Design Annual 2016 Spotlight Submissions: Taiwan

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Designer: Ken-Tsai Lee design lab/Taiwan TECHn | Client: Taiwan Designers’ Web

The latest early entry to the Design Annual 2016 competition hails from from Taiwan. The stunning, colorful visual identity of Taiwan Designers’ Week 2014 was submitted by Ken-Tsai Lee of Ken Tsai Lee Design.

“Get out of your comfort zone, break down the boundaries and find more possibilities,” they write on their [[Read the full article…]]

2015 New Talent Annual Winners Announcement

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We are pleased to announce the Platinum winning students of the 2015 New Talent Annual competitionRachel Ake, Erin Bishop, Andrew Haupt, Allie Hine, Marcus King, Marissa Kopco, Joe Lee, Daniel Lewis, Josephine Tan, Ekaterina Taylor, Holly Trotta and Mats Wilke.

Additionally, we would like to honor the Platinum winning instructors of the 2015 New Talent Annual competition: Frank Anselmo, Josef Astor, [[Read the full article…]]

Poster Spotlight Submissions: Japan and Spain

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 Left Design Firm: Atlas | Right Designer: Jisuke Matsuda

Two stunning Graphis Poster Annual submissions emerge this week: Atlas’s Viva Massimo, a tribute to Massimo Vignelli for an exhibition in Northern Spain and Jisuke Matsuda’s King Lear, the first poster of the Create Theatre Poster series that advertises the upcoming Shakespearean play in an edgy, modern eloquence.

Commissioned by Husmee Studio Graphique, Viva Massimo is based on the modernist → [[Read the full article…]]

On the Calendar: AIGA Minnesota Design

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Title: AIGA Minnesota poster, design by Tim Eaton, photography by Paul Shambroom 1987

The Walker Museum Celebrates Minnesota Design

AIGA is paying tribute to Minnesota’s design legacy in a two-part Insights Lecture Series event, Minnesota Design, A Celebration. The event is on March 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Walker Cinema in Minneapolis. The evening will highlight a presentation by Andrew Blauvelt, the Walker → [[Read the full article…]]

2016 Poster Spotlight Submission: Denmark

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 Designer: Finn Nygaard | Clients: Aamus International Jazz Festival/Ljubljana Poster Festival

Finn Nygaard‘s work for the Aarhus International annual Jazz festival in 2015 and 2014 reflects the understated sophistication of the Jazz culture that is celebrated at this event.

The two posters, recently submitted to the Poster Annual 2016 competition, feature a tribute to American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious → [[Read the full article…]]

2016 Poster Spotlight Submission: Taiwan

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 Design Firm: Ken-Tsai Lee Studio/Taiwan TECH | Clients: Taiwan TECH (left), The GACC (right)

Ken-Tsai Lee Studio’s recent poster entries present two cultural events: the Taipei South Town Art Festival 2014; The Contemporary Art of Chinese Characters (Image on the left), which Ken-Tsai Lee designed, and the Outstanding Chinese Character Design Works Invitation Exhibition (Image on the right), designed by Chun-Ying Lin. Both were submitted to our Poster Annual → [[Read the full article…]]

Pascal Colrat: Charlie Vivra!

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 Photographer: Pascal Colrat | Title: The New Marianne

Poster Artist Pascal Colrat Responds to Tragedy in Paris

Pascal Colrat, a French activist and poster designer, was one of nearly 3.7 million people who rallied together across France after a tragedy that threatened the country’s freedom of expression. His art, he says, reflects his personal outrage.

On the morning of Jan. 7, 2015, two masked gunmen armed with AK-47s stormed → [[Read the full article…]]

2015 Advertising Annual Winners Announcement

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We are pleased to announce the Platinum winners of the 2015 Graphis Advertising Annual competition: LLOYD&CODoner AdvertisingThe Richards GroupDunn&Co.WONGDOODY,
Lewis CommunicationsZulu Alpha Kilo and Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners.

Graphis congratulates all of the winners for their outstanding achievements and is proud to share the winning work with our readers. This year’s Advertising winners have been posted on Graphis.com and the [[Read the full article…]]

2015 Photography Annual Winners Announcement 2

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We are pleased to announce the Platinum winners of the 2015 Graphis Photography Annual competition: Henry LeutwylerTerry HeffernanFrank P. WartenbergMark ZibertC

Graphis congratulates all of the winners for their outstanding achievements and is proud to share the winning work with our readers. This year’s Photography winners have been posted on Graphis.com and the 2015 Photography Annual is available for pre-order at a 50 percent → [[Read the full article…]]