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.
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.
Penguin Random House and Anyways Creative Promote the Joy of Reading with New Holiday Campaign
Penguin Random House has collaborated with Anyways Creative for 'Books Make Us Better,' a fresh and engaging campaign to promote the joy of reading by gifting books during the holidays.
World Illustration Awards 2020 Call for Entries Now Open
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is now calling for entries for the 2020 World Illustration Awards. The Awards are open to professional and new talent illustrators living and working in any country.
V&A Illustration Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 V&A Illustration Awards. The Awards celebrate excellence in student illustration and three categories of contemporary practice: book cover design, book illustration and illustrated journalism.
Communication Arts 2020 Illustration Competition
Submissions are now open for the Communication Arts' 2020 Illustration Competition. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, in print and digital editions.
The Book Illustration Competition 2020
The House of Illustration and the Folio Society have announced their 10th Book Illustration Competition. The competition aims to identify and promote new talent in illustration.
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.
Baron Fig and Kyle Webster Launch New Notebook
Baron Fig has today launched Trace, a limited-edition notebook created in collaboration with Adobe Design Evangelist Kyle Webster.
ADC 99th Annual Awards
The 99th ADC Annual Awards, one of the world's longest-running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising, is now open for submissions.
Vault49 Creates Murals for Burger & Lobster in New York's Flatiron District
Vault49 has created a series of murals for Burger & Lobster in the Flatiron District, New York.
Adobe Releases Fresco Drawing and Painting App for iPad
Adobe has today released Fresco, a next-generation painting and drawing app for the iPad. Designed for professional-quality work but easy enough for anyone to use, Fresco offers sharp, clean, infinitely scalable vector brushes, versatile and adaptable Photoshop brushes.
London Studio Without Creates Cross-cultural Brand Identity for 'Kelly Loves'
Without has created a cross-cultural brand & packaging identity for the new Asian food line Kelly Loves.
World Illustration Awards 2019 Overall Winners Announced
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) has announced Anna Mill as the Professional Overall Winner and Patrick Dias as the New Talent Winner.
Straight Forward Designs Brand and Packaging for Plant-based Gelato 'Gigi'
Straight Forward has designed brand identity and packaging for Gigi, an innovative plant-based Italian-style gelato.
Vault49 Designs Latin American Inspired Packaging for Baileys Tres Leches
Vault49 has unveiled its design for Baileys Tres Leches which launches in Mexico. The New York agency took inspiration from the world of handcrafted Latin American desserts to create the new packaging design that also fuses vibrant regional decoration with marbled cream splashes to celebrate the iconic flavor of Tres Leches.
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.
Robot Food Rebrands Hawkes
Robot Food recently rebranded Hawkes, following BrewDog's acquisition of the brand. Robot Food was appointed by Hawkes to tap into the mindset of the craft drinker and put cider on the craft agenda.
MOO x Kate Moross Journals
MOO and Kate Moross have launched a set of three softcover limited edition journals, MOO x Kate Moross Journals, designed for sketching, writing, and planning.
Harry's Launches Shave With Pride Set
Harry's has partnered with illustrator José Roda to launch Shave With Pride Set. The limited edition box includes a one of kind, iridescent razor - each with a rainbow coating that differs per razor.
World Illustration Awards 2019 Exhibition
The 2019 World Illustration Awards exhibition will be on view at the Somerset House this summer. Featuring all 200 entries shortlisted for this year's awards, with in-depth presentations of winning projects, this inspiring exhibition showcases the very best emerging and established illustrations from around the world today.
Nora Krug Named 'Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year' at the 2019 V&A Illustration Awards
Nora Krug has been awarded the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year and Book Illustration prize at the V&A Illustration Awards 2019, for Heimat.
Queers & Comics Conference 2019
The 2019 Queers & Comics Conference will be held May 16-18 at the School of Visual Arts. Over 140 LGBTQ cartoonists, scholars, publishers, and librarians will participate in this historic event spotlighting five decades of queer cartooning.
Here Design Creates Two New Children's Books for 'Ladybird by Design' Series
Two new children's books created, written and illustrated by Here Design have been released by Ladybird Books.
ICON11 Education Symposium: Call for Papers
Academic and professional submissions are invited for peer review for ICON11: The Illustration Conference. The Conference will be in Kansas City, Missouri, from Sunday, June 28 until Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
& 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.'
Varoom Nostalgia Issue is Out
The latest issue of the Varoom magazine looks at nostalgia and the impact the past has on illustration today. Is our love of images from the past holding us back, or can we use nostalgia to innovate?
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.
Adobe and Moleskine Launch Creative Cloud Connected Paper Tablet
Adobe and Moleskine have launched the 'Moleskine Paper Tablet - Creative Cloud Connected,' a notebook that seamlessly turns hand-drawn sketches into digital artwork that appears in real time in Adobe Illustrator on the desktop when used with the Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse.
Design Bridge Draws on Eclectic English Folklore to Reignite the Appeal of Fortnum & Mason Classic
Design Bridge has injected new appeal into Fortnum & Mason's classic County Biscuits, with packaging design that depicts quirky English folklore from the counties each biscuit originates from - Cornwall, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Shropshire.