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  • endorsements

    ico-D is pleased to endorse 2018 Taiwan International Student Design Competition (TISDC) organised by Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education and our Member Asia University. This year's theme is Breakthrough and Innovation. Submissions accepted from 15 May - 16 July 2018
  • communication design [journal]

    A timely double issue of CD [journal] comprised of 22 articles, reviews and visual essays that illuminate themes from the Montréal Design Declaration including cultural identity, measuring design impact and creating models of design education. “Communication design research clearly has much to contribute to providing new insights to address bigger global, economic, social, cultural and environmental concerns.”
    —from Research notes: a time for transformations, Editorial by Teal Triggs
  • adaa


    The early bird semifinalists of the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards have been announced. Submissions are open until 11 June 2018.
  • icographic

    The "exploration issue" from 1973 includes perspectives on the art and design divide, a critique of gendered iconography and the design implications of early feminism, graphic articles on the mosaic dot alphabet and the ergonomics of print legibility + a look at experimental pictorial languages by Yukio Ota that resemble may of today's ...emojis. Fascinating visuals and reads in issue 06.

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