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  • Wait! there's still hope


    As a whole the 145 creations chosen as finalists did not seem in my opinion to exhibit a cohesive standard of quality. It seemed to me that the choices were made under a "loose" understanding and/or adherence to the competition's brief. I completely agree with the MCAI in there evaluation that there were a number of very well executed creations left out of the group of finalists passed on to them for their final judgment. For future competitions, I suggest a single judgment carried out by a smaller panel (maybe four?) comprised equally in number of representatives from the actual client and of distinguished international designers. This way the final judgment will be the consensus coming from a panel that has informed one another through a discussion process as if it were an actual working client and designer relationship. Through this back and forth communication the desired outcome of the client and the design knowledge and experience of the designers will hopefully produce a result that can be respected by all involved. Finally, I think the brief itself should be written and agreed upon by all of the exact members of the panel that will be judging the competition. This would ensure a level of continuity and clarity throughout. Thank you to all those who work hard to make this site and competitions happen. Mistakes are part of the process, lessons are learned, improvements are made, and we move forward. Peace, jon

  • Stories of the Field Logo Competition Results

    Community, Communication Design


    I am disappointed at the results of this competition as I am sure the rest of the entrants are. I understand that Design 21 didn't want to break the rules by adding new designs to the chosen finalists and that it must be very confusing to look at over 1600 logos and decide on one of them unanimously but this will have to be done at some point and I am sure that whoever is chosen would like some sort of recognition. I would love to read your views about this.

  • The contest that never was!

    Communication, Communication Design

    I am talking of course about the "Field of Dreams” logo contest. Designers entered from around the world in good faith that a winner would be chosen.

    Why wasn’t a winner chosen…?

    A bunch of judges decided what the client had too chose from…how dare there dictate to the client, which designs, they could choose. I would be pissed off too if you told me, sorry we have deemed only the designs the ones you can chose from…

    (Client) But we like one of the ones that is not one of YOUR Finalist.

    (GoD) Sorry you cannot have that one!

    (Client) But that one is perfect for our image!!!

    (GoD) In our wisdom of many years of design have decided that we will choose it for you, because you do not know what you are doing…

    (Client) You what? 4#@*

    NOW ASK YOURSELF…How bad does that sound?

    Design 21 (Judges) you need to check your egos at the door.

    Signed Brandsimplicity

  • ¿Confianza?


    ¿Podemos confiar en una institución que no es capaz de cumplir sus promesas?

    ¿Esa es la manera en que Naciones Unidas funciona? Si esto pasó con un simple concurso ¿qué puede pasar con las ocho metas de Naciones Unidas? ¿es sólo un asunto de relaciones públicas?

    ¿Así es como Stories From The Field muestra la realidad en sus documentales?

    Estoy muy decepcionado

  • Stories from the...

    Communication, Communication Design


    I understand but the announcement was definitely anticlimactic! :(

    (my logo for "anticlimactic")

  • Groundswell Weekly Review: Dec. 3 - 8, 2007

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

    Here is the weekly round-up from the Groundswell Blog.

  • Don't Shoot Me Santa (RED)

    Well-being, Audio/Visual Design


    The Killers have released their new Christmas single "Don't Shoot Me Santa", with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Global Fund RED, for investment in African AIDS programs. Just, amazing. Buy it!

  • Slippa MP3

    Communication, Industrial Design


    new music interaction experience this MP3 Consisting of two parts ,the upper part can do slip motion:vertically slip and horizontal slip.different slip direction has different function.The difference between expressed function and next song function is just that the distance of sliping . luxury slippa mp3 slide your finger, play the MP3

    more detials on

  • Sustainable Graphic Design Education

    Education, Communication Design

    I have recently noticed many colleges offering various certificate programs in sustainability. Other than MCAD's sustainable online design course, does anyone know of any other colleges offering sustainable design education programs?

  • Whomade / the products talk -

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design



    We want to develop a new understanding: a very personal view on products able to transmit the values of an human experience. Products are for us the meeting points between cultures that dialogue, create together and evolve: the place to make ours a renewed sense for beauty as an ethic and an aesthetic value as well. We believe in a world of possible beautiful things and we want to reveal their soul together with their collective meaning. Products are talking, carrying values, ideas, emotions and with their knowledge represent social relations. From here, WHOMADE is born: a brand for products with a high-added human value. A communication project that invites products to talk about their stories; from the creative plots that gave them shape and meaning, to the cultures that have inspired them, to the hands that have created them. And if the products start to talk, it is still of us the will and the pleasure to listen to them.


    WHOMADE is an initiative launched and supported by, and it is from the premises and the experiences of the organization that the idea of the brand took shape. WHOMADE is an open project and includes people through a series of events for meeting and exchange, workshops and exhibitions, to extend its own vision, share its experiences and build up a network of common resources for a new generation of objects. WHOMADE is born as an ini...

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