HKDA Global Design Awards 2016 – IdN Readers Special Registration Offer – Hong Kong

HKDA Global Design Awards 2016 – IdN Readers Special Registration Offer – Hong Kong

HKDA Global Design Awards 2016 is currently accepting local and international entries in all categories. There are 4 design categories (Digital, Graphics, Products, Spatial and Environmental) spanning 41 subcategories, opened for all pillars of the industry. Entries will be judged by a world-class panel of 14 top-notch representatives in the design industry.<br><br> Readers of IdN can enjoy a special registration offer! To claim the offer, please contact the Global Design Awards Office by email at gda2016.cs@hongkongda.com or by phone at +852 2776 9142.<br><br> Registration and entries submission deadline close on 20 February 2016.

Golden Pin Design Award 2015 – Best Design Winners – Taipei, Taiwan

Golden Pin Design Award 2015 – Best Design Winners – Taipei, Taiwan

The Golden Pin Design Award announced its Best Design winners in a star-studded ceremony in the Performance Hall of the Eslite Spectrum Songyan store at Songshan Cultural Park. Taiwan led the way, taking 16 of the total 29 Best Design trophies, followed by China (10), and Hong Kong (3). This is the second year that the Golden Pin Design Award has been open to entries from beyond Taiwan, welcoming a host of international submissions, while building on both the quality and quantity of entries compared with previous years. Most of the winning products and projects embody the Golden Pin Design Award’s mission: to showcase design created for and by huaren (Chinese-speaking) communities, indicating the award has achieved local and global recognition.

The Guardian Personal Security App by Roundhouse – Brisbane, Australia

The Guardian Personal Security App by Roundhouse – Brisbane, Australia

Roundhouse has recently created a new app, website and brand collaterals for Guardian Personal Security. We all know this feeling whether it be walking home from work, university, a night out with friends or a late night fitness session. You have the right to feel safe in your surroundings. Guardian PS will allow you to take your power back! If ever feeling threatened for any reason, with the push of a button your chosen pre-set Guardians will know that you are in trouble, receive images and be able to track you to your exact location. Connect with family and friends to form a vast community of Guardians. Guardian Personal Security, take your power back and take control.

Department Studio – Multidisciplinary Design – Lyon, France

Department Studio – Multidisciplinary Design – Lyon, France

Department Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio specialized in art direction, graphic design, illustration, motion, animation and photography. They have produced work for clients including Nike, Adidas Originals, CNR, Musée Gadagne, Mom+Pop, Makia Clothing, Redbull, Carhartt, Kulte, Tsugi, Trax Magazine, Technikart, Le Transbordeur, Nuits Sonores, Computer Arts UK, Sixpack, Bitplay Inc, Gemini A, Hoffman West, Yours Truly, Arturia to name a few. Check out their updated website today!

Evolving Layout by Denis Klein, Bastian Werth and Lisa Reimann – Mainz, Germany

Evolving Layout by Denis Klein, Bastian Werth and Lisa Reimann – Mainz, Germany

Evolving Layout is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign. It assists graphic designers in designing outstanding layouts like posters, flyers, visuals, background patterns and much more. By including evolutionary strategies it is able to generate countless alternatives of a design and thus offering a broad view of available design options.

Homework – 2NDDAY Pre-Spring 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark

Homework – 2NDDAY Pre-Spring 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark

Homework is an independent, internationally renowned design studio specializing in brand expression, creative direction and graphic design within luxury and lifestyle. They were recently commissioned by 2NDDAY as Art Director for its Pre-Spring 2016 campaign. Photography: Magnus Magnusson | Stylist: Robert Rydberg | Creative direction: Blank Atelier | Art direction: Homework | Hair & makeup: Rikke Dengsø | Models: Ellen & Anna (Nishmanagement)

HelloMe – Berlin Art Prize 2015 Visual Identity – Berlin, Germany

HelloMe – Berlin Art Prize 2015 Visual Identity – Berlin, Germany

HelloMe is a Berlin based design studio creating ideas, art direction and design for art, culture and commerce. They continue their ongoing involvement in the art direction for the Berlin Art Prize — an award annually honoring contemporary art from Berlin. Its aim is to support the city’s artists by establishing a non-institu­tional prize awarded by a select jury of international art professionals. The Berlin Art Prize 2015 is themed I AM, YOU ARE. In close collaboration with the curatorial team we developed the campaign concept to highlight the importance of the individual artist as inherent part of the award identity.

Paloma Rincón – Photographer – Madrid, Spain

Paloma Rincón – Photographer – Madrid, Spain

Paloma Rincón is a Madrid based photographer shooting commercial assignments for big companies to more experimental and personal projects. She creates photographic images where different languages and techniques get mixed up. The result showcases interesting worlds where shapes, textures, materials, lights and typography blend together living in harmony inside fine, rich, and detailed graphic compositions. The virtual and the real worlds integrate in a totally natural fashion erasing the boundaries of tactile and digital.

Yuta Takahashi – Traditional Festival of Japan 2015 – Nakamura, Japan

Yuta Takahashi – Traditional Festival of Japan 2015 – Nakamura, Japan

Yuta Takahashi was the man responsible for the visual design of 'Traditional Festival of Japan', a traditional event held every fall in Shikoku, Japan. In this traditional local festival, visitors carry something called a Taikodai, which is a 2 ton portable shrine decorated in gold. They carry this through town, thanking nature and the gods for the year's abundant harvest. Skilled craftsmen decorate the Taikodai with delicate yet bold embroidery, done in the shape of a golden Ark of the Covenant. Various myths passed down through the ages are depicted through the elaborate embroidery, and the skill of the craftsmen is truly breathtaking. We selected one scene from a myth, and used Japanese methods like gold leaf covering and calligraphy, as well as modern design, to pay homage to these skilled craftsmen.

Berta Pfirsich's New Website by Play&Type – Barcelona, Spain

Berta Pfirsich's New Website by Play&Type – Barcelona, Spain

Play&Type is a creative Studio directed by Raquel Orellana and Paco Díaz, specialized in brand creation and visual communication. They had recently worked with photographer Berta Pfirsich on her brand new revamped website! Berta lives and works in Barcelona. She studied photography in IDEP (School of image and Design) and Fashion Stylism in Instituto Europeo di Design. She has ample experience in both commercial and fashion worlds having worked with clients in the likes of Volcom, Element, Coolway, Converse, Vogue, Vice Magazine, Nylon and Frankie Magazine to name a few.