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14 13Luxembourg Design Awards 2015 call for entries

Design Luxembourg invite entries from across Europe in all disciplines of design for their 2015 awards.

10 12Design Effectiveness Awards 2015: DBA celebrates design that delivers for business

Alloy, 2LK, Lewis Moberly, DECIDE and Peter Windett Associates - along with their clients BT, Intel, Fortnum and Mason and Diageo - are amongst the winners of the 2015 Design Business Association (DBA) Design Effectiveness Awards. With judges from blue chip companies and rigorous assessment criteria, the Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate design that delivers for business.

13 12The winners of the Joseph Binder Award 2014 – Austria’s International Competition for Graphic Design & Illustration – were honoured in an official award ceremony that took place at Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier on 23 October 2014. After the ceremony, an exhibition of the prize-winning projects opened its doors at the designforum Wien.

10 1263 design case studies shortlisted for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2015

The Design Business Association has released the shortlist for this year’s highly coveted Design Effectiveness Awards.

10 6 CartelTwenty-four projects by student groups from Spanish universities and design academies have been submitted for the second edition of the Design Culture Promotion Award organized by Surgenia, Andalusian Technological Centre of Design, and sponsored by Gustavo Gili Publisher.

2015 German Design Award

Published in Member News
2 June 2014

10 7 GDA2015 German Design Award – new structure and call for submissions
The German Design Council’s German Design Award steps forward to present a structural improvement in its fourth year of existence. The two areas - Excellent Product Design and Excellent Communications Design - will now function as separate formats under the umbrella brand German Design Award.

10 8 Usability AwardUser-centered design is a key issue in the development of consumer devices, their success being literally determined in people’s hands. Devices that can be operated intuitively by diverse user groups enjoy greater success on the global market.

The Usability Award highlights valuable entrepreneurial competencies of future-oriented product brands: high design quality and thorough user orientation.

Design Management Awards

Published in Member News
14 April 2014

9 HungarianDesignCouncilHungarian Design Council: Design Management Award
The Design Management Award, established by the Hungarian Design Council, is announced. Nominations can be submitted by anyone who knows companies and organisations with strong design-consciousness, to recognise excellent examples of this.

DBA Awards15DBA Design Effectiveness Awards: Call for Entries

The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards recognise and reward the integral role design plays in driving business growth. Entered jointly by both client and design agency, the awards are judged by senior business figures and use commercial data as a key judging criteria. A win is an independent endorsement of the value of your work, a great PR story, a motivator and reward for your team.

Joseph Binder Award 2014

Published in Member News
17 February 2014

14_Design-AustriaCall for Entries: Joseph Binder Award 2014

International Competition for Graphic Design & Illustration


The Austrian designer Joseph Binder (1898–1972) had a crucial impact on commercial art in Europe and the United States. His motto was: »Everything in design has a function. Design has a visual function. Design has a communicational function. Design has a motivational function.« Joseph Binder found answers to questions regarding the contemporary spirit and its philosophy, the sources of inspiration, and the role to be played by the modern designer in the reduced and impressive visual language of his graphic design. Today, in a new millennium, Joseph Binder’s principles have lost nothing of their relevance.


designaustria
, established in 1927, is Austria’s oldest design association, Joseph Binder having been one of its founding fathers. designaustria does not differentiate between the individual design disciplines, but between qualified and unqualified. It represents the interests of designers and illustrators who attach great importance to creative work of superior quality, thereby recognising both short-lived and profit-oriented visual communication and longer-lasting graphic design solutions as integral parts of everyday culture. designaustria first launched the Joseph Binder Award in 1996. This international performance showcase for graphic design & illustration is held every two years in the form of a competition.

Participation in the Joseph Binder Award 2014 is open to professional graphic designers and illustrators and to design students from all over the world. They may enter projects in the fields of graphic design and illustration (print) published or realised in 2012 and after. The works entered will be assessed by an international jury of experts. In 13 categories, a Joseph Binder Award in gold, silver, and bronze will be awarded in the form of trophies. In order to support independent, conceptual, and scientific activities in the fields of graphic design and illustration, money prizes will be awarded in the Design Fiction category in addition to the trophies. Additionally, the jury may choose up to seven Merit Awards per category. The winners will be publicly announced in autumn 2014 within the framework of a festive presentation of the selected and prize-winning entries. On the occasion of the award ceremony, a catalogue will be produced containing all of the selected and prize-winning entries and introducing the members of the jury.


For more information and to register: www.designaustria.at/jba14

Online registration and entries by 31.05.2014

Early bird (benefit from reduced entry fees!) by 31.03.2014

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