October 15, 2012 | 1 Comment
Designed by Nick Yates | Country: United Kingdom
“University brief – Packaging design for a pub game invented by a University tutor. The aim of the game is to draw celebrities using matchsticks (example included – it’s Joan of Arc by the way). The winner is the person who can create their celebrity using the fewest matches. The losers buy the beers.
Match boxes come in 4 hand screen printed colours; black, magenta, turquoise and fluorescent red with a foil blocked match on the front. Box tray made from metallic gold card.
It’s the ultimate pub challenge”
September 27, 2012 | No Comments
WDR – World Design Rankings announced the rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried arts & design competitions and awards.
United States ranked as number 1 among the 47 represented countries, followed by Turkey, Hong-Kong, Italy, United Kingdom and South Korea. The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design and arts industry. The ultimate aim of the ranking is to contribute to global design & art scape through advocating and highlighting good design, arts and architecture.
WDR Representative Frank Scott noted that this is the first time that such an international ranking for design & arts has been implemented and added “We hope to ignite further competition in the design industry and arts by providing the world design rankings; we believe this is very important for the world, because more competition would lead to better designs; better designs mean longer-lasting products, more ergonomic designs, highly socially responsible projects and so on. At micro-level, the world design rankings help designers understand their world-wide position, however most importantly, at macro-level the world design rankings will push the participating designers, artists and architects to do better, to come up with better products and designs which in turn would create positive impacts for our future generations”.
September 24, 2012 | No Comments
A’ Design Award & Competition is looking for submissions for the packaging design awards category. This could be your chance to get a head of the competition and get some international coverage for yourself and your work. The submission deadline is September 30th 2012.
A’ Design Award is the world’s best design award and competition in terms of creating publicity and visibility for its winners, with a direct reach of 3 million design enthusiasts through A’ Design Awards’ Broadcasting Network and with an extended reach of 700 million people annually through the publicity and dissemination services by DesignPRWire, Design-Media, IDNN and DXGN design news networks.
Winners are provided tons of services, including but not limited to: • Extensive PR Campaign • Press Release Preparation • Press Release Distribution • Communicated to Magazines • Communicated to Blogs • Newsletter Announcement • Award Trophy • Winners’ Certificate • Winners Badges • Competition Logo • Participants’ Certificate • Content Distribution through IDNN • Competition Statistics • Score Sheet • Yearbook Publication • Gala-Night Invitation • The Annual Yearbook • Physical Exhibition of Selected Projects • Feedback Notes by the Jury • Winner Services • Option to Sell Winning Designs • Sales Listing for Winning Products • Inclusion in Designer Rankings • Proof of Creation Document • Winners’ Manual • Inclusion in Business Network • Marketing and Consultancy and others, and all without any further fees.
Some particular aspects are especially highly appealing such as inclusion in the BuySellDesign Network, physical exhibition at MOOD Museum of Design, Yearbook Publication, and the Gala-Night invitations which are provided free of charge to winners.
To learn more, visit: whatisadesigncompetition.com
To see previous years’ winners, visit: awardeddesigns.com
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September 21, 2012 | 3 Comments
“Greg is a pretty whizz illustrator and found my details through the design grapevine … He contacted me and asked (demanded) that I create him a portfolio piece that would encapsulate his talent. He had been fortunate enough to bump into and chat to the art director of Wallpaper* Magazine whilst in Auckland at the Semi Permanent exhibition. Greg still appeals that he was NOT stalking him … The facts still remain unknown and rather shady!”
September 20, 2012 | No Comments
Designed by Parvaneh Toghiani | Country : United States
“Stitch-22 is a brand geared towards younger women who are interested in needle work, but these women have found it hard to begin such a hobby due to the misguided connotations of the needle arts with 65 year old catladies. The brand aims to provide a clean alternative to this Catch-22 and solve their cat-lady conundrum. I embraced Stitch-22’s hand crafted roots by hand lettering the logo, using substrates with different tactile qualities for the packaging, and hand-stitching the rules in-between the text. The line includes the essentials for both beginner or intermediate crotcheters and cross-stitchers.”
September 17, 2012 | 5 Comments
Designed by the Bureau of Betterment | Country: Denmark
“The 54-40 packaging project was a collaboration between two sole proprietors: Mette Hornung Rankin of the Bureau of Betterment and Greg Jones of Fifty-Four Forty. Greg had the idea to create a set of magnetic-backed US states made out of laser cut wood that show the topography of America. After meeting at an ADX Feedback Loop event, Mette and Greg decided to collaborate on packaging prototypes for the first batch of products he wanted to sell to gather interest in his idea.”
August 28, 2012 | 5 Comments
Designed by House Industries | Country: United States
“House Industries introduces the House Archive Box, a new twist on an old idea that brings the foldable storage box out of the closet or storage facility and into contemporary living areas and workspaces.”
July 9, 2012 | 3 Comments
“Dogs&Drops is a dogcare brand which takes care of our pets and keeps them clean and happy. We represent the dogs with and element of humour that will appeal to owners. We kept the look of the packaging clean to give it a hygienic feel, and paired that with bright colours to make the brand look young and fresh.”
May 3, 2012 | No Comments
Designed by Cinzia Bruschini | Country: Italy
Cinzia Bruschini designed this box and its contents as away to package wedding prints for his clients. The calligraphy tags are completely handmade by Lena Calligrapher , and the stamps are from Verde Studio.
April 18, 2012 | No Comments
The day started out with 200 entires from around the world, and over the course of 10 hours we culled that down to 12 In-book awards and 4 Nominations. The Nominations were then voted on to decide if they would receive the industry’s coveted Yellow Pencil. The quality of work was very impressive, and the judging was not an easy task. As judges, we agreed, disagreed, and debated, but in the end we all felt that the work awarded was indeed the best of the bunch.
Check out the winning work below, and also be sure to watch the live telecast tomorrow at 7:00pm (BST) to see who will walk away with a Yellow Pencil.