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  • ico-D Regional Meeting Afrika 2019


    We are pleased to announce that an ico-D Regional Meeting will take place in Accra (Ghana) in February 2019.
  • corresponding entities

    The Corresponding Entity (CE) status was established to support emerging design associations who are not yet eligible to become Members. Recently, DesignGhana and DesignLaos are granted special status with ico-D.
  • ico-D events

    ico-D Montréal Platform Meeting 'Design is Global' took place in Montréal (Canada) on 13–14 October 2017 and included Member forums, discussions and presentations. It provided an opportunity for exchange between Members from the educational, professional and promotional sectors. This report summarises the talks and informal discussions that took place.
  • icographic

    Questioning established ways of thinking guides the authors of issue icographic 7 (published 1974) as they examine processes of typography, education in handwriting, and predictive patterns of human colour preferences in different countries around the world. Catch up on this and other archived issues of ico-D's first research journal!

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