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A’ Design Award & Competition, the World’s largest and most diffused international design awards announced results of the 2018 - 2019 design competition: 2437 Winners from 106 countries in 98 different design disciplines. Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry.
A’ Design Competition results are announced every year on April 15. Best products, projects and services worldwide that demonstrate superior design, technology and creativity are rewarded with the A’ Design Award; the symbol of excellence in design and innovation. There are five different levels of distinction: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron A’ Design Awards are distributed annually in all design disciplines. Designers, companies and institutions from all countries are annually called to take part in the accolades by nominating their best works, projects and products for award consideration.
The A’ Design Awards are given for Good Spatial Design (Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and Landscape Design), Good Industrial Design (Product Design, Appliance Design, Vehicle Design and Machinery Design), Good Communication Design (Graphics Design, Interaction Design and Marketing Design), Good Fashion Design (Garment Design, Fashion Accessory Design and Footwear Design), Good System Design (Service Design, Design Strategy, Quality & Innovation) as well as for Achievements in Arts & Literature.
While the 2018 - 2019 Edition is over, entries to the 2019 – 2020 competition is now open; interested designers, artists, architects and companies could register and submit their works at https://competition.adesignaward.com where further information regarding the design competition such as evaluation criteria, key dates, list of jury members, entry forms and presentation guidelines could be obtained.
Simply Mithai mixes the beautiful tradition of Indian Mithai desserts with the art of chocolate. Because this bakery is so artistic, we wanted the brand to be elegant and sophisticated.
The brand is all about the fusion of culture and different elements. The wordmark is inspired by Indian calligraphy and the endless connections from one letter to another. Sticking with the idea of fusion and mixture, we blended several types in different weights and sizes to keep the brand playful yet elegant.
Firmalt is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Monterrey, Mexico that provides unique creative solutions that develop and position brands. They create strong visual concepts that communicate clear ideas, add value, and differentiate from the competition.
Grindal Legal approached us seeking an identity that would reflect their position within the legal landscape as a youthful and progressive firm. We created an identity in response to the key features that set Grindal Legal apart; an identity that blends personality with a respect for consistency and clarity.
The resulting visual language seeks to convey a feeling of transparency and straightforwardness; creating a confident and refined aesthetic that represents the firm’s ideology/mentality.
Mildred & Duck is a Melbourne-based graphic design and communication studio established by Sigiriya Brown and Daniel Smith. They design for print, digital and environmental media, creating solutions that communicate and connect with people.
When migrants venture through the desert in hopes to arrive to America, they do out of desperation and the necessity for health and refuge. These journeys are painstaking and taken due to a complete lack of resources and the sanctity of human preservation. The American administration has chosen to treat these refugees as criminals, separating their families, and locking them in detention centres.
The government justifies these policies with racist, untrue rhetoric. It is estimated that there are over 2000 children in detention centres without their parents. Many are sleeping on concrete floors and have extremely limited access to healthcare, nutritious food, and proper hygiene. Please donate to The American Civil Liberties Union- a team of individuals focused on defending the rights of immigrant families.
Four mediators came to us to help them launch their new business. In a sea of sameness, we saw an opportunity to stand out. An opportunity to create a brand that could reassure people without using stock imagery of smiling children and couples holding hands. And most importantly, an opportunity to tap into the ethos that connected the four women who were leading a new, collaborative approach to mediation.
‘The philosopher’s desk’ became our brand idea, informing everything from illustration to colour, to the way we speak. The concept allowed us to hero the knowledge and professionalism of the mediators while providing calm reassurance to their clients in times of crisis.
Re is a strategic brand consultancy that shapes brands to evolve at the speed of culture. ‘Re’ comes from the Latin meaning again and again. They use a process of ongoing iteration to enable their clients’ brands to adapt as new business and cultural opportunities present themselves. They believe brands are always in beta.
CCEA is a company of experts specialized in implementing change. They have an exceptional ability to get people do their work and think in new ways. CCEA seemed to have everything else in perfect shape, except their identity, which did not reflect the company’s business and leading position in their branch.
Kuudes is the Nordic insight, strategy and design agency with offices in Helsinki and Stockholm. They are a diverse team of business strategists, UX designers, visual storytellers and other creatives. What unites them is the desire to create meaningful and impactful concepts for businesses, brands, services and products. Since 2004, they have helped the clients innovate their strategies and brands with unique consumer insight and creative thinking.
We were tasked to create the branding for Café group, The Dayrooms Café based in both Notting Hill and most recently Holborn. Continuing along the visual route applied through the retail space, the café continues on Antipodean influences both through its ingredients and spaces. We created the full identity, spatial creative and direction for the brand.
Two Times Elliottis a design consultancy producing a diverse range of work spanning across brand identity, art direction, spatial and web design. Located in Angel, North London, they work within a range of sectors from the fashion and beauty, property, F&B and product fields. Their simplified yet considered aesthetic has allowed them to produce engaging work for an array of clients from across the world ranging from startups to global brands.
The enthusiastic entrepreneurs at Mr.Bee wanted a versatile visual identity, one that could be applied on items as diverse as, staff uniforms, aprons, beehives, social media, packaging, and print collateral.
The idea was to capture the vibe of their colorful beehive, people, the elements of the honey industry and build the identity with roots from the heart of their home, where they started producing high-quality honey and bee-related products.
Diano Kitanovski is a Ljubljana based collaborative designer, fond of modern & simple creative solutions. He has worked with clients and studios, both locally and internationally. The studio’s experience has included designing for a diverse range of sectors including early-stage startups, professional services, and hospitality.
The Residents is an interior design firm and furniture dealer devoted to design that is resourceful, sustainable, expressive, and inspirational. They believe in the power of consumers to better the world through the selection of design that is thoughtful, functional, and well-crafted.
To coincide with the launch of their new brick-and-mortar retail location, Landscape worked with The Residents to clarify their brand story and to craft a new extensible identity system that reflects their passion for design, self-expression, and community. The system was extended across an array of customer-focused collateral including business cards, shopping bags, environmental graphics, and digital marketing templates.
Landscape is an internationally recognized brand strategy and design studio committed to the creation of forward-looking identities and experiences. They translate narratives into systems to create long-term, scalable business value. The studio embraces the arts and technology equally, providing guidance to clients that pursue influential change through their products and services.
Zumtobel is a manufacturer of lighting systems and components, based in Dornbirn, Austria. The 2017/18 annual report was inspired by light and shadow. The visual language mixes gradients, typographic play and color. The edition comes in two forms: standard and limited. Annual reports are arrayed with 20 prints featuring phrases.
Creative Direction: Jessica Walsh Production: Erica Grubman, HeeJae Kim Book Design: Shy Inbar, HeeJae Kim Print Design: HeeJae Kim, Shy Inbar, Daniel Brokstad, Stefan Hürlemann, Juan Carlos, Lina Forsgreen, Anthony Velen, Cory Say, Farih Hardal Animation: Yaya Xu, Anthony Velen