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Red Dot Award Design Concept 2012 – Open For Entries

Red Dot Award Design Concept 2012 is open for entries. Red Dot Design Award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Why don’t you try to submit your innovative idea to Red Dot Award Design Concept 2012. The Award calls upon designers, companies, design institutions and design studios to submit their latest and best idea, as a product with good design, to the competition.

The red dot award: design concept has been accepting entries in English, German, Chinese and Korean since 2011. The goal of the award is to be the essential platform that take apart good ideas with good design solutions from the mediocre, to provide a professional appraisal and internationally recognized seal that gives an advantage to the design and designer in the aggressive market. From now till 29 February 2012, submit your entry for early submission discounts. The award closes on 27 June 2012.

Ken Koo, red dot design award Asia President said: “The aim is to pitch concept design to the highest level, which is why there is no student or professional categories. All submissions are treated as equal without any prejudice towards young designers.”

There are prize categories for product design, design agencies, and design concepts. The competition is open to several fields of manufacturing, including, but not limited to furniture, home appliances, machines, cars and tools.

The competition focuses on young, up-and-coming creative talents, designers and design companies around the world. In 2008, there were over 3.200 submissions from 51 countries for the product design prize, over 5,800 submissions for the communication design prize and 1,900 entries from 46 countries.

The deadline for entries is June 27, 2012.


February 17, 2012 Posted by | Designs, News, Textile Design | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Designs of the Year 2012 show opens

Designs of the Year 2012 Awards somehow opens to the public with usual eclectic mix of the useful, the beautiful, the difficult to understand and the obvious. Its showcase the most innovative and progressive designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport. The Design of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at an Awards event in April 2012.

London Design Museum’s Design Awards somehow, in a process that describes itself as “the Oscars of the design world”. There are multiple design disciplines; including fashion, architecture, product design, digital and graphics.

There is Re-design for an Emergency Ambulance, Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa collection of bags, made of recycled materials, Unit9’s One Thousand Cranes for Japan project, SEA’s sample books, the Kinect for Xbox 360 and Andrew Slorance’s Carbon Black Wheelchair .British fashion was an outfit from Mary Katrantzou’s seminal A/W 2011 collection. Lovely exhibition graphics by A Practice for Everyday Life, reflects the breadth, scale and adventurousness of this year’s nominees.

‘We spent nine months talking about the materials with chemists. This has been on the front page of concrete mags. It’s serious chemistry’ says Gordon Young. Design Awards includes more visible works such as Barber Osgerby’s Olympic Torch and Kate Middleton’s dress.

February 12, 2012 Posted by | Designs, Fashion, News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anna Wintour and Scarlett Johansson hosted Runway To Win Event

Designers Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenburg, hosted Tuesday’s Runway To Win in New York City, occasion that launched President Obama’s new line of 2012 campaign souvenirs. President Obama has returned to e-commerce and haute fashion design with Runway to Win, a joint campaign merchandise fundraiser pegged to the kickoff of New York Fashion Week. The start of New York City’s Fashion Week, some of the biggest names in design and Hollywood got jointly in New York City on Tuesday night to launch the new Runway to Win line of Obama-themed clothing and accessories.

The collection features patriotic clothing and accessories, moderately priced from $45 to $95, from top designers with Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Derek Lam, Beyoncé and Tina Knowles, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, Vera Wang, Thakoon, Jason Wu, Grace Tsao-Wu and Laura Kofoid of Laudi Vindi, Marc Jacobs and Tracy Reese. Anna Wintour was also joined by Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama for America. Anna Wintour and Scarlett Johansson hosted “Runway to Win,” the fundraising event in support of Obama’s re-election campaign.

February 9, 2012 Posted by | Designs, Fashion, News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Importance of a Graphic Design

Graphic design is a creative process most often involving a client and a designer and usually completed in conjunction with producers of form undertaken in order to convey a specific message to a targeted audience. Graphic designing is nothing but it is h environment around us. There are different aspects of graphic design and different principals that make up graphic design. It is the work of strong imagination and strong power of fantasy.

There are fundamentally thousands of websites in the worldwide web and quite a few are in point of fact getting added to the domain as each second passes. The term graphic designing was first discovered by William Addison Dwiggins in the year 1922. Graphic design often refers to both the process by which the communication is created and the products which are generated. Web design is the most common form of graphic design these days. But it’s a high-paying and popular job.

Graphic designers are, first of all, designers who work with images, words and media. The process of graphic design enhances the look of a layout, is attractive to viewers, simplifies the message and helps communicate a message effectively. As simple it may seem, it is lot of hard work. Graphical elements facilitate expression of thought to visualization, and snatches attention of the watcher pleasing and mesmerizing their eyes.

On the whole online audience expects a good website layout, this is to a certain extent main because this usually determines the interest of the site audience in the site. There are many software packages like Macromedia, Adobe, Corel Draw, and Paint Shop that aid in high quality and complexity of graphic design. Today, Graphic design is practiced in various fields of media, distributing its effective message through logos, graphics, signs, brochures, posters, and other type of visual elements.

The growth of the professional graphic design industry has grown in parallel with the rise of consumerism. Graphic design whether it is a creating page layout for a webpage or creating a logo for a business is always aimed as a marketing tool. Graphic Designing is a field which is gradually encompassing various arenas like web designing, advertising firms, corporate houses.

January 30, 2012 Posted by | Art, Designs | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hand Embroidery Designs Basic Stitches

Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating textile or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also slot in other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. People from older cultures such as Egypt, Persia, China and India expanded this craft and it has been an enormously popular art since then. Hand embroidery styles are beautiful, but laborious to make.

Hand embroidery is a carry out that has been used for centuries by a assortment of people for all sorts of needs. The craft has a long and appealing tradition and has bought many hours of creative delight to women for generations. There are all sorts of different things that one can use on a hand embroidery project. These include shapes, letters, graphic designs and much more. First you will need to work with a good type of outline. In many cases you can create your own pattern but in other cases a pattern that can be already made for your needs can be handled. An embroiderer can go as rapidly or as slowly as one wants.

Cross stitch can be a distinctive layout and is also pretty popular. It is produced utilizing counted stitches with the X-shape to be able to produce unique styles and patterns. A problem with machine embroidery comes from how it is something that can be very mistaken in some cases. Canvas material in add-on to yarn is utilized in canvas task which could possibly be just a little hard for beginners. The threads utilized in producing hand embroidery styles could perhaps be embroidery floss of mobile threads.

During the process you will have to take the needle that the fabric is attached to and move it through the cloth over time. Needles are accessible inside of a wide variety of sizes from 0 to 10. When functioning on hand embroidery you should be sure that the needle that you are dealing with is one that has a smooth eye. Some thin fabrics could even be scratched by a machine. Hand embroidery is a great type of activity for all of these reasons.

Modern canvas work tends to follow very regular counted stitching patterns with designs developing from reiteration of one or only a few similar stitches in a variety of thread hues. Hand embroidery can be a good activity for adults and young children similarly and is also relatively uncomplicated to be taught.

January 13, 2012 Posted by | Art, Designs, Fashion, Textile Design | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment