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.
ADC 96th Annual Awards: Call for Entries
The ADC 96th Annual Awards are now open for submissions. The Award seeks to honor the people and projects that have best displayed these ideals over the past year.
The Author Mural by The Graphic History Company
The Graphic History Company recently completed the Author Mural, commissioned to celebrate nearly 250 years of literary history at Hachette UK's landmark London building, Carmelite House, on the north bank of the Thames.
jäger & jäger Creates 10K Unique Bookmarks for Arjowiggins Creative Papers
Arjowiggins Creative Papers commissioned the agency jäger & jäger to design a bookmark as an insert in the 2016 exhibition catalogue for FIAC, the most influential French art exhibition in Paris.
Jury Selects Winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016
The winners of the 2016 Red Dot Award: Communication Design has been chosen. From Corporate Design and Apps to Retail Design, the competition aims to showcase the excellent communication solutions in the design industry.
East of the Sun and West of the Moon Inspires Lagerfeld's Legends and Fairy Tales Collection
In Fendi's 90th anniversary tour-de-force at the Trevi Fountain, Karl Lagerfeld's "Legends and Fairy Tales" collection included several designs drawn directly from TASCHEN's recent reprint of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
Varoom 33: Collaborators
Bringing together individuals, networks and global brands across multimedia projects, the Collaborators issue of Varoom discovers the nuts and bolts of a successful children's book collaboration between writer and illustrator; design studio ManvsMachine's recent ambitious collaboration with Nike; the Fabulous Year 24 Group and how they brought the female sensibility to shōjo manga, and spotlights the key networks through which illustrators generate creative and emotional support.
Craig Redman and Karl Maier Design Limited Edition Toilet Paper Rolls
Illustration duo Craig & Karl recently created a series of limited edition toilet paper rolls for the 'Who Gives A Crap,' an organization that creates and distribute environmentally friendly toilet paper and donates 50% of its profits to WaterAid to build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.
2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) is now open for entries. Each year the ADAA competition aims to launch the next generation of student careers.
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016
The 2016 Red Dot Award: Communication Design is now open for entries. From Corporate Design and Apps to Retail Design, the competition aims to showcase the excellent communication solutions in the design industry.
European Design Awards 2016
The 2016 European Design Awards is open for entries for three more days. The annual competition celebrates the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe.
Design Talent 2016
The 7th Design Talent international competition is now open for entries. The competition is open to designers under 30 years of age.
Design Origin: France
With a notion to compare the diverse visual landscapes of different cultures, Design Origin is a brand new design reference collection that examines the creative works of one country at a time.
Graphis Design Annual 2017: Call for Entries
Graphis is currently accepting entries for its 2017 Design Annual. The largest and most anticipated competition, Design Annual 2017 will feature the most visually compelling design work of the year from the world's most renowned in the industry, across forty different categories.
SPD 51: Editorial Design Competition
The Society of Publication Designers is seeking entries for its 51st Annual Competition. The contest recognizes and promotes the best in editorial design, photography and illustration in print and digital mediums.
The Book Illustration Competition 2016
The 2016 Book Illustration Competition is now open for submissions. The contest is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society that seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration.
World Illustration Awards 2016: Call for Entries
The 2016 World Illustration Awards are now open for entries. Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of distinguished and international industry professionals. The competition shortlist reflects exceptional work by illustrators currently making an outstanding contribution to visual culture.
Tinker Imagineers Named Overall Winner of SBID International Design Awards 2015
The Society of British and International Design declared Tinker imagineers the overall winner of the SBID International Design Excellence Awards 2015 on account of its experience design for the Juliana Children's Hospital.
The Type Deck
Designed by Chris Cavill, the Type Deck is a typography style poker deck targeted at individuals who share a love for creativity.
Moleskine Launches Coloring Book for Adults
Moleskine has unveiled its first-ever coloring book for adults, featuring dazzling drawings by the award-winning illustrator Carlo Stanga.
ADC 95th Annual Awards
The 95th ADC Annual Awards, the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world, is now open for entries.
Call for Entries: Joseph Binder Award 2016
The Joseph Binder Award (JBA) is Austria's only international competition for graphic design & illustration.
Winners of World Illustration Awards 2015
The two overall winners of the World Illustration Awards (WIA) were announced at a celebration at Somerset House.
HOW International Design Awards 2015
The 2015 HOW International Design Awards are now open for entries. The competition recognizes excellence on a global scale.
Moleskine Unveils Limited Edition Notebook Collection Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Coca-Cola Bottle
Moleskine has today unveiled a Limited Edition Notebook Collection celebrating the 100th anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola glass bottle.
Morpholio Journal: The Sketchbook Disrupted
Morpholio recently launched Journal, an infinite sketchbook app that lets photographers, artists, writers, or members of any creative culture to write, draw, sketch, collage, paint, or color on anything, anywhere.
Endless Journey: The (Almost) Forgotten Historic Art of Myriorama
A popular form of novel storytelling since 1824, a myriorama consists of a set of printed cards that, when laid out in any formation, form a seamless scene.
Varoom 30: The Play Issue
The Play issue of Varoom is out now, and explores how illustrators and the commercial world use Play as a vital part of the creative process.
IC Design Brands London's Second Cat Café
IC Design has created the branding and interim phase of a website for Ginger & Tom's, London's second cat café set to open in West Hampstead this Autumn.
Moleskine Batman Limited Edition Notebook Collection
Moleskine has today unveiled the Batman Limited Edition Notebook Collection.
Adobe Comp CC for iPad
Adobe has just released Comp CC, a free iPad app that allows users to quickly layout design concepts for mobile, Web and print.
Ten Images for Ithaca 2015
This year, the annual Ten Images for Ithaca will be held July 13-17 in the island of Ithaca, Greece.
Graphis Design Annual 2016: Call for Entries
Graphis is currently accepting entries for its 2016 Design Annual. The largest and most anticipated competition, Design Annual 2016 will feature the most visually compelling design work of the year from the world's most renowned in the industry, across forty (40) different categories.
Communication Arts 2015 Design and Advertising Competitions: Call for Entries
Communication Arts magazine is calling for entries for its 56th annual Design and Advertising Competitions.
ED Awards 2015
The 2015 European Design Awards are open for entries through February 20th. The competition celebrates creative brilliance and offers a chance to promote your talent and establish yourself in the design market.
ADC 2015 Awards
ADC announced its awards for 2015, including the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the ADC Tomorrow Awards and the ADC Young Guns 13.
Sketching: Product Design Presentation
After the international bestsellers Sketching and Sketching: The Basics, the authors Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur have released their third book: Sketching - Product Design Presentation.
She Makes Comics
She Makes Comics, to be released on December 9, is a film about the history of women in comics as creators, fans, and everything in between.
Hermès Launches La Maison des Carrés
AKQA has created La Maison des Carrés for Hermès, a pop-up e-store dedicated to the world of Hermès silk.
Rod Hunt Illustrates IKEA's New Russian Advertising Campaign
Rod Hunt was commissioned by Instinct BBDO to illustrate their new Russian campaign for IKEA.
Varoom 26: The Style Issue
The 'Style' issue of Varoom illustration magazine is out.
Organized by Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), the 2014 DesignThinkers conference will take place November 6 and 7 at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
CITIx60 City Guides: 60 Local Creatives Bring You the Best of the City
CITIx60 is a new pocket-sized collection from viction:ary, featuring an artistic edge with a handpicked list of hotspots loved by 60 stars of the cities' creative scene, wrapped in a city map drawn by talented artists.
Varoom 25: The Empathy Issue
The new issue of Varoom illustration magazine encounters Empathy in a broad context, exploring the rich ways in which image making and the commercial realities around it reveal empathy.
2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fashion
The 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fashion is now open for entries. The competition is seeking applications from young, foreign-born fashion professionals age 38 and under.
European Design Awards 2014
The 2014 European Design Awards, an annual prize celebrating the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe, is open for entries.
Illustration Now! Fashion
Illustration Now! Fashion, the latest title from the Illustration Now! series features new work from 90 artists around the globe, including Ruben Toledo, Aurore de La Morinerie, Bil Donovan, Tanya Ling, and Jean-Philippe Delhomme.
Volvo Announces Concept XC Coupe with Iconic Illustrators
Volvo is releasing a new concept car in Detroit in January. It is a cross-country concept that has evolved from the Concept Coupe that was released this summer.
Architecture in Perspective 29: Call for Entries
The 29th Architecture in Perspective, a juried international architectural delineation competition that has included work by the most accomplished contemporary architectural illustrators from around the world, is now open for entries.
Featuring over 100 leading designers from all over the world, InsideOut SF is a gallery display of original posters highlighting their personal impressions of San Francisco.
Communication Arts Illustration Competition 2014
The 2014 Communication Arts Illustration Competition is open for entries.
Varoom 23 AfterWords: The Awards Issue
We have reached a tipping point in our culture where imagery is no longer an extra bit of information to support the words already there, so how is illustration shaping a culture After Words?
Adobe Ideas 2.7 Now Supports Pressure-Sensitive Stylus
Adobe has released Adobe Ideas 2.7. The update adds support for pressure sensitive stylus, stroke smoothing option, and sharing to other apps.
Frost* Creates Graphics for CBA Melbourne Office
The Frost* Environments team recently completed a new project for employees at Commonwealth Bank's Melbourne call centre.
MCA Summer Cutaway Map
ODLCO has recently created an illustrated cutaway map for visitors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Becoming a Successful Illustrator
Illustration is a diverse and constantly evolving area of art and design and an appealing creative career.
Varoom 22: Illustration Experiment
'Experiment' is the theme of Varoom issue 22, the Summer edition of the indispensable large-format illustration magazine.
George Butler Wins V&A Illustration Awards 2013
George Butler has been named as the overall winner of the 2013 V&A Illustration Awards.
Rebour: The Bicycle Illustrations of Daniel Rebour
Rebour: The Bicycle Illustrations of Daniel Rebour, chronicles the life of the man who is widely regarded as the most brilliant technical illustrator of the modern bicycle.
Varoom 21: The Illustration Report
Varoom - The Illustration Report, goes in search of Rules to make or break.
The Art of Illustration: New PBS Off Book Episode
Off Book, a web series from PBS that explores cutting edge art, just released a new episode "The Art of Illustration."
Pictoplasma NYC 2013
The fourth U.S. edition of Pictoplasma NYC conference will unfold at the Tishman Auditorium, Parsons The New School for Design.
European Design Awards 2013
The European Design Awards 2013 is now open for entries. The Award celebrate the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe.
American Illustration 32: Call For Entries
American Illustration 32 Call For Entries open for all illustrators, art directors, designers, editors, agencies, schools and students.
2013 Photography & Illustration Awards: Call for Entries
2013 Photography & Illustration Awards, Canada's most esteemed awards program for commercial photographers and illustrators, is now open for entries.
Varoom! 20: The Muse Issue
The 20th edition of Varoom!, the Association of Illustrators' award-winning, quarterly magazine which celebrates the cultural, political and social ideas in contemporary illustration from around the world, is now available.
Gallery of Mo Raises £11,000 for Movember
Gallery of Mo, an initiative developed by digital agency twentysix to raise money during Movember, has raised more than £11,000 for 2012.
AOI Illustration Awards 2013
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) will launch its major annual competition for illustrators later this month. The competition has been rebranded as the Illustration Awards following 36 successful years as Images.
Ted Baker's Perfect Baker's Dozen Prints
Ted Baker has unveiled the designs for its Baker's Dozen limited prints. Ted, in collaboration with Association of Illustrators (AOI), commissioned thirteen talented artists to produce one-off pieces of British themed artwork.
Varoom! 19: The Taste Issue
Taste, that most vital idea in image-making and image consumption forms the theme for Issue 19 of Varoom! the award-winning, quarterly magazine which celebrates the cultural, political and social ideas in contemporary illustration from around the world.
Images 36: Best of British Illustration Award Winners
The Association of Illustrators has unveiled the winners of Images 36: Best of British Illustration competition at a special award ceremony at Somerset House. This year the awards attracted over 1500 entries.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro 6
Autodesk SketchBook Pro 6 is now available for download. The latest release features a streamlined interface, multi-touch navigation, French curves, synthetic paint and smudge brushes, plus even more brush controls to customize.
Boundaries: Illustration - Practice - Research
Boundaries, a two-day symposium to be held at the Plymouth University, will provide a rare opportunity to consider the evolving boundaries of illustration, in both research and practice.
Winners of the 2012 European Design Awards
The ED-Awards unveiled the winners during an awards ceremony that took place at Bio Rex, an iconic architectural monument of Helsinki.
Making Your Mark: A Short Guided Tour to a Confident Post-graduate Career in Illustration
Now you've graduated, you're raring to prove yourself with all those original ideas to sell, how much do you understand about protecting your copyright? Imagine you're offered a nationwide campaign for a mobile phone company. Are you able to price it? You need to get yourself noticed but how confident are you at self-promotion?
Varoom! Issue 18: A Celebration of Film Animation and Graphic Novel Culture
Movies, graphic novels and 17th century broadsides come under the spotlight in the latest issue of Varoom!, the award-winning, quarterly magazine which celebrates the cultural, political and social ideas in contemporary illustration from around the world.
Autodesk SketchBook Ink App for iPad
Autodesk SketchBook Ink for iPad, the latest release from the company's popular SketchBook family, introduces unique technology for artists to create stunning, high-resolution ink-style artwork.
Behind Illustrations is a compendium that presents the current panorama of illustration where professionals the world over make their work known, with a range of illustrations with great visual diversity owing to the contrast of styles and cultures.
Winners of the ADC 91st Annual Awards
The Art Directors Club announced the international winners of the prestigious ADC 91st Annual Awards.
Celebrating the Pencil: The Blackwing Experience at ADC Gallery
In the hands of giants such as famed composer Stephen Sondheim, legendary writer John Steinbeck, jazz great Duke Ellington, Oscar-winning animation director Chuck Jones and others, Blackwing pencils helped create many timeless works of art.
Wayfinding Solution for the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne by Buro North
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne provided a unique opportunity for Buro North to evolve the traditional paradigm of health facility wayfinding.
Association of Illustrators Appoints New Board Members
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) has appointed Andrew Coningsby, founder of Debut Art and The Coningsby Gallery, to its Board of Directors. Illustrator Roderick Mills is appointed to the post of Deputy Chairman, and Jacqueline Bissett joined to the Board.
Derek Brazell: Illustration - What You Need to Know
Derek Brazell, illustrator and Projects Manager at the Association of Illustrators (AOI), will present a talk on the first steps to starting a successful career in illustration at Pick Me Up contemporary art fair in London on March 28.
Noma Bar Designs Eight Unique Wallpaper* Covers
In his first ever foray into three-dimensional interior space and products, celebrated illustrator Noma Bar has created eight newsstand covers for the Global Design issue of Wallpaper* magazine.
Rene Gruau: Fashion Sketches From 1946-2000
The BMW Museum is dedicating a special exhibition to the world-renowned fashion and advertising illustrator Rene Gruau, who died in 2004.