January 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 69 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2013.
The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.
See how each country stacked up.
October 29, 2013 | No Comments
Here at Lovely Package we’ve been longtime supporters of LiveSurface and today we’re excited to announce their new product Context. A revolutionary new Mac application, Context uses the design tools you already know to create stunning photorealistic onscreen packaging mockups with a click. Context links with Illustrator to allow you to see your concepts realized side-by-side, while you work.
Head over to LiveSurface’s Context page for more info on this great new product.
September 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
A’ Design Award & Competition has announced their 2013 call for entries. Designers are invited to submit their works before September 30, 2013.
The A’ Packaging Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, design companies and other businesses in the manufacturing industry worldwide. Submissions can be made to Furniture Design, Interiors, Electronic Devices, Architecture, Packaging, Graphic Design, Ready-Made, Jewelry Design, Interfaces, Web Sites, Transportation, Yacht Design and others. View a list of all design award categories and requirements.
Register online. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2013, and results will be announced and showcased to the public here on Lovely Package April 15, 2013.
For 2013-2014 there are 50 jury members in total, composed of design professionals and academics from all over the world. The award winners’ kit includes the award trophy, the annual yearbook, printed certificate in metal frame, award winners manual, free gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony and free participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition in Italy, Poland and India to name a few. See a full list of what winners will receive. Continue…
September 8, 2013 | 1 Comment
Lovely Package presents the winners of the 2013 A’ Design Award & Competitions. Each year creative agencies compete for honor, prestige and international recognition. Here are a few of the projects that we chose to highlight, and for the rest be sure to check out all of the winners at awardeddesigns.com.
August 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Design by Beth Sicheneder | Country: United States
“These packages were developed to hold maps of some of the largest and most traveled cities in the world. They display city destinations boldly and clearly with the use of large, eye-catching typography. The vibrant, minimal coloring was chosen to create a vibe of excitement and clarity. In the complex world of travel, finding your way should be made easy.”
August 13, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by White Studio | Country: united Kingdom
“The DIY Calendar is part of White Studio self-promotion project: BITRI, a special brand of the studio that specialises in exquisite and luxurious objects all conceptualised and designed in-house.
This particular calendar is all about freedom and a lot of writing. It can be used both as a calendar and a diary, giving the user the freedom to select each day as many pages as he wish. The stickers indicate the day of the month, and can be applied anywhere on the page, allowing the user to write around it. The main objective with this project was to develop a do-it-yourself object, one that can be built differently by each user and personalised as desire.”
July 29, 2013 | No Comments
The paintings that hang on the walls of a house reflect the aesthetic sensibilities of its occupants. In this sense, every person wants a piece of art that speaks out to him – and no person in his right mind will buy art that holds no special appeal.
Fortunately, there are ways for anyone to get a hold of art that caters to his taste. Online, it is easy to pick out paintings and sculptures. Mixed media art is usually categorized according to orientation, size, medium, subject, and style. This gives everyone leeway in terms of choices!
Why A Home Should Have Art
There are many reasons why every home should have at least one piece of art. Below are some of the most compelling ones.
Attention getting mixed media art in a home widens the horizon of its occupants. It teaches diversity by portraying cultural traits, religious preferences, and lifestyle choices. Just by looking at a piece of art, a person immediately appreciates something new.
February 22, 2013 | 2 Comments
Designed by The Bold | Country: Russia
“Grigory Perelman is a modern Russian mathematician who solved the legendary Poincaré conjecture, one of the world’s most difficult mathematical tasks. He was awarded the Field Medal but refused to take the 1 million dollars prize. “Why do I need a million dollars if I can control the uviverse?”, he said.Our gang shoots off to the genius of Grigory Perelman.”
February 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by The Pressure | Country: United States
“In collaboration with Portland-based printer Premier Press, I pulled together a group of local designers, illustrators and photographers to showcase some of Premier’s processes and papers in a fun, collaborative way. We came up with the theme “Good Stuff,” and a packaging system, 2013 calendar, double-sided wrapping paper and a 20′ x 14′ wall banner were created. Contributors include Nishat Akhtar, Thomas Bradley, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Will Bryant, Ben Clark, Jordan Domont, Nicole Lavelle, Tom O’Toole, Aaron Rayburn, Michael Spoljaric, Ryan Unruh and Everett Vangsnes. Photography by Ryan Unruh, with photo assistance by Matthew Jones.”
February 16, 2013 | No Comments
A’ Design Award & Competition has announced their FINAL call for submissions for the packaging and graphics categories. Packaging and graphics designers are invited to submit their works before February 28, 2013.
The A’ Packaging Design Award is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized 3D packaging works designed by professional and young designers, packaging design companies and creative agencies worldwide. Likewise, the Graphics category is open to submission of 2D Packaging designs, advertisements and visual communication designs, including info graphics.
The deadline for submission is February 28, 2013. Winners will get early communication on March 7, 2013, and results will be announced to the public on April 15, 2013 when the award winners’ exhibition starts. The winning work will also be showcased here on Lovely Package on April 15, 2013.
Furthermore, this year winners’ works will be exhibited in 3 locations worldwide:
- A’ Design Award Winners’ Exhibition at MOOD will be held at Como, Italy. Dates: 15-27 Apr 2013. 751 m2 Space is provided for winners to exhibit their works. Winners who cannot join by physical works will be provided free poster printing and preparation service; therefore every awarded designers’ works get exhibited.
- A’ Winners’ Exhibition at About Design will be held at Gdansk, Poland. Dates: 10-12 May 2013. 112 m2 Space is provided for winners to exhibit their works. A’ Design Award will carry small pieces, and provide poster preparation and printing free of charge to all winners.
- A’ Winners’ Exhibition at Product Design Days, will be held at Mumbai, India. Dates: 21-22 Nov 2013. 112 m2 Space is provided for winners to exhibit their works. A’ Design Award will carry small pieces, and provide poster preparation and printing free of charge to all winners.
In addition to the space in the 3 exhibitions, winners are given a rich package as seen here, without any “further fees”.
If you’re not a packaging designer, you may want to check other A’ Design Award & Competition categories here.
For further information please visit: whatisadesigncompetition.com
Check out some photos of the event and a selection of last years winners after the jump.