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 (Postponed)
ICON11 is postponed until the Summer of 2022.
& 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.
Rookie Awards 2019
The 2019 Rookie Awards is now open for submissions. The competition is open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics, and 3d visualization.
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.
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.
Adobe and Fontself Release New Free Fonts for Valentine's Day
Adobe has partnered with Fontself to release four unique color fonts to take your love notes to the next level this Valentine's Day.
Design Bridge Creates Dynamic Brand World for Caleño
Design Bridge has created the vibrant brand world for the launch of a new premium 'non-alcoholic spirit' brand - Caleño.
Pepsico Design and Innovation Rebrands Walkers in Partnership with Vault49
PepsiCo's Design and Innovation Team has unveiled the new look for crisps brand Walkers, designed in partnership with brand design agency Vault49.
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.
Communication Arts 2019 Illustration Competition
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Communication Arts' 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.
2019 World Illustration Awards Now Open for Entries
The 2019 World Illustration Awards is now open for entries. Illustrators, commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit work made in the 2018 calendar year to the eight categories of the Awards: Advertising, Books, Children's Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research and Site Specific, representing the major areas in which illustration is made for today.
Clairvoyants 2018: Illustrated Children's Book Competition
The third Clairvoyants international competition for an illustrated children's book is now open for submissions. The competition is open to authors, illustrators, graphic designers, and aims to discover the talented artists & children's books authors and give them a chance to become known both on the Polish and on the international book market.
57th Annual D&AD Awards Open for Entries
The 57th Annual D&AD Awards are now open for submissions, with eleven categories reimagined to highlight the best of the modern creative industries: Animation, Casting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Illustration, Photography, Production Design, Sound Design & Use of Music, Typography and Visual Effects.
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.
Adobe Announces Photoshop Collaboration with Dungeons & Dragons
Adobe has launched a design contest that offers entrants the chance to create the latest Dungeons & Dragons monster: 'The Terror of Undermountain,' and the possibility of becoming part of the cult franchise forever.
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.
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.
Morpholio Trace & Shapr3D Join Forces to Imagine a New Workflow with iOS 12
Morpholio Trace and Shapr3D have announced a collaboration to rethink the design workflow, utilizing Apple's new universal 3D file type, USDZ, as well as OBJ files.
BrewDog Launches Lost Lager with Naming and Design by B&B studio
B&B studio has designed the branding for Lost Lager - a new lager released by BrewDog. The design is white, with red type and features a bold unicorn illustration with an edgy, angular feel, rendered in white and silver and created in collaboration with artist Aga Karmol.
COLLINS Partners with Mailchimp to Create New Brand System
Mailchimp has launched a fully redesigned brand identity and design system today to better support its customers as its business and services evolve into a full-service marketing platform.
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.
Martina Paukova Creates Exclusive Window Display for Not Just a Shop
For the 2018 London Design Festival, illustrator Martina Paukova has created a striking display for the University of the Arts London's (UAL) 'Not Just a Shop' in Holborn.
Vault49 Reimagines 'Stairway to Heaven' as Illustration for Mental Health Charity
Vault49 has teamed up with art sharing platform Collectionzz to create an illustration to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Health.
Varoom 38: The Activism Issue
Varoom's Autumn 2018 issue is packed with rich imagery and insightful comment. The magazine's new Editor, Olivia Ahmad has curated a fascinating selection of artwork and viewpoints for this Activism issue, from the Middle Eastern comics collective battling state censorship and prosecution to Tara Books feminist adaptations of traditional Indian stories.
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.
Michael Wolff, NB Studio & Alice Bowsher Help Create Identity for ANNA
Michael Wolff, NB Studio and Alice Bowsher have created the identity for a new financial service for creative professionals, freelancers and sole traders called ANNA Money.
The Masters Series: Roz Chast
Roz Chast's upcoming retrospective, The Masters Series: Roz Chast, will be on view from November 17 through December 15 at SVA's Chelsea Gallery in New York City.
Jenni Sparks' Hand-drawn Map of Sydney Bursting with Hidden Details
Jenni Sparks recently created an intricately detailed hand-drawn map of Sydney, which is jam-packed with hidden gems and local haunts.
Vault49 Designs Graffiti Mural for Target's Latest New York Store
Vault49 has created a stunning and colorful graffiti mural within the latest Target store to open in New York.
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.
iJungle Illustration Awards 2018
The 2018 iJungle Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. The contest is open to illustrators, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all over the world.
Key Colours 2018
The 12th edition of Key Colours, the biennial international contest for illustrators of children's books, is now open for entries.
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.
Make Art Great Again: International Project Uses Trump's Messages to Fight Climate Change
The Swiss-based art collective "insertname" is releasing an illustration book called #MakeArtGreatAgain, featuring a selection of tweets by Donald Trump seen through the eyes of different artists.
Kurppa Hosk Develops New Brand Design and Strategy for Tink
Kurppa Hosk has developed a new brand design and strategy for Tink, a personal finance management service headquartered in Sweden.
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.
Pepsi Love It. Live It. Football. Campaign
Pepsi recently partnered with soccer's most popular players, local artists and world-renowned photographer Danny Clinch to launch their 'Love It. Live It. Football.' campaign.
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.
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.
Office of Baby Creates 'Find Your Place' Ad Campaign for StreetEasy
In its third year of partnership with StreetEasy, Office of Baby (OOB) has launched another authentic and relatable vision on what the home search is really like in New York City.
The Rookies 2018
The 2018 Rookies will open for submissions March 7th. The annual Awards celebrates the year's most talented student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, photographers, and digital artists.
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.
Robert Generette III Creates ESPN Interactive Game Art
Robert Generette III recently collaborated with ESPN to create artwork for their interactive game encouraging basketball fans to create their ultimate All-Star team.
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.
Communication Arts' 2018 Illustration Competition
Submissions are still open for the Communication Arts magazine's 59th annual Illustration Competition. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators, the winning entries will be featured in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, in print and digital editions.
Concepts Releases Version 5 Featuring New Drag and Drop Features
Concepts, the award-winning iOS design application from TopHatch, has released Concepts 5, fully integrating with Apple's iOS 11 for enhanced workflow and performance.
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.
Becoming a Successful Illustrator: New Edition
The second edition of Becoming a Successful Illustrator is now available. With cover artwork by hot illustration duo, Cachetejack, this edition expands on the advice from practicing illustrators as well as the people that commission them, including M&C Saatchi and The New York Times.
ICON10 The Illustration Conference
The 10th ICON Illustration Conference will take place July 11-14, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. More than 60 speakers will take to the stage over four days at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel and on the campus of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) to inform, inspire and entertain.
Winner of Inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize Announced
Momento Mori: a Peckham Hospice Care Home by Jerome Xin Hao Ng is the winner of the inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum and the World Architecture Festival.
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.
ICON10 Education Symposium: Call for Papers
ICON is calling for papers for its 10th Education Symposium. The open call is for contributions that broaden the understanding of how illustration is changing in the classroom and in practice. Unusual avenues of practice and inquiry are welcome, including both theory and practice-based researchers, academics, illustrators, typographers, designers, painters and artists.
iJungle International Illustration Awards 2017
The 2017 iJungle Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. The contest is open to illustrators, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all over the world.
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.
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.
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.
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017
Entries are now open for the 25th Red Dot Award: Communication Design. The competition offers agencies, designers and companies from all over the world a platform for evaluating their design and creative achievements.
Disney Emoji: As Told by You
Adobe has announced the launch of the "Disney Emoji: As Told by You" contest in conjunction with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. Students, aged 18-24 years old, can enter by submitting an original piece of emoji artwork for the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, where they will spend five days with Disney pros use Adobe Creative Cloud to bring their imaginations and creative thinking to life.
2017 HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards
Entries are now open for the HOW's longest-running design competition, the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards. It is the only award that specifically recognizes outstanding promotion design work, including a self-promo to showcase a design firm's capabilities, a project that touts a client's goods, an announcement for a major life event, or a student designer's résumé or design portfolio.
New Varoom: The Storytelling Issue
Varoom, the illustration magazine relaunches this February with a bold, colourful typographic design by James Lunn and Joe Hales.
It's LIQUID Contest: 4th Edition
The fourth It's LIQUID Contest is now open for submissions. The contest offers a great opportunity for artists, architects and designers to present their works in galleries and art spaces in the most influential cities in the world.
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.
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.
Wacom Unveils New Intuos Pro, Intuos Pro Paper Edition and Small Bamboo Folio
Wacom has today unveiled the new generation of Intuos Pro and Intuos Pro Paper Edition pen and touch tablets for creatives, and the small Bamboo Folio smartpad for consumers, students and professionals on the go.
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.
World Illustration Awards 2017: Call for Entries
The 2017 World Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. The Awards program is open to all illustrators working in any medium, context or geographical location. Work must be entered as either a New Talent entry or a Professional entry.
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.
Book Illustration Competition 2017
The House of Illustration and The Folio Society have announced a call for entries for the 2017 Book Illustration Competition. The competition aims to identify and promote new talent in illustration.
V&A Illustration Awards 2017
Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards competition. The competition is organized by the V&A's National Art Library and is free to enter for illustrators publishing within the UK market.
Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling
Look Inside features infographics that cut up or take apart their subjects and make them transparent. The resulting cross sections and interior views present precise detail in multiple layers.
Affinity Designer Now Available for Windows
Previously only available for Mac, Affinity Designer is now available for Windows.