nine exhibitions featuring work by more than 50 designers, plus a programme of special events, tours and talks from some of the world's leading creatives.
Outside Material: The Cover Art of Preservation Music
In 2001 friends Andrew Khedoori and Mark Gowing founded an independent record label with a singular aim: to provide like-minded listeners with good music and congruous design.
SND London '17
The Society for News Design (SND) will hold its first-ever conference in London. The conference will bring together the most creative minds in the industry to talk about what's going on in their professional life, what are the challenges of designers and how they succeed.
typotherapy Redesigns University of Toronto's English Magazine
typotherapy recently redesigned the University of Toronto's 'English' magazine. The purpose of the magazine is to act as a voice, communicate opinions, and to inform students and faculty about what's happening in the Department of English.
Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production
Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process would have been done primarily by hand, and with the aide of analog machines.
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.
AIGA Announces 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016 Competition Results
AIGA and Design Observer have announced the results of 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016. Book designers and publishers entered nearly 700 book and cover designs from more than 23 countries.
SEGD Signage and Wayfinding Event Comes to Boston
Transportation, urban and campus environments are complex spaces, which have an increasing need for innovative signage and wayfinding solutions employing best practices and the latest technology. The SEGD Wayfinding event is poised to bring together a range of experts to tour, connect, discuss and discover over two days this August.
Nescafé Azera and Twelve Launch Range of Iconic Tins
TWELVE has developed a multichannel campaign for Nescafé Azera, with a range of iconic and desirable limited edition tins, created in collaboration with emerging design talent from the University for the Creative Arts.
Communication Arts 2018 Typography Competition
Communication Arts is calling for entries for the 8th 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.
2017 SEGD Fellow and Achievement Award Winners
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design has unveiled the winners of the 2017 SEGD Achievement Awards.
Making Policy Public 2017: Call for Proposals
The call for proposals for the 10th anniversary year of Making Policy Public is now open. CUP seeks organizations who are working to address a policy issue that would benefit from a visual explanation, and where the lack of understanding of this issue is leading to social injustice.
New York Times Magazine Typography: New Exhibit at Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has recently opened its new summer exhibition "New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 - Present," highlighting brand-new typography and innovative design used by an energetic team to bring a fresh graphic approach to this weekly's must-read journalism and commentary.
Young Guns 15: Call for Entries
Young Guns 15, the global competition that shines a spotlight on creative superstars 30 years of age and under, is now open for submissions. Once again, Young Guns is calling out to all creatives with at least two years of stellar professional work to enter.
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.
AIGA Eye on Design Unveils New Branding
Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree have unveiled the new visual identity for the inaugural AIGA Eye on Design Conference.
2017 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award
The 2017 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award (TiGDA) is now open for submissions. Organized by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs of China in collaboration with International Council of Design (ico-D) and Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA), the competition is open to designers from all over the world.
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.
Slice Design Creates Brand Identity for Freestone's
Slice Design has created the brand identity and packaging graphics for Freestone's launch product range, which includes two mueslis and two porridges.
2017 Innovation By Design Awards
The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards is open for submissions through May 4, 2017. The competition aims to honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow.
Poulin + Morris Creates Environmental Graphics for the District Burlington
Poulin + Morris has designed environmental graphics and wayfinding for The District Burlington, a 13 building, 54-acre office complex in Burlington, Massachusetts, outside of Boston and part of the Route 128 high tech corridor.
Classic Penguin: Book Design Exhibition at Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has just announced opening of its new spring exhibition "Classic Penguin" in New York City, highlighting innovative book covers that define Penguin Classics, an imprint published by Penguin Books.
Aiap Women in Design Award 2017
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Aiap Women in Design Award. The Award aims to reward and recognize the contribution made by women within the visual design industry.
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.
2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The 2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) is now open for submissions. With 14 categories, the ADAA is a competition for creative students of all disciplines.
Communication Arts' 58th Design & Advertising Competitions: Call for Entries
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 58th annual Design and Advertising Competitions.
2017 SEGD Business of Design
SEGD's biennial Business of Design event lands in Portland this April with the focus on strengthening your business skills to build, manage and sustain your design practice.
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 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.
1974 CBC Graphic Manual Revival on Kickstarter
In 1974 Canada's public broadcaster, the CBC, adopted a new logo designed by Burton Kramer. That logo, affectionately referred to as "the gem," would become one of Canada's most recognized corporate images, leaving an indelible mark both on Canadian culture and on our national identity.
Brexit Passport Design Competition
Dezeen has launched an unofficial competition to redesign the document that all UK citizens carry when travelling abroad. The competition seeks designs that present a positive vision of the post-Brexit UK to the world, and that represent all its citizens.
SEGD Branded Environments
SEGD's Branded Environments at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2017 is the event for the design of brand-centric customer experiences.
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.
Restaurant Branding: New Master Class Series by Type Directors Club
Type Directors Club has just announced the inaugural class in its new series of Master Classes being held in New York City, beginning February 27.
Studio Six Creates Branding for Town of Winter Park Transit System
Studio Six was retained in July 2016 to provide branding and strategic marketing for the Town of Winter Park's transit system "The Lift."
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.
Design Bridge Creates Flippin' Good Pancakes Seasonal Tin for Lyle's Golden Syrup
Design Bridge has created a new packaging for Lyle's Golden Syrup that captures the fun and festivities of pancake making season.
Graphis Design Annual 2018: Call for Entries
Graphis is currently accepting entries for its 2018 Design Annual. From Logos and Packaging to Branding and Illustration, this competition offers an all encompassing look at the world of graphic design.
2017 Best in Design Competition
The 2017 Best in Design competition is now open for submissions. The international design award, formerly known as Design Talent, is one of the biggest contests in Central Europe.
B&B Studio Designs First Pip & Nut Lifestyle Cookbook
B&B studio has designed the first Pip & Nut, Nut Butter Cookbook, which features healthy recipes from the lifestyle brand's founder Pippa Murray.
2017 Siggraph Conference: Call for Submissions
2017 Siggraph, set for July 30 through August 3 in Los Angeles, has announced a call for submissions.
The Drum Design Awards 2017
The 2017 Drum Design Awards is now open for entries. Now in its fourth year, the Drum Design Awards recognize the industry's best design feats of the year.
Design for Good by Aquent
Aquent is calling for submissions for its Design for Good grants program. The program will offer five $5,000 grants to nonprofits to hire graphic designers who are passionate about the nonprofits' work and propose design projects.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2017: Greenery
PANTONE has revealed the 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade symbolizes new beginnings, evoking the first days of spring when natures greens revive, restore, and renew.
RGD Announces Recipients of Inaugural In-House Awards Program
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) has revealed the recipients of the 2016 In-House Design Awards, an inaugural awards program showcasing the best design being done in-house.
2017 Creative Conscience Awards
Creative Conscience, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the communities in which we live and work and in turn help transform the wider world, has announced a call for entries for its 2017 Creative Conscience Awards. The Awards scheme accepts entries from around the world for all creative disciplines.
Penguin Random House Design Award 2017
The 2017 Penguin Random House Design Award will open for submissions on January 18, 2017. The contest offers students an opportunity to engage in design for publishing during their studies and to experience real cover and page layout design briefs first-hand.
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards
The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards is now open for submissions. Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design, honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces.
Sheridan&Co Unveils Brand Identity for OPUS
Sheridan&Co has created the brand identity for trendy fitness studio OPUS - a boutique fitness studio in London's Notting Hill founded by renowned personal trainer David Kingsbury.
3rd Annual Typography & Lettering Awards
The final deadline for PRINT's 3rd Annual Typography & Lettering Awards is December 2, 2017. The awards focus on three categories: Typographic Designs, Typeface Designs, and Handlettered Works.
IBM + AIGA Partner on Design Leadership to Amplify Design's Role in the Profession
IBM and AIGA have announced a partnership to develop programs that promote how design improves the human experience, reinforcing that design is integral to the civic and business agenda.