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Linda Lopez

New York, NY, United States

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Member since July 18, 2007

  • STORYTELLING Takes First Place

    Communication, Communication Design

    The First Place Design selected by the MCAI NY team is

    STORYTELLING www.design21sdn.com/vote/9/entry/857/11690

    We congratulate them!

    The design team are Anna Kamjou, design strategy director, Franz Enmark, senior designer, Frida Frisén, account manager, and Nikolaj Kledzik, senior designer, of 802 Kommunikation AB, in Stockholm, Sweden.

    The 802 design team have been notified and have accepted our invitation to work with us on an identity program for the festival.

    We would like to take this opportunity to also congratulate the popular choice, Beyond the Boundary, by Yuko Inagaki, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which received the most votes from among Design 21 members, and will be awarded the $500 prize.

    We support Design 21 in their work to foster "Better design for the greater good" and we thank them for sponsoring this contest. Nonprofits like ours don't always have the funds to hire top designers. My co-producer and I have worked for four years, on a strictly volunteer basis, to create and produce the Stories from the Field festival. MCAI NY, which presents it, is an all-volunteer organization. But being poor doesn't stop us from wanting the best. This contest and the 802 design team gave us a chance to have it, and we are grateful.

  • It's a practical and creative logo. It can be used in many different medium, in different forms, as a different communication tools. Simple, Practical, creative and flexible. That's how I describe the logo. It's worth fighting for it. Well done and congratulations.


  • It dosen't satisfy the requirements of the competition. If MCA had a problem with the requirements it should've spoken up long ago.


  • Dear fellow designers,

    As you may have learned already, D21 took the righteous decision of proceeding with the SFTF competition. I believe this is what most of the discontented participants were hoping for. Our posted protesting views were not ignored therefore we ought to support D21 in whatever way they see fit to wrap up this competition. In their last letter, D21 brandished a firm stand against the alleged MCAI’s misconduct and affirmed their committed position towards the members, the jury and the set regulations reclaiming the integrity of this competition and hopefully securing it for all future ones to come. Thank you D21!

    That being said, I wish all of you the best of luck in the new selection to come!

  • Dear fellow designers,

    As you may have learned already, D21 took the righteous decision of proceeding with the SFTF competition. I believe this is what most of the discontented participants were hoping for. Our posted protesting views were not ignored therefore we ought to support D21 in whatever way they see fit to wrap up this competition. In their last letter, D21 brandished a firm stand against the alleged MCAI’s misconduct and affirmed their committed position towards the members, the jury and the set regulations reclaiming the integrity of this competition and hopefully securing it for all future ones to come. Thank you D21! That being said, I wish all of you the best of luck in the new selection to come!


  • Dear fellow designers,

    As you may have learned already, D21 took the righteous decision of proceeding with the SFTF competition. I believe this is what most of the discontented participants were hoping for. Our posted protesting views were not ignored therefore we ought to support D21 in whatever way they see fit to wrap up this competition. In their last letter, D21 brandished a firm stand against the alleged MCAI’s misconduct and affirmed their committed position towards the members, the jury and the set regulations reclaiming the integrity of this competition and hopefully securing it for all future ones to come. Thank you D21! That being said, I wish all of you the best of luck in the new selection to come!


  • Hi, I work at DESIGN 21. The logo design criteria stated in the competition brief were created by MCA-I.


  • Hi Haruko/Team Design21

    I regret to say this but the designs that the judges have selected are far away from the actual concept of LOGO DESIGN. Most of the designs listed in 10 selected entries are incorrect CONCEPTUALLY, THEORETICALLY. Looking at only Aesthetic nature of it does not solve the purpose.

    Being into the Design Industry for over 30 Years, I can say that , designer behind these designs have run for Beautiful look of it, and Colors. These are more of like Posters but we were not looking for a poster. Were we?

    Infact the most popular entry wont be suited on Letter pads, Visiting Cards, Bookmarks ,if printed as a logo.

    I would suggest to recheck all the 1600 entries again and look for better designs. Just to judge something for the sake of of it, would be like fooling ourselves unnecessarily. All I can say is, lets not CONCEPT of DESIGN fail, just for the sake of Judgement.

    --Regards Tom Riddler


  • In response to Judgement of Wrong, posted by Tom Riddler,
    in the thread STORYTELLING Takes First Place

    The "Most Popular" was chosen by our members who voted during the public voting period. Our judges did not have a say in this.

    If you are talking about the Judge's Top Pick (by Abi Huynh), please take a look at the entire entry. The first image you see is deceptive in that it shows its application to a poster. Second image shows the logo by itself. The other 2 images show other applications, including its application to stationery and business card. You scroll down to see all the finalists and you will find Abi Huynh's entry near bottom. Click on the image to see the entire entry. (Or you can search the designer on the site to get to it.)

    As for others, if you read all the judges' comments you will see that aesthetic nature wasn't all they looked at.

    I hope this clarifies the matter.

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